4 Alternative Spring Break Ideas

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 It’s that time of year again: spring break planning season. Spring break is just around the corner, and if you’re a student, you’ve probably already been daydreaming about sunshine, relaxation, and freedom from studying… but then COVID got in the way once again.

While spring break may look a bit different once more, it still doesn’t mean you can’t make the most out of your time away from class. If you’re still not sure what you’re doing over spring break, check out these ideas for how you can have fun and give back.

Take an online tour.

With travel being incredibly limited at this time, consider booking yourself an international adventure online. Bring the popular spring break fun into your living room through a virtual experience. Explore unique places all around the world from the comfort of your own home—from Walt Disney World to the pyramids of Egypt to history tours of London, you can get the adventure of a lifetime without getting on a plane.

The pandemic has been incredibly hard on most industries and tourism dollars have been taken away from all countries. Not only will you be learning more about another location by doing an online tour, you’ll also be helping the local communities’ tourism by joining an online adventure.

Build your own fundraiser.

If you’re extremely dedicated to a specific cause, consider using your spare time over spring break to build your own fundraiser for an organization close to your heart. Maybe you want to run a virtual gala, put together an online race or hold a silent auction over Zoom to raise money. Connect with a group of friends to help support their community over spring break and see just how much of an impact a small group of people can make.

Get involved locally.

If you’re not interested in doing a virtual international tour or creating a fundraising event, see what involvement opportunities are already available within your own community. Many nonprofits, especially right now, have increased volunteer openings over spring break, which are great to get involved in on a flexible basis. Whether it’s helping at a local shelter or helping teach refugees English online, you can still use your spring break to give back to those around you.

Donate what you can.

This spring break, consider giving what you can to help support the causes that mean the most to you. Whether that’s donating financially, contributing used goods, or giving nonperishable food, find what you can to give what you can. When it comes to helping the community, every little bit counts.

Make the most of your time by choosing an alternative spring break and enjoy the sunshine while giving back. Whether it’s virtually traveling abroad or staying local, your commitment to serving others helps build a better world for all of us to live in.