The problem that many students come across is that they have had no kind of break from education and class it as something similar to school, the freedom and responsibility given to them on entering college life then becomes too much and many don’t know how to deal with it responsibly.
A great way to set yourself up for this big change is to do a spot of travelling and see different areas. Travel broadens the mind and it will open you up to new experiences that will help to mature you and can even help you get a better idea of what you may want to do in life.
Many people travel to Australia or Africa and these are great ways to see the world but there are also the options of touring closer to home and gaining some valuable work experience along the way, the UK has some of the most amazing locations on the planet that people from all over the world travel to see.
Whatever you plan to do remember that you should be having fun even if you are working hard, after all you are only young once.