I feel like I really need a break from Penn. Should I take a semester off?


Penn can be a very stressful place. If you are felling this way, you should consider what the best course of action is for you. This might include taking a semester off. Students I know that have taken semesters off have benefited from the time away from Penn. Coping with stress at Penn can look different for everyone so I would consider speaking with trusted mentors, family, friends and advisers to make the best decision for you. Reaching out to a counselor, finding other ways to escape the "Penn bubble", and developing healthy stress relief strategies can also be really beneficial if you decide taking a semester off is not the best option for you. Hoping everything works out for you.

https://www.college.upenn.edu/wellness

https://www.college.upenn.edu/leave-of-absence

Trusty Turtle, April 9, 2019, 9:50