No Plans for Spring Break? Have a Stay-cation!

Is a spring break Cancun getaway out of your budget? Here's how to stay at home and be productive in your college search, instead of being bored.
Shannon McKinstrie's avatar by Shannon McKinstrie, PrepMe Student Advisor. Shannon graduated from Virginia Tech and spends her day helping PrepMe students with college planning advice and answering test prep questions. Her favorite food is coffee.

Take a look at these top five ways to maximize your Spring Break without leaving home:

Get ‘er done

Whether your passion is cooking, building, or painting, accomplish something that you’ve been meaning to do. Make brunch for your family, build a garden, take an art class… whatever you do, take this time to do or make something you can be proud of!

Be a tourist

Since you don’t have to apply quite yet, this is the best time to schedule a campus visit. Take a guided tour, ask questions, and get a real feel for the place you might consider spending four years. That way, when it comes time to get those applications ready, you’ll be confident in your choices.

Spring clean

Why not give your room a makeover? Use the warmer weather as an excuse to toss out old junk and reorganize. Make an area that you love for studying, donate clothes that you don’t wear anymore, or visit our Pinterest board for some cool ideas to spruce up your dorm room.

Get moving

No time like spring break to shake off the winter blues and get outside! Even if it’s just tossing around a Frisbee, make a point to get out with family and friends to enjoy some fresh air and exercise.

Lend a hand

Helping out your community has so many benefits. Not only will it help you build a strong résumé and impress colleges, but you’ll also make some friends and learn new skills.

So, what are your plans for Spring Break?

filed under College Planning, High School Life, Just For Fun
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