Grad trip is worth it, depends. If just to shop, eat, visit tourist places that waste of time & money. Wait until you earn enough for real good experience. For this age is to experience different worlds that can shape your next journey. I did my trip many years ago and did cool stuff, learn much... Going there to visit friends, and sneak into their Uni lectures (Australia); stay with overseas students, some lived in "palace", even with carpeted toliets and others really "shit-holes". Go to clubs, rave parties (dunno what's the trend now), have lunch at their business districts (e.g. in Shanghai, Sydney) with corporate leaders, and also at working class, street side food. Live one night at "premium apartment"in Hong Kong, then take a train to Shenzhen, to Guangzhou. Walk the backlanes to see their cottage factories. Observe the high level of automation (in old Europe, Korea, Japan) or ultra manual processes behind the "curtains" in modern China. Basically, don't go as tourist but as an experience trip. To see another world, give you inspiration - what to be or not to become. This will be useful experience when you start work.