Sabbaticals are growing in popularity among millennials

Ms Georgiana Phua attends a UI/UX (user interface and user experience) design bootcamp on weekdays, ceramics classes on weekends, and has also found time for language classes, cooking and travelling.
Ms Georgiana Phua attends a UI/UX (user interface and user experience) design bootcamp on weekdays, ceramics classes on weekends, and has also found time for language classes, cooking and travelling.PHOTO: ADRIANA ALEJOS

SINGAPORE - On a cool January morning this year, Georgiana Phua, 33, landed in Madrid with three suitcases and earnest plans for the months ahead: brush up on her Spanish, work on art projects, and learn about user experience design.

The educator was about to start a year-long sabbatical in the city, and her spirits were high.

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