The answer to this question really depends on many influencing factors and each student will probably have mixed views on the topic. Many students believe that after a long period at college they deserve a break, before they either continue down the education path, or go into employment. A popular choice is to go traveling for a year or so, maybe backpacking around Australia or taking in some of the cultures from around the World.
So, how do you know if taking a break after graduating is the right choice for you?
One of the main points to consider is the length of time you will need to continue your studies, for example, if you have just completed a course which lasted two years and have another course on the horizon, which will take another three years, you may decide to delay your break period until you finish the second course. The benefit of doing this is that you will have the course work still fresh in your mind and are probably able to remember things better than if you take a few months off.
Another important factor is your cash flow, many students will not have the finances to take a break before entering into the workforce. One way around this would be to find a part time job in the region you wish to visit. You can find a part time job as a bartender or hotel worker and support yourself while you travel.
Certain employment and education sectors can benefit from traveling and meeting the different cultures face to face. Art is one such subject which falls under this category, many cities across the World have magnificent architecture and art galleries and to see these first hand can be a great influence to students to go and create their own masterpiece.
Stress can be a deciding point. If you find that your time in education was very stressful, the best option may be to take a break before you start applying yourself, this not only gives you time to regenerate, but also reduces the risk of ending up giving up on your chosen subject due...