Ahhh…the beloved spring semester at college, you know, the one that straggles along at a slow pace? For the five years I’ve been in college, I’ve noticed that the spring semester drags on much longer than the fall semester. This is mostly true because during the Fall semester there are many holidays to look forward to that make it seem like it breezes by. But what do college students look forward to during the spring semester?
SPRING BREAK! This joyous time-off from school typically accompanies Easter at most universities and colleges. Through my experience, students either use Spring Break as a time to catch up on their coursework or party (wherever that may be). Robin Williams couldn’t say it any better, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’”
But being that the national student loan debt grew to $1.2 trillion, how are students partying? (At least, guilt-free)! I don’t want to be a buzz-kill considering many of us are fed up with winter and are dying to give up shoveling for spring weather. With this in mind, there are ways to still enjoy your Spring Break without “breaking” the bank.
1.Take a Road Trip
It’s as easy as getting into your car and just driving. All you need are friends, a reliable car, and your high-tech smartphone map! Head towards famous national monuments or visit friends and family in different states. Is your GPS sending you through only toll roads? Take the scenic routes to your destination to really enjoy the adventure.
Perfect for the outdoorsy type, camping brings a lot of quality time with your friends…and of course…s’mores. Pitch a tent, start a campfire, bring the friend with the band, and don’t forget the fishing poles! Many states have campgrounds that aren’t expensive to go camp on.
3.Visit a Major City
There’s much to see in the metropolitan areas of all states. You can learn about their history and see their modern sites. It’s not all about just museums and parks; these major cities also have a great nightlife. Some cities to consider are: New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and San Diego.
See? Now you don’t have to cut your Ramen noodle spending with the money you’ll be saving to enjoy your Spring Break!
Oh…and…just make sure you did your homework and studied for that mid-term coming up next week.