Here's my situation: I've finished a few years of my Industrial Engineering degree, and I'm having a great time. I love school, love learning, and I am loving life. I am currently away from school, working for an Aerospace company in Irvine. I took a position for 6 months that pays very well, and I am returning to school in the Fall. I planned on leaving the job at the end of June, and heading to South America in early July to backpack. I would stay through the end of August, and travel to all the places I want to go (Macchu Pichu, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, etc.). About a month ago, I applied for a job with Boeing in Seattle, WA. I didn't expect to get the job, because I know somewhere around 800 people apply, and they only accept a dozen or two. I interviewed anyway, because I've never been to Seattle, and it seems like a beautiful area. I figure work is work, but I want to see the world and learn while I can (whether it be work or just life experience). I was about to buy my plane tickets for S.A., and Boeing offered me a job today. The job runs from the end of June through end of August. I am stuck right now. I see the pros, and the cons, of both. Any advice here? Thanks guys.