University campus is a great place, but as any student knows its not a palce to spend 100% of your time. When the studies are done and the weekend or vacation comes around, getting off of campus and enjoying yourself is an important aspect of student life. Having some relief from the stress of your studies will be key in getting through the year.
Why It’s Important to Get Off Campus Sometimes
Our students are some of the most dedicated and hard working in all of the world. They also have some of the most challenging and heavy curriculum. All this amounts to some of the most qualified graduates, but it can also be stressful, and it important to let up sometimes. Students sometimes take out their stress with food, leading the often cited “freshman fifteen” (pounds).
Aside from comfort food, there are many different ways to relax and enjoy yourself away from your studies. We’ve taken this article to talk a little bit about some of the ways that students can do this. Here we go:
Movies and Theatre
One of the preferred ways to kick back for students is going to the cinema or the theatre. There are lots of visiting shows that come around town throughout the year (so you don’t have to take a trip to Broadway just to see them). Some recent shows that have paid visits to our area are Wicked, Book of Mormon, and soon the return of Cats.
As for movies, many students simply watch movies in their dormitory or at home, but we’d recommend going out and making a night of it at the cinema. Getting “out on the town” can definitely make a difference.
Day Trips and Sight-seeing
Another thing we’d recommend is going out for short day trips for some sight-seeing. There are many different buses that run out to the mountains and even down to the sea. Make a day of it, take a few friends and see the sights. Take pictures and try not to think about your studies for a little bit.
These little things can go a long way into making your studies much more enjoyable, and you will create some great memories with your friends in the process.