5 Fun Activities For Winter Break!

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How will you be spending your Christmas break?

Colleges and universities across the nation are finishing up their fall semesters giving students a long break that will last them through Christmas, New Year’s Day and, in some cases, well into January. That makes for plenty of free time before, during and after the holiday season, giving students the chance to find some fun things to do before heading back to school for the spring semester.

Are you searching for ideas on how to enjoy your time off? Your parents, family members and friends may have other ideas, but you may want to consider the following when planning your time off:

1. Sleep In — Goodness knows you’ve been burning the midnight candle well into the early hours of the morning prepping for finals and you’re beat! Now is your chance to retreat to the solitude of your familiar bedroom and sleep, sleep, sleep…provided your younger brother or sister didn’t take your room over while you were away this semester!

2. Go Skiing — Cold weather is gripping the nation, sending a freeze deep into Florida. Ski slopes are making snow to go with what has already fallen. Get a pass early enough during your break and you could enjoy skiing, snowboarding or sitting by the resort’s fireplace with your friends day in and day out.

3. Fly Away — Perhaps you’ve considered studying abroad, but haven’t the time or resources to do that. An alternative would be for you to fly to Europe and spend some time traveling on trains and staying in hostels to take in what the continent has to offer. Visit college campuses while you’re on the move — you just may find an affordable “semester abroad” opportunity awaiting you.

4. Help Out — Plenty of organizations need help this time of year, so why not spend some of your free time volunteering? The Salvation Army needs bell ringers, your church may need help with bringing meals to shut ins, your local Habitat for Humanity project may be finishing up a home that can be ready for Christmas with extra hands to help. You get the picture…the “fun” found here is in helping others.

5. Take Classes — For some students, their idea of “relaxing” is taking an intersession class between semesters. Some schools offer classes for three weeks immediately after Christmas and before the spring semester starts while others allow students to complete independent study for credit. Not everyone’s way of spending the break, but it could help you finish up much needed credits quickly.

Winter break will be over before you know it, so in addition to preparing for and celebrating the holidays, you’ll want to make the most of your time before hitting the books again in January.

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