Are you thinking of taking time out after college and before university? Maybe you are going to take a gap year? To discover the world.
After years of studying at school and then college, many students want to take a break, recharge their batteries and rejuvenate themselves. Others maybe want to travel a little, broaden their horizons, immerse themselves in new cultures and experience new countries. More often than not though, people worry that taking this time out will leave them behind and out of touch with education.
Well, that doesn’t have to be the case with distance learning – you can travel, work and study all at the same time! As long as you have an internet connection and a laptop or mobile device, there’s no reason for you to have to compromise. You can enrol on a course anywhere and at any point during your gap year.
Many universities actually encourage students to take a gap year nowadays, as students can take this time to really grow, get to know themselves and to reflect on what they want in their future. Educating themselves in areas that schools and colleges often overlook. The life experience you gain whilst traveling can be invaluable.
What Courses can you Study while Travelling?
To be honest, the sky really is the limit with studying online. There is a wide range of topics, levels and types of courses available.
Want to study a Diploma? No problem – our courses at Oxford Learning College are either examined online or assessed by coursework, so there is no need for you to attend final exams at an exam centre or other educational institution. Meaning, you have the freedom to study in your own time at your own pace from anywhere in the world.
You can even study A-Levels whilst travelling and take the exams in some international countries. So, if you need a top-up on UCAS points for university next year, studying an A-Level in your spare time has never been easier! You can study as you go and then when it starts approaching exam time, just book yourself into a local examination centre to do the exams. This leaves you plenty of time to work, socialise, volunteer and of course, party and play!
So, that just leaves the burning question … why not take advantage of studying online whilst travelling and broadening your horizons on a gap year?
It can only be a Win-Win situation, and something you will neither forget, nor regret!