For some, this is a tough one, but is great for post-university life. Embarking on a year abroad can be hard, especially when living with new people or even living on your own. You gain a greater understanding of how you cope on your own and in certain situations, but also learn how to be more organised with your time and money - you won’t have your parents around to help you out, so it can be quite the learning curve! This also applies to travelling, making sure you manage your money efficiently in order to go from place to place, as a year abroad is a great opportunity to catch buses, trains and planes to far more places for far cheaper than we can in the UK. It’s definitely one of the biggest ‘growing up’ processes a year abroad can offer you.