After nine to twelve years of non-stop studying
, it is reasonable for high school graduate students to take a
gap before stepping into university. Some people go to
travelling while some choose working. In some cultures, they are encouraged to do
while in other cultures, like mine,
In my country, most parents believe that higher education means better qualities of
is why they force their children to spend as much time as they could study
. Their intentions are benevolent, I mean, every parents wish their offspring to have
a successful lives
life. However, this phenomenon leads to a situation that students continue their education without having a clue of what they are going to do later in life. As a result, most of them skip classes and go
through four years of college without having a purpose. It is a waste of money and resource.
This is why in some countries, young people are encouraged to explore the world before tertiary education. Students can develop a sense of responsibility through working and learning
to cooperate with others. Travel widens horizon and youngsters can learn to be
become independent. The experiences can be very helpful in students' future lives
life and can help them determine their
goal of life before entering further education.
There is no right or wrong for taking a break between one educational phase to another. Everyone is different. The important thing is to realize what the goal
is and do your best to achieve
by all means.