So what are you doing with your summer, gap year, life?
Whether it’s a parent, teacher or prospective employer that’s asking the question, or even if it’s just you thinking out loud, a great answer is undoubtedly:
"Well actually, I'm off to do some paid/voluntary work abroad"
Learning to communicate and contribute across cultural and language barriers can help you become resilient, self-sufficient, adaptable and so much more.
When applying for jobs or attending interviews, experience gained from a work or volunteer abroad placement can help you to stand out from the crowd.
You never know, you might even find out what you want to do with the rest of your life.