Nothing quite like those post-travelling blues! Unfortunately they are very much a part of the gap year experience (unless you just never stop travelling, of course) and it’s important you know how to deal with them.
But easing yourself back into ‘normal’ life isn’t just about accepting the fact that the adventure is over for the time being. It’s also about finding work, or continuing with your education, and in this section you’ll find articles which advise on all these things and more.
It is so important that you return with a positive attitude as possible, to have a plan for the next step and to act on it as soon as possible. Reintegrating after your gap year is by no means easy, but it’s something all have to go through, even if it means just saving enough money to head off into the big wide world again.
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