are increasingly popular, they continue to be rather controversial because the benefits are hard to quantify exactly. There are valid opinions on both sides, which I will discuss them now.
On the one hand, opponents of
point to the cost involved in areas
, accommodation and living expenses. All
money has to come from the student’s family, or even from borrowing to be paid later;
, not everyone is financially able to go on exciting adventures and explore different cultures and parts of the world.
, it is often said that gay
take a young person’s focus away from studying
and allows them to get involved in distractions
, there is a concern over the safety of young people if they are travelling to remote places. Being kidnapped or mugged is a poor start to an academic career, after all.
On the other hand
, supporters of
say that the skills learned
outweigh the disadvantages. They highlight the independence and assertiveness that a student will acquire, in areas
as time management and interpersonal skills. They
say that these skills not only leads to building a well-rounded student profile but
to greater career success later in life;
, cancelling out the costs involved.
, there are many examples of young people using
to achieve something significant, whether in humanitarian work or in a sector of business that interest them.
In conclusion, I feel that
may seem like a good way to gain life experience,
without a plan, they can be a setback not only in your education but
outweighs the possible advantages.