Since the schedule for most international schools varies, most of us end up with a lot of time on our hands, waiting for college to start. Personally, I spent a good percentage of it worrying about my visa interview and I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy, so here we are. Here are some things you can do to be ‘productive’ during your long break.
- Read blogs and watch YouTube videos to mentally prepare for what’s coming at you. You’re moving to a new country and switching to a new lifestyle, so watching and learning from other people’s experiences will help you spend (*cough* waste *cough*) time, and get nervous and excited at the same time!
- Learn how to cook. If you’re like me and trying to save your coins, you’ll want to eat out a lot less. However, eating out less also means more hard work. I was/am definitely not a good cook, and I wish I had taken some training from my mother when I had the chance.
- Get some work experience. I did an internship during my break, and it definitely gave me an upper hand while looking for a co-op! Even if you don’t know what you want to do yet, it’s always nice to get some experience.
- Travel. When moving to a new country, chances are high that you will miss home. Travel around your home country, and make some quality memories with people you love.
- Skim upcoming course material. Obviously, this isn’t required, but it can be very helpful to get into the mindset of studying and doing homework.
These are all the things I did/wish I did, but be aware of the “productive” trap because chances are you won’t have as much free time once you start college. Enjoy your break too!