Summer vacation has arrived and many of us want take this time to relax and give our brains a break from the rigorous mental exercise we have put it through during the semester. As tempting as this may sound, it is really important that we keep our minds active throughout vacation. Here are some fun ways this can be done.
Giving back to those in needs can be a fulfilling experience. It’s a great way help others and making your summer memorable. Volunteering not only keeps you mentally engaged but emotionally and socially engaged, too. Put a smile on someone’s face this summer!
After spending most your school year reading material for classes, reading for fun may be the last thing you want to do this summer. As international students, this is a great way to build your vocabulary and comprehensive skills. Take some time out to check out your local bookstore or online and see the latest comic books, fiction or non-fiction books available.
Keep a journal and make an entry about your day or experiences. It helps your mind to remember details that can be easily forgotten and it improves your writing skills. It’s also a fun way to read about fond memories as time passes.