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.the last great bucket trip- 3 to 6 months in the English countryside as home base. Friends coming over to stay for week, exploring at one's leisure, Scotland highlands and northern islands, Welsh towns, roman ruins, learning from the locals. London plays, old book shops...good way to finish long travels. It is a dream of mine...maybe it could become a reality. I shall hope for it.
7// Acquire at least three new skills during your year. Suggestions - photography, skydiving, computer programming, martial arts. The key is not to become an expert at any of them, but to become functionally proficient. Cost variable, but any would likely be less than three credits at a traditional university.