5 Things International Students Can Do This Summer in the U.S.

After this incredibly long winter packed with term papers, all nighters and exams, summer is almost around the corner! As an international student, you should probably start planning your three months sooner rather than later to ensure you don’t miss out.

We at peerTransfer have come up with five ideas on how to spend your perfect summer in the States!

Travel the U.S.

America has lots to offer: from visiting the Big Apple, partying in Miami, hiking the Grand Canyon or chilling on the beach somewhere along the coast in California, pack your bags and go! Here are some tips on the right accommodation for you!

Reunite with friends and family

Going home to see your family and catching up with your friends could be a very nice break from being away for a long time. The alternative could be to have your friends or family members come over to see you in the United States. This could be a great way of introducing them to parts of your new life, including the campus, housing, food, and other aspects of the American culture.

Reunite with friends and family

Gain industry experience

For those of you who managed to find an internship (in the U.S. or in your home country), you should focus on building those professional relationships (update your LinkedIn profile accordingly), and gain experience working in an office and the industry you’re interested in.


If interning this summer is not an option for you, volunteering at a local organization could be a great alternative of gaining work experience.  Check out your city’s official website for opportunities in the area of your interest or check out Volunteer Match, Volunteer.gov 

Learn something new in the summer

Learn something new

Whether you take a summer class at your college to get some extra credits or take up fencing, trying something different will not only broaden your horizon, but will also give you the chance to meet new people and make bonding friendships!

Let us know what your plans are for the summer in the comments below.  We at peerTransfer wish you a wonderful time!

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