The HSC has proven to be one of the most stressful periods in an adolescents life.
It has become a social norm that all newly turned adults have the desire to break away from their home reality to take a gap year and explore the world. For nineteen year old Eloise 2014 was the year she was able to explore countries away from Australia. She spent the next twelve months living in England where she taught PE at a school in Norwich, “I lived on campus along side two British guys and girl and a South African guy who I called my gappie”. During holidays she was paid, therefore travelling was a given. “I went to Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Hungary Turkey and Barcelona”, she described it as being such an “insane” trip.
While being away for a period of time adjusting to a new surrounding proved to be difficult for Eloise, although the thought of going back overseas has never been so enticing.