I got randomly put in an off-stream coop program at my univeristy (I'll be starting in the fall). This means that while the vast majority of the school will be having a full year of school with the summer off, I'll be stuck in the opposite cycle of working in the winter and studying in the summer.
Jeez, at least you're doing something and I'm not. I rather trade in with yours if you don't want it. Look, if you're so damn worried about not getting laid then you're just hopeless to yourself and to one another. Worrying about such a thing is pointless and what is important is education right? Or the things you do in your life is what matters than just worrying about a stupid thing just because you're a virgin...
I think you are overestimating how bad it will be, there are similar programs here and it seems as though the people involved get really tight, like a real little family. Is it only engineering students? are you sure there are no other programs running alongside? and it's not like there will be no girls. just become mates with the few girls there are, I can guarantee you they have at least one female friend who has one female friend and so on.
like other commenters. Whereas I understand your frustration, it's also true that you will find work arounds to it.
But hey, you are right, this is the perfect place to vent, so by all means, suit yourself
OP here, thank you everyone for replying.
I did some more research about my stream...I'm now convinced it sucks and I know I need to try everything to get out of it. Apparently the University aren't very receptive to such requests but I'll try anyway.
There are benefits to offstreams, smaller classes meaning more teacher-student time. It's quite possible you were judged, based on your high-school results and teachers recommendations as needing more help than other students. Even if you say you had stellar academics, you probably don't measure up compared to a lot of the other students.