Good news for international students: Spring Break is just around the corner! And you know what that means? More time to explore everything Canada has to offer. But with all of those things to do on your list, how do you make sure your Spring Break is everything you want it to be… and more? The tips below might help get you started, so read on!
Leave anything you can put off ‘til next week until… next week
When it comes to all that stuff you can do year round, this is the perfect time to procrastinate. You can experience everyday things like buying a new pair of jeans or catching the latest movie anytime—so why not leave the ordinary for later? Spring Break is your chance to go anywhere, do anything, or visit anyone for seven whole days!
Consider the time of year
March is a tricky month! It could snow like crazy one day and then all that white stuff could disappear under the sun the next. The unpredictable weather means you’ll need to be a little spontaneous, but you’ll still have lots of options. Cold or snowy? Try ice skating, skiing, or a good old-fashioned snowball fight! Sunny days here to stay? Consider rollerblading, hiking, or having a picnic!
Make sure all activities are covered by your student health plan
Before you take part in any activity, make sure that it is covered—especially if you are a thrill-seeker (think: skydiving or bungee jumping)! If you need to top up with some additional coverage, don’t hesitate to spend a few extra dollars now—it could save you thousands of dollars later!
Enjoy ‘family time’ at your home away from home
If you don’t have the cash to travel out of town this Spring Break, you can still have an amazing time at home! This could be the perfect time to get to know your host family or classmates a little better. Plan a slumber party, have a potluck, organize a game night, or stay up all night telling ghost stories, legends, or fairytales from your culture. You know what they say: Family is what you make it.
Ask a Canadian!
Still scratching your head about what you should do this Spring Break? Well, you’re in the right place to get firsthand advice about all-Canadian activities like tobogganing or snowshoeing. Ask your homestay family, your teachers, your classmates—even your hairdresser! Each person will be able to give you their own set of ideas on how to enjoy your Spring Break in true Canadian style. Well, there you have it. You can make Spring Break whatever you want it to be—no matter the weather, how much spending money you have, or who you are with! And, of course, don’t forget to be safe, and have a wonderful time getting to know your new country!
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