Summer school is always a great means of getting whatever you want, whether it is earning academic credits or gaining an exposure of studying in a foreign university.
Even more, you get to stay at a completely new place amidst people belonging to diverse cultures. A summer school offers an excellent and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your holistic growth in a short span of time.
For me, it is the most invaluable experience in your study journey and you must not let it pass as a random academic opportunity.
There are some special tips on making the best out of summer school journey:
Since you’re not going to be in your study destination for a long time, I recommend staying close to the city. By housing closer to the city center, you get to know the place and locals in a much better way. Even more, you stay closer to restaurants and entertainment. Although it is going to cost you more money and you may even have to sacrifice space for location. But, it is completely worth your money.
Minimalist packing is something I strongly recommend whenever you’re planning your summer school study abroad journey. This is important to avoid any unpleasantness or discomfort during your stay.
- Carry different layers of clothing to safeguard yourself against unpredictable weather.
- Study the climate and temperature forecast of your study destination during the time you’ll be staying there.
- For girls, carry a nice and comfortable pair of flats or sneakers if you really want to explore new places. It is quite convenient to walk in your flats than heels.
- If you’re planning to shop or even buy memoirs, consider carrying a collapsible duffel if it fits well in your suitcase.
- Research about your study destination and find out about the local culture and trends followed there.
Count Your New Experiences
Try to make a quick adaptation to a new place and start experiencing new things.
Explore new places, spend time with friends and locals, and binge on local dishes.
Study the architecture of the new place and immerse yourself into the surroundings completely.
Let each experience become a part of your memory. All these experiences will help you become a better individual.
Don’t Become a Spendthrift
Stick to your budget and watch your expenses.
Every small thing in a foreign land adds a lot to your experiences. Buy your necessities from wholesale departmental stores, make use of weekly/ monthly passes for transportation and avail student discounts wherever applicable.
By implementing these simple techniques, you will be able to make considerable savings and use that money elsewhere on enriching your experiences.
Travel to Nearby Places
You’re likely to find your study destination connected to various amazing cities by buses or train rides especially when traveling to Europe. Consider making budgeted weekend trips to nearby cities to visit new places.
Remember, you must get out from lodging and see the world you’ve come so far to be a part of.
All these trips and moments spent at your study destination will become a part of your lifetime memories.
Because you’ll be making memories of a lifetime, it is a brilliant idea to maintain your blog, journal, or scrapbook. They will not only help you reminiscence your favorite moments but also remember minute details from your study abroad trip.
Summer school program in a foreign land is an experience to be cherished for a lifetime. You must never leave a stone unturned to make each and every day of your course memorable for years to come.
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