Thousands of students each year have to make that all important decision on their year out/abroad: to work or to study? Such an important decision requires thought, research and a lot of preparation. Would you prefer to study a different course/module when out there? Maybe a niche school, such as theatre or music conservatories are more up your street? Maybe your CV's looking a little shabby and you fancy adding some all important skills to it? Either way, you're bound to get something out of it, but just what that something really is, is down to you.