In a survey of 86 of my University of Wollongong peers, asking questions to determine whether students prefer to travel before, during, or after undertaking tertiary study, these are the key findings:
I flew overseas for the first time, on a whim, last July in my midsession break. I had originally planned to use my University break to go on a South Pacific cruise – circumstances prevented this travel plan from occurring and I found myself sitting at home, bored, for six weeks. The first week past and I enjoyed my freedom with no pressure to study and an abundance of ‘me time’ available. I picked up extra shifts at work and established a bit of a routine, but by week 3 I’d noticed that a large number of my Facebook friends (some close mates, others mere acquaintances) appeared to be out of the country. I cursed myself for being at home watching re-runs of Grey’s Anatomy and drinking too much vodka diet-coke on my nights off, while so many people explored the world. Continue reading Bitten by the Travel Bug? When will you give in to temptation?