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How come Americans don't get Gap Years?

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11. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

It sounds like it is an education in it's self! I'm with you Travel100...lets go! ;)

12. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

Why does it say that mim is from United Kingdom but Kingwindle is from England?

13. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Because England is part of the United Kingdom, as is Wales, Scotland and Northern Island (off the top of my head, and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).

At the more sunnier times of the year, many Spanish coastal resort towns also become part of the United Kingdom, as does the Canary Islands and other parts of the world.

14. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

And Portugal, James

15. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Quoting Kingwindle

A gap year is not only the gap between school and uni, it is also possible to do it after university like I have done, before I go and get a serious job and a career.
Personally I am taking 2 years off before I go to get a job, I am only 22 so as i am gonna work till i am 65 why not take off one more!

It is quite often the norm though to take a year off before uni or after, and almost an expected thing.}
This trip has definately opened my eyes to a lot of things and i think has made me grow up more i reckon.
Jeez louise, you americans need to start, i am having so much fun!

Not to be fernickity about it or anythin but the "classic" gap year is just the one between uni and school, the rest is just laziness ;)

And as for the UK/England thing, I didn't see that choice when I first joined tp maybe it wasn't there, the sites changed quite a bit but I am actually from all over anyay!!
Born in Scotland grew up in London, Living in Cambridge and Manchester... so I would have chosen UK anyway!

And James and Wocca ha bloody ha!!

16. Posted by Sharp01 (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Things like Gap Years are typically discouraged in the United States because a lot of kids start working and when they first start making a small bit of money they find it hard to leave it and find it difficult to continue on to university with their new found cash in their pockets.

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