QUIZ: 10 Questions to Help You Plan a Gap Year


You’ve worked hard and been in school for most of your life. You’ve done everything that’s been expected of you. Now it’s time to figure out what’s next. There is so much pressure to know what you want to do with the rest of your life—but it’s ok if you’re still figuring it out. In fact, if you’re just finishing up college you shouldn’t have it all figured out. Now is the time to take a breath. To travel. To try new things. To find yourself. Your next step starts here. Take the quiz to figure out what to do after college.

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1.What is your ideal vacation?
Spinning a globe and going wherever my finger lands.
Lending a hand on a Habitat for Humanity build.
Hiking the Appalachian trail.
Relaxing out at a beach resort in Maui.
Staycation! Finally, time to Kondo the heck out of my closet.
2.Which of these movies do you most relate to?
Black Panther
Lady Bird
Crazy Rich Asians
Selma
Wild
3.Are you a city mouse or a country mouse?
I like to visit cities but could never live in one.
I thrive on the bustling energy of big cities.
I’m happiest at a farm or secluded cabin.
I love urban life but prefer a smaller city.
I don’t care where I am as long as there are cool things for me to discover.
4.What is your long-term goal?
To make boatloads of money and retire early. Preferably on my own private island.
To make a difference and help others.
To see as much of the world as possible.
To get a decent steady job that pays the bills.
5.What kinds of hobbies do you enjoy?
I love to work with my hands.
I play an instrument.
In my free time I’ve tried to learn a new language.
I work out.
I volunteer at the soup kitchen.
6.What do you do to unwind?
Meditate and do yoga.
Plan my next trip.
Curl up with a good book.
Watch a social justice documentary on Netflix.
Fold laundry. What, I can’t multitask while I unwind?
7.What’s your ideal weekend?
Exploring my town and looking for a hidden gem of a store or restaurant.
Anything outdoors, ideally involving camping and hiking.
Sleeping in and binging on Hulu.
Going to a networking mixer. You never know what connections you’ll make!
8.What kind of eater are you?
I love trying new foods—the weirder the better.
I can eat the same thing every day and be totally happy.
I try to eat seasonal, organic, farm fresh food as much as possible.
I’m on top of all the hottest restaurants and latest food trends, and eat out often.
My body is a temple, so it’s all about plant-based clean eating for me.
9.Did you study abroad in college?
Of course! I would never pass up an opportunity to travel.
No way. I’m perfectly happy in this country, thank you very much.
I wanted to but it was too expensive.
No, but I spent summers or breaks living or working in different places around the US.
10.What kinds of clubs were you a part of?
Club (or varsity) sports.
Social justice club.
Fraternity/sorority
Outing/Outdoor club
None, I’m not really into extracurriculars.