Firstly, I am going to apologise for hijacking this section for an Army purpose but some of the advice and help on here is second to none. Over a year ago I was desperate to drop out of Sixth Form and join the marines but received some excellent advice from @Chelonian and @Mattys that played a big part in my sticking with A-levels which begin next week. I am currently in the process of joining the Army as an Officer and I have recently passed my interview. I’m by no means trying to get ahead of myself but should I pass my medical and subsequently Army Officer Selection Board I’d rock up at Sandhurst as an 18 year old with relatively little life experience. University is not a route I particularly want to put myself through as I honestly don’t believe my heart would be 100 percent in it. Recently I have began looking into teaching English as a foreign language internships in Asia and this appeals to me greatly, I was just wondering whether or not this is a viable route to get some life experience under my belt and whether or not anyone else on here has done this and would potentially recommend it? As a side note I am also curious as to whether if I ended up teaching out in China this would affect my national security vetting in anyway? Thank you.