10 Fun Activities to Plan This Summer
Whether you have nothing at all to do over the summer or you only have a limited amount of free time, it’s important to make time for fun. If you’re stuck for ideas, start with a few things every university student should do over the summer.
1. Plan a Road Trip
Involve your friends in your summer plans by going for a road trip together. Pick an area of natural beauty or an interesting landmark as your destination. To save money while extending your trip, you could also camp for a few nights when you arrive.
2. Attend a Concert
One ideal destination for a road trip is an outdoor concert or festival. There are always plenty taking place over the summer — all you need to do is pick one that matches your tastes, purchase the tickets, and figure out the details.
3. Go to the Beach
If you’d prefer something more relaxing, head to a beach — either by the ocean or by a lake. Soak up some sun or go for a swim.
4. Visit an Old Friend
The summer is a great time to catch up with old friends. However, some of your friends may not be returning to your hometown for the summer, such as if they need to stay near their university for summer classes, work, or an internship. You can still see these friends if you arrange a weekend visit. This will be a great chance to visit another city, especially since you’ll have someone to show you the highlights.
5. Have a Staycation
If you lack the time or money to travel, have a staycation instead. Pretend you’re a tourist in your hometown and visit places you haven’t seen in years.
6. Read Some Books
Free from required readings, you can finally read for pleasure. Work through a list of books you’ve wanted to read for ages, ask friends for recommendations, or pick out books that strike your fancy at your local library.
7. Work on an Art Project
Something else you may have neglected while you’ve been busy with schoolwork is your creative side. For an inexpensive craft project, transform things you have lying around. You could even create a new piece of decor for your student apartment.
8. Learn Something New
Keep your mind active for when you return to university in the fall by learning a new skill. You may like to pick something that’s likely to be useful after you graduate but that you won’t learn in class, such as coding, graphic design, or a new language.
9. Shadow a Professional
If you’re unsure about what career you want to pursue, shadowing a professional can be invaluable. Contact professionals in your field to see if this could be a possibility. If everything goes well, the experience could even lead to an internship in the future.
10. Find Volunteer Work
Gain useful experience while giving back to the community by volunteering. Choose a cause you’re passionate about, that will help you develop useful skills, and that you’ll enjoy being involved with.
Make sure the fun continues when you’re back at university by moving into a student community. You can find Ontario Tech University off-campus housing within walking distance of campus at 17Hundred. We have fitness facilities, a games room, and dedicated study spaces on site, and your spacious suite is ideal for relaxing and entertaining guests. Sign a lease now to receive summer rent at a discounted price.