Home for Now? Here's What You Can Do
July 23, 2020
by Shayna Ginster
Because a lot of internships and co-ops are now virtual, many students will be spending their summers back in their hometown. Although you may have been excited to travel to a new city, you’ll learn to love your hometown again in no time! Here’s what you can do to keep yourself entertained and refreshed:
Every city has those ‘basic’ tourist spots that you probably haven’t been to in forever. But they’re popular in your town for a reason!
Even if you’ve lost touch with your friends from your hometown, send them a message. That way, you’ll have a few people to go on adventures with!
This may be one of the last times you get to spend an extended period of time with your family. Take advantage of it while you can! You’ll miss them when you’re gone.
Every city has some trendy new spots you may not know about. There are a lot of articles online that outline some of the newest places you can visit.
Because taking a full day trip to a park or a beach isn’t something you typically do everyday, it will be a fun way to switch things up!
Naturally, new interests and new hobbies lead you to meet new people. By doing something different, you might go to places that you didn’t even know existed before!
There are many social media accounts for cities and towns that outline cool and trendy new places that you can visit. Follow some of these accounts in your area to stay in the loop!
While you’re occupied having fun and working hard in your hometown, don’t lose touch with your friends from RIT. Keep scheduling virtual game nights and Zoom calls to make your transition back to school as smooth as possible!
Have some extra time on your hands? Embrace your inner nerd and teach yourself a new skill! If it relates to your field of study, even better!
Being at home for the summer may not be your first choice, but don’t take the little things for granted. It’s warm, it’s summertime, and it’s up to you to make the most out of your experience!