Hi, i just finished my first semester in physics, going pretty good, so i assume that i will finish my bachelor after the normal 3 years. But the thing is, i'm an aspiring athlete as well, and i've been wanting to move to USA and train there for 1-2 years intensly and see if i can get anywhere within my sport. I decided to go to college insted of training, at least the bachelor, but i'm afraid if i wait until i finish my master, that´s 5, athleticly active years (since i can only train seriously until about 30/35 i'm guessing). So here's my question, do you have any experience with taking some time off after the bachelor degree? I was thinking maybe i'd take 1-2 years off after my bachelor, before going for my masters degree (don't really plan on going much further then that, but who knows what happens). I'm thinking it might be hard to go "out of the loop" for so long before going into the graduate studies, and i'm kinda afraid that my it would be hard to pick up again, plus of course all my friends would already be finished by the time i get around to my masters courses so i'll have to start from scratch with making connections with people to study with. The best for me would of course if i could get into school in California (close to OC) so i could both train and go to school, but i don´t see that happening financially (full scholarships as a foreigner is a ***** isn´t it?). Hopefully you guys have some good ideas :) With regards, Kári.