You have finished all term papers, conquered all-nighters and final exams, and now it is time for international college students to plan your well deserved three months summer break!
We at peerTransfer have come up with a list of things you can and should do to relax as well as prepare for during the summer months.
Relax: After intense final weeks of college which include a lot of studying, final exams and papers, the first thing you should do is give yourself a break. Take a few days off to regain energy, eat healthily, do some exercise and catch up with friends and family. Also, if you are planning on doing an internship in the summer, try to schedule a week off before the next term starts, so you can regain energy and start fresh for next year.
Travel: Summer break is probably the best time get some relaxation, exploring and sightseeing done. You are young and have plenty of time on your hands, take advantage of it. Whether you are planning a road trip with friends along the coast, visiting Europe, or going to an amusement park in the US, make sure to make the most out of the benefits of being a student!
Do an Internship: If you are planning on staying and working in the United States after graduation, interning over the summer is one of the best ways for international college students to increase your chances of getting hired after college. You will not only gain insight of the industry, but also make key connections and expand your network.
Update your Resume: While you should update your resume, you should also take the time and sign up for LinkedIn and create an account. Build your virtual resume and list all your achievements, activities and milestones, as well as connect with people you have met.
Stay on top of things: While you are traveling, interning or just hanging out in the summer time, there are often several deadlines regarding financial aid, housing, tuition fee payments and class registrations. Make sure to stay organized and up to date. It is also wise to read the newspaper and know what is going on in the world – and in your field of study.
Have an amazing time and let us know what you have planned for the summer in the comments below!