During the summer, things can get a little boring. Lucky for you, there are a ton of fun things that college students can do in the summer! To help you through your boredom, here are a few of my favorite summer ideas!
1. Go on a trip
At the end of the semester, students are extremely stressed. Once the semester is over, however, my favorite thing to do is to go on a nice relaxing vacation! It doesn’t have to be far, just make sure that it is fun! If possible, try to bring along your college friends!
Summer is the perfect time to get in volunteer hours. Although volunteer hours are not always required, they look very good on scholarship applications!
3. Get a part time job
Needing to make some extra cash? Look for a part-time job this summer! It will help fill that hole in your pocket caused by tuition, textbooks, and late night pizza binges!
4. Take an online summer class
Is your degree plan as full as mine is? If so, try emptying out some of that space by taking an online summer class! These can be so beneficial! You can take a look at my post on why you should take an online summer class here!
5. Check out your local bookstore
During the semester, it is so difficult to find time to read. Take this free time to check out your local bookstore and pick up a new book!
6. Watch a favorite movie
Have a few movie faves that you haven’t had time for lately? Watch one today! Why not grab yourself some popcorn while you’re at it!
7. Have a DIY spa day
School is exhausting! Treat yourself by having your own DIY spa day! Just Google a few ideas and gather supplies!
8. Start working out with a friend
Now that the semester is over, you can start using that extra free time to get in shape! We don’t want that freshman fifteen to sneak up on us!
9. Shadow for your future profession
When applying for graduate school or a job, it is very beneficial to have a little shadowing experience on your resume. Shadowing is also a great way to make connections with people in your field!
10. Start a blog
Wanting to start a new hobby but can’t figure out what? Start a blog! Trust me, once you do, you will get obsessed!
11. Get your college gang together
Missing your friends this summer? Start a group chat and see if they want to get together!
12. Pick up a new hobby
If you are feeling like there is nothing to do, maybe you should try picking up a new hobby! Get crafty this summer!
13. Teach yourself to cook
Sooner or later we are all going to have to learn how to cook. Why not take the time now? I’m sure your future husband will appreciate it!
14. Take time to catch up with old friends
Since you’ve been away at college, you probably haven’t been able to spend very much time with your old high school friends. Use this summer to catch back up!
15. DIY your own dorm room decor
Want to have a super trendy dorm room? Search Pinterest’s DIY dorm room decor, pick your favorite, and start getting creative!
16. Do an internship
Need an internship on your graduate school or career application? Work on that this summer! I’m sure you will learn a lot!
17. Read your favorite blogs
Want to do something a little more laid back? Read some of your favorite blogs! AsLifeGrows has a ton of posts that are helpful for college students!
18. Learn a new language
Who doesn’t want to be able to speak two languages?! Grab some Rosetta Stone and get going!
19. Do something kind for your family
While we are relaxing in the summer, our family members are usually off working all day. Be sweet to them and clean the house a little. I know they will appreciate it.
20. Plan for your future
Now that you have tons of free time and much less stress, start planning for your future. Decide where you want to be in a few years. Then, plan out the steps to get you there!
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