If you are planning to study in the United States or Canada, you will be pleased to know that students there have up to four months of summer vacation. It’s quite a lot of free time, isn’t it? To make sure that you won’t get bored during such a long period of time, we have come up with some summer ideas for international students.
While studying, you probably won’t have enough time to explore the new city, but during the summer break you most certainly will. Google some important historical and cultural sights and visit them, so as to get to know more about the place you are living in. Also, you can absorb the city’s atmosphere by strolling around and enjoying local architecture, shops and restaurants.
By that time, you will have met many new friends in your school. It would be nice to spend some time with them outside your classroom. Together, you can go hiking, have fun on the beach, go to watch a new movie in 3D or organize a movie marathon at home and so on.
If you enjoy listening to live performances of your favorite singers and bands, both the USA and Canada can provide you with many opportunities to do that. Summer is the perfect time for music addicts, since a great deal of concerts and music festivals are held during that period of time. Just go through the announcements to see when your favorite performers will give concerts in your city or in a city not far from yours.
If you did not manage to find a part-time job during studying year, don’t get disappointed. You will have plenty of time to find a job during the summer break. Just spend some time writing a good CV and then go to the places in your town, which are hiring students, or apply for a job online.
Nowadays, volunteering is very popular in both Canada and the USA. You can join this movement and become a volunteer in some local charitable organization or at your college. Just think about what issue you would like to address – homeless people, stray dogs, air pollution etc. Then find an organization or a group of volunteers working in that area and offer your help.
As you can see, there are many ways to have a great time during summer vacations in a foreign country. We hope our summer break tips will help you understand what exactly you want to do during that period of time.