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Dropping Out Of College To Travel Is Probably Not A Good Idea
Posted by Mikkie on 14th November 2014

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Almost every college student has the urge to drop out of school and hit the road traveling.  Some will actually attempt to do this while others will not be able to for one reason or another.  It has been found that if you wait until after you graduate to travel you will be able to have a much better time.  There are many reasons why you should wait until after graduation to travel.  You can find out what these reasons are by simply reading below.

Your Education Is Valuable

When you think of your education you might think that it is okay for it to be put on hold.  However what many do not think about is the fact that if you have your education you will find that you will be much more knowledgeable and that can help you during your travels.  Knowledge is the key.  Most people will need to have their four-year education completed in order to be successful.  Your education will teach you how to be good at many different things such as critical thinking, time management and will also teach you a good work ethic.  It will also teach you other things such as how to write documents clearly and comprehensively.  You will never know exactly what you will need from your college experience until you actually need it.

You Are Able To Travel And Attend College

When you compare travel and college you will find that in reality they actually kind of go together.  You might even be able to find a program where you will study abroad.  What this means is that you will spend part of your college time studying while in a different county.  There are options that will allow for you to spend as much as up to half of your college experience in a different country.  Not only will you get to travel to foreign countries you will also be able to experience how it is to live in a different country.

If you find that studying abroad does not fit into your plans there are other opportunities that can help you to experience the traveling lifestyle.  These opportunities include volunteer trips, summer programs, and yes even backpacking during your summer break.  As you can see there are many ways you can get the travel experience while still attending college.

 The World Will Still Be There When School Is Complete

If you feel like you cannot tackle school and traveling you have nothing to worry about.  You will not miss anything because the world will still be there when you have completed your schooling.  It is important for you to get your education first and then travel second.  In order to travel successfully you should be educated with a good job that will help you to finance your travels.  After all traveling is not cheap and depending on where you wish to travel to it can be very expensive.

If you are the type of person that has always had the attitude of doing things when you want to it might be time for a change.  Get your college education first and then travel second.  The countries and the world that you wish to travel to will still be there once your education is complete and you will be able to enjoy the travels much more.  Once school is over then you can pack your bags and set out to see the sights.  Not only will waiting allow for you to finish your education but it will also allow for you to plan the trip of a lifetime.

Image Credits to: Nolan O’Brien