What to Do Over the Summer Break

By Josh Baker on June 11, 2019

When a student finally finishes their spring semester of college, there is nothing they look forward to more than their summer break. They may even start to become a lot more involved in planning for their family’s summer vacation. Preparing for summer vacation can be a very difficult task, especially when you are doing it yourself for the very first time. One of the main reasons why setting up plans for a summer vacation can be challenging is due to the wide variety of options, priorities, resources, and responsibilities.

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The very first question that pops into most people’s heads when planning a summer vacation is “What do I want to do?” The responses can range from luxurious and exotic, to roughing it in the wilderness. However, the more affordable and achievable answer is often spending time with friends and family, especially when you have not seen them that much over the past ten months or so.

When you spend time with friends, you will have to find something fun to do. You can spend the day at the beach, enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, enjoy a baseball game, or simply take a nice stroll through the park. How about going to see a movie? Summer is the only season of the year that can be fluidly followed by the word ‘blockbuster’, and there’s almost no shortage of summer blockbusters this year. We have superhero movies galore, the return of some childhood favorites, and stories that will both thrill and inspire audiences.

While hanging out with your friends is always a blast, sometimes another priority will take up some of your summer’s time as well; finding a job and/or internship. Not everybody will be able to find one all that glamorous, or one that entirely suits their skill/talent. However, it is important to bear in mind certain aspects of the task, such as geography, pay (if applicable), who you would be working with, the hours, the environment, etc.

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If your town has a local pool and you know what to do in case of an emergency, perhaps taking up the role of a lifeguard would suit you. If you have a knack for drama, perhaps performing at the local theater is what you are looking for. If writing is more your thing, you could consider writing articles for a college website.

Sometimes what you spend your summer doing does not always have to involve labor of some kind. You could also see if there are any engaging seminars that catch your interest, whether it be about history, science, safety, or other cultures.

So if you are still wondering what you are going to do with yourself this summer, just keep an open mind, know your limits, and see what’s out there! But most of all, always try your best to have fun! September will be here before you know it.

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