J.D. Salinger - The Catcher In The Rye or if you prefer Junichi Fujisaku - Ghost In The Shell (At least partially)
"I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.That way I wouldn't have to have any goddam stupid useless conversations with anybody. If anybody wanted to tell me something they'd have to write it on a piece of paper and shove it over to me. They'd get bored as hell doing that after a while, and then I'd be through with having pointless conversations for the rest of my life."
Sometimes when I see everything that goes on around me I really begin to feel this way.. I think I like it so much because I can identify with it so well.
Even with the work problems that really sounds like it would be a really great thing to do.
I'd love to be able to go do something like that now right now.. just escape everything by immersing myself in something completely different and new, to occupy my mind and find something to actually enjoy.
Amazing, yes. Easy, no. Trust me, I can get really frustrated some days. There is a bit of a safety net in that most bus drivers, police, and government office workers know English if you need some help. I wouldn't recommend anything that could mess up your chance in university, but if it's possible to make arrangements to ensure you can get back the next year, well then why not? Good or bad, it would likely be an experience you'll be telling stories about for the rest of your life.
I was thinking of talking to my course co-ordinator at university about the possibility of studying overseas, as I now have a bit of spare money floating around that I was meant to be using for a holiday anyway, which unfortunately won't be happening now.
Not sure exactly where I'd want to go as of yet though, but if I can manage it I'm sure no matter where I end up it'll be great just to get away and experience something new.
I think a year of studying abroad is a real gem on a person's CV and it might even help you gain a new interest in your field of study. Talking to a course coordinator doesn't require any commitment at all so I wouldn't hesitate to do so if I were you. He/she might even really help you decide on a destination or small pool of destinations based on some very valuable data about what sorts of resources are available and where.
As a young person you are likely a lot more compatible with the idea of having a roomie than an old dog like me, and that can make finding accommodations very easy in almost any university town. I hope you at least investigate a little further.
Going back to what OP said, I found a quote from Catcher in the Rye on Shmoop that truly captures a sentiment I often feel. “That's the whole trouble. You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful, because there isn't any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you're not looking, somebody'll sneak up…” I often wish for solitude, a place where I can be by myself, but have never found one.