Summer is in full swing, and that means many are hitting the road or hopping on a plane to their favorite vacation spots. For students who need to meet in a traditional classroom throughout the summer semester, travel might not be possible.
But the benefit of pursuing a degree through Georgia State Online is that you can work toward your goals wherever you go – all you need is a laptop and a dependable internet connection. To kick off summer, we’re sharing five of our favorite places to study online on vacation.
- Poolside or surfside.
You’ll have to keep your laptop dry, but there’s no better place to take in a summer day than lounging by the pool or relaxing on the beach. The good news is that you don’t have to waste the sunshine while completing your online studies. Take advantage of the summer weather and pour yourself a glass of lemonade while you tackle your course assignments.
- A local cafe.
If you’re traveling domestically to the Big Apple, across the pond to see Big Ben, or some other city across the globe, seek out a great cafe to log some study hours while still experiencing the local scene. Check online for one with great reviews (and great WiFi) and set up shop for a few hours. Not only will you get the benefit of some quiet time to yourself, but you will also get to enjoy a good cup of coffee and a snack.
- A desk with a great view.
Whether you’re looking out at the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, a picturesque mountain vista or a bustling city street, there’s something to be said for studying with a view. As you select a vacation rental, consider one with a balcony or big window so you can take in the sights and sounds of your destination and stay on track with your coursework.
- A picnic table.
If you’re heading to the great outdoors for your summer escape, consider a picnic table as a perfect makeshift desk while you travel. Take a break midway through a long hike or break out your laptop once you’ve reached the top of a mountain. If internet service is an issue, you can always print out your course readings or bring a book with you and complete your computer work when you get home.
- A hammock.
A hammock is a particularly comfortable place to sit back for some study time. Set up under the shade of a couple trees and spend the afternoon reading or outlining your next paper. No matter where you plan to go this summer, you can bring a packable hammock along to have a cool study spot in the summer breeze. Just be careful not to fall asleep.
The moral of the story? Georgia State Online offers a wealth of flexible options that will allow you to pursue your goals while enjoying those sweet summer moments. Reach out to an enrollment coach to start your journey today.