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My personal statement. As much as I enjoy all aspects of my geographical and world development studies, Ive discovered that Im more drawn to the human side as opposed to the physical

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Family vacations have exposed my love of the world. Each year I long for the summer when I may get the opportunity to experience a new culture and be subject to different experiences that vary greatly from my home life in North Devon where diversity and opportunities are limited. I was lucky from an early age to travel with my family on camping holidays to France, and in the more recent years to further afield- the USA and Turkey. These trips have allowed me to relate my AS world development knowledge to the native lifestyles. In Turkey this year I found myself comparing different areas due to their levels of development, this proved Daylan to be different because of the protection of ...read more.

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I realised how determined I can be as I had to raise £1500 for the transport and accommodation in order to take part in the trip. To do this, I worked long hours during my school holidays and weekends in a local tearooms where I’ve worked since completing work experience in year 10. As much as I enjoy all aspects of my geographical and world development studies, I’ve discovered that I’m more drawn to the human side as opposed to the physical. Therefore; since my A level studies I’ve learnt that my passion lies in world development as it combines all aspects of my GCSE and A-level education that I enjoy, mixing the cultural, social, political and economic aspects of the world into one study. ...read more.

Conclusion

I am proposing to apply and defer until 2014 because I want to take a gap year in order to travel. I am currently torn between where to visit on my travels as ideally I?d go everywhere, countries vary so greatly with culture, lifestyles and landscape and I would love to experience them all. I think that travelling will help me in future studies because I will have the ability to link personal experiences to what I study in my degree. But as much as I?m looking forward to travelling I?m also eager to have the university experience as I think that it?ll be an opportunity to become more independent. ...read more.

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