theres no simple response to this.
weigh your priorities is all i can say. in norway its customary to take a year off. most kids work at a grocery store and save up enough money to go travelling for a while. which is great, by all means. however i realized that the only thing i would want to do in a year off is ski, the best way to get that done was to move to a place where i could ski alot. so now im at school in vancouver. whatever you chose though, be sure that you are prepared to service the debt you may accumulate, the last few days it has been dawning on me that i actually have to you know, get a job.