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Help me feed my 20-something wanderlust. Difficulty level: Wheelchair

I'm like every other post-college twentysomething in lots of ways: I make too little money, watch too much Netflix and indulge in an existential crisis oh, about once an hour. Also, like many in my cohort, I love the idea of packing up a ratty old duffel bag and heading off to some far corner of the world to taste, see and do all I can, while maybe giving myself either a leg to stand on once I return to the job market here or the warm-n-fuzzies that come from volunteering and/or service learning. All pretty standard fare. Here comes the doozy of snowflake: I'm in a wheelchair and have certain difficulties with speech fluency, owing to my CP and spastic diplegia diagnosis. Try as I might, I can't get myself to give up on the dream of spending a year or more abroad, even with all this in my way. Help me get there, oh beautiful hivemind? [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jan 19, 2014 - 16 answers

 

Dead ends everywhere I look

That I've posed this question more than once before in various forms doesn't say very many good things, but the circumstances being what they are, I have to hope the answer is yet to be found. That's all I've got really- hope.I'm a 23 year old recent college grad ( in May, with a BA in psychology from Stony Brook University in NY), looking for love, a job, a journey and a purpose. I'm also in a wheelchair, unable to speak fluently in an increasing percentage of life situations, grossly overweight, unmotivated and uninspired. Help me build a life away from my couch and outside of daytime TV, Facebook and lies. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Oct 10, 2013 - 25 answers

Where should I travel?

My roommates and I are going abroad for the month of July. We're American college students; we'd like to go somewhere warm and cheap for a month. The thing is, we're not necessarily looking to go backpacking the whole time. I'm searching for a place that's super cheap, warm, and close to the ocean where we can write/relax/make music for a month. Shoestring budget here, and we don't mind dumpster diving. In the past I've sublet an apartment in Paris for two months for really cheap and just lived there to explore the city. Does anything spring to mind that's coastal and doable? [more inside]
posted by Shasta on May 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Find out where it's happening, and get yourself there?

Can I- a college student- work for the Obama campaign (in dc, in chicago, in a swing state) this summer and not starve? Or are there other wacky, do-it-while-you're-young-live-out-of-your-car summer experiences Askmefi would suggest? [more inside]
posted by 221bbs on Apr 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Can single, working adults study abroad?

How does study abroad work for adults? [more inside]
posted by veganfilmjunkie on Oct 18, 2011 - 17 answers

Best location for college students on a spring trip?

A group of us students are given the opportunity to go abroad over the Spring Break week in a (predominately) non-english speaking country. The location is up to us (war zones are of course off limits. I'm unsure of the distance limit, I believe South-East Asia is too far away, and St. Petersburg is the only option for Russia) and the cost is subsidized quite a bit. The purpose of the visit isn't for lounging around and seeing sites though, we will be conducting individual research in order to make a ~50 minute presentation back home. Obviously this is something that will come from the desires of the group, but I was hoping to get some input from the educated masses here at MeFi so that I could relay it back to the rest of the group.
posted by SollosQ on Aug 31, 2010 - 18 answers

Can I plan around teaching English abroad?

Is teaching English abroad a feasible and realistic career plan? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9 on Jul 16, 2010 - 14 answers

Can't I just take pictures in Somalia and Gaza for the rest of my life?

[Help-me-plan-my-life filter] Q1: What should I do with my life? Q2: Which College should I attend? {intl relief/dev or photography related} [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jan 8, 2010 - 7 answers

What should I do this summer?

What are some life-changing things I, as an art student, can spend my summer doing? [more inside]
posted by Paulefinch on Dec 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Computer Engineering, or Linguistics? Or maybe web design... and how do I fit travel in there?

I'm having a lot of angst about whether to continue with my major, Comp Engineering, or to find something else, such as linguistics or web design. Can you give me some perspective? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Aug 8, 2008 - 16 answers

Study Abroad: Nantes/Paris

I'm a French major (a sophomore) at an American university weighing my options for study abroad and I'd like some input, especially about Nantes, France. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Jul 31, 2008 - 10 answers

I am 21 and bored with life

I am 21, male, and I'm pretty bored with life, I feel stressed about doing nothing. I am having trouble figuring out what it is I really want to do with all of the time I have right now, and I've definitely been stagnating. Give me some advice! [more inside]
posted by thegmann on May 8, 2008 - 19 answers

What. to. do.

How can I reconcile two different and conflicting plans for my future? (long-ish explanation) [more inside]
posted by brynna on Apr 28, 2008 - 11 answers

I'd rather avoid those seasickness wristbands.

What should I give my mother for her upcoming trip around the world? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Nov 11, 2007 - 15 answers

Where should I live in the US while I go to business school?

Where should I live in the US while I go to business school? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Oct 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Future Brissie

I'm moving to Brisbane, Australia soon for university. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 4, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I pay for my adventures?

Travelers I need your help....how did you pay for it? [more inside]
posted by Blandanomics on Mar 16, 2006 - 19 answers

University Blues

Has anyone dropped out of school or taken a significant amount of time off and done something exotic? I can't stand college anymore. I know that most jobs I could get out of the US, or even in remote and interesting places within the US, would require some sort of skill, so what sorts of things should I work on now? What kinds of opportunities should I know about? I went to college for two semesters, decided that I was sick of being schooled after 19 years and took a semester off to travel through Asia by myself. I did, and came back full of fervor for learning and seeing my friends again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2006 - 17 answers

Where should I spend a year?

I'm planning to spend a year abroad after graduation. Help me pick a country. [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Oct 3, 2005 - 14 answers

Should I go to MIT?

I'm currently finishing a MS degree at Georgia Tech. I've been accepted to the GT PhD program, and will probably be accepted at the MIT Media Lab. Should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by anjiro on Mar 10, 2005 - 24 answers

Studying Spanish

I have one semester left in college (until the scholarship money runs out) and I would like to spend it abroad minoring in Spanish. As much as I love Spain, I would prefer to go somewhere more exotic and off the beaten path. I’m looking for adventure to accompany my education. I’ve only been to Mexico and Cuba and would like to get people’s perspectives and recommendations on other Latin American countries. If you were in my shoes, where would you go and why?
posted by TheGoldenOne on Jan 17, 2005 - 12 answers

Aimless

I'm a 35 year old male and am smart, single and fit but find myself feeling like time is running out. Perhaps too smart; I have a high IQ, whatever that is worth, but am not a college graduate and I find I still have a bit of a complex about this despite having been gainfully white collar employed for most of my adult life. I never started college and wouldn't even know where to begin. I meet people easily and am told that I am good looking. I was 30 before I realized that I had coasted so far on charisma. With an opportunity to make a life change in the next year what should this American do? Long term and short term answers are all welcome and travel is a possibility if your answer deems it necessary.
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2004 - 38 answers

Where to Winter Break?

WinterBreakFilter: If you were a 19-year old college student in California with a working car, a few hundred dollars, the period between December 9th and January 3rd, a sense of adventure, sidekicks as needed, some knowledge of the French language, and a general desire to do something memorable this year....

What would you do?
posted by rfordh on Nov 19, 2004 - 29 answers

What to Bring to University?

Things to take to university? I'm moving into my (self catered) accommodation in a couple of weeks from now, and as I am sure most of you have been through this before, I was wondering what the absolute essentials are, along with any other tips you can throw at me.
posted by Orange Goblin on Sep 9, 2004 - 22 answers

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