With the summer break just around the corner, many undergrads are left with a fairly straight forward question that is not so easy to answer – How am I going to spend my summer break? Unlike in secondary school where summer break stretch over from June to august, summer break in college extend from mid-April till early September, giving you almost four months off from studies! For many of us, college consumes a great deal of our time during the remaining 8 months of a college year. As a result, students often find it difficult deciding on a way to spend their summer. Consider these options.
Many undergrads often sign up for summer school. Depending on the college, summer programs may continue for four months, or either be compressed for eight to nine weeks similar to the Stanford law school summer program. Looking at how your college plan schedules summer programs, singing up for a summer course could leave you with no time to do anything else during your summer break. Look at all details of the summer school you think of singing up for before you plan your summer break.
Volunteering is the best way to fulfil your civic duties and to give back to the society. There are plenty of summer break volunteer options, from volunteering as a coordinator at the local museum to helping at a day care center. Majority of the volunteer organization are nor for profit organization, as a result, your hard work will directly go into assisting people in need. Consider signing up for AIESEC or Go Abroad which offer you volunteering placements such as preserving the environment in Costa Rica to medical volunteering in Uganda. The best thing about volunteering abroad is, while you contribute to make a change in the local community, you could take part in a forum such as a youth leadership conference.
The summer the best time for undergrads to travel and explore the word! Either you deice to sign up for a summer course abroad with higher education institutions, volunteer in Maldives or simply fly back to your home country to be with your family, travelling is the best way to relax from the stress of college. Visit a place you have never been to, learn about the local culture, see historical location, and make merry memories and most importantly get to know yourself. You may find certain benefits available for students in many parts of Europe and Asia.