6 Ways to Make the Most of your Summer Break

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Bask in the sunlight!


The best time of year has finally arrived: SUMMER! Summer is the best time to catch up on all the activities that you may have missed during the busy school months. Don't know what to do with all this newly-found free time? Check out our list of summer activities to make the most of your time off:


The summer means warm weather, beaches, music festivals so why not take some time and explore! You can travel far by airplane, cruise, or pack up the car with some friends and hit the open road for a camping trip for an economical alternative.


Volunteering is something that is usually put on the backburner when setting up your priorities during the school year. For example, doing yard work for your neighbors or helping out at a soup kitchen nearby are easy ways to reach out in your community.

Take summer courses

Summer classes are a way to either move ahead in your curriculum by finishing general education courses early or catch up if you're falling behind in coursework and usually only last a few weeks per session.

Get a summer job/internship

Internships and summer jobs are a way to build the foundation of your career while learning valuable skills like time management, communication in a professional setting, and work ethic.

Spend time with friends/family

Whether you go to school across the street or across the country, the summer is a time to make memories with friends and family that you may have missed when studying for exams.


This is most likely the first chance you've had to relax for the past few months so enjoy when you can! Take 5-minutes, a day, or a month to reflect on all your achievements from the past semester and relax. You earned it!

No matter what you decide to do during the summer, congratulations on finishing another semester! It was hard work, but now you have the freedom of summer to look forward to.

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Rebecca Connolly
Hofstra University

Rebecca is a senior marketing major at Hofstra University. 
Originally from Colchester, Connecticut, she loves exploring New York City and finding all the best food. You can usually find her anywhere that serves pizza, buffalo wings, or chocolate milkshakes while panicking over her post-graduation future.