When they were younger, UC Davis students had far less choice in their summer plans: endless road trips to national treasures they had never heard of, arts-and-crafts day-camps that had no supplies other than toothpicks and glue, visits to bizarre relatives they were mortified to be related to. Nowadays these same people who once dreaded summer are deciding for themselves how to spend their three-month break. So what are they doing? We asked a few, and heres what they said:
Spending six weeks in Ireland learning about literature. And hiking, too, apparently. But I swear they didnt mention that when I signed up.
Taking vacations to Hawaii and Yosemite. And Ill be working at a musical theatre summer camp for kids. Ill have to remember to buy earplugs.
Working at my old job at a clinic that cares for the elderly in San Francisco and reading the new Harry Potter.
Taking my last class and then going on vacation in Hawaii. The trip will be my last chance to have fun before getting a job.
Visiting my mother outside Washington, D.C., and taking a trip to New York. Im also hoping to work in a hospital and play golf. Maybe Ill play golf with the doctors.
Painting buildings for the school district in my hometown, Reedley.
Studying abroad in France and taking an art program. My girlfriend is going to fly over, and well tour through the country for about two weeks, visiting wineries and embarrassing ourselves with our really bad French.
Mostly Ill be staying in town and working. Toward the end of summer, Im going to study abroad in Vancouver. And no, Im not worried about SARS.
Looking for a job. Know of any?
Chris Meares 03
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