Over the summer, some students will have internships with leading innovators, like SpaceX or Facebook. Some will take on world-changing service projects. Others will work to save up for the busy school year. Others yet will… well… not be doing such amazing, life-changing things. Here’s a guide to describing your not-so-thrilling summer plans.

Watching Netflix

“I’m actually going conducting a pretty intense visual media study. I’m really excited about exploring the connection between technology and the arts, so I think I’m going to be spending a lot of time really diving into that.”


“I’ve always been really interested in early-childhood education. I really just want to spend a lot of time trying to figure out how kids think about things. I mean, I’m not really doing any kind of formal program, but honestly that’s just because I really want to have first hand experience and not get tangled up in any bureaucracy."


“My plans are still a little up in the air, but I think I might do some kind of sociological research. Maybe some kind of independent study on human social interactions. The most important thing is to really immerse myself completely in whatever cultural zone I am experiencing, right?”

Eating Nachos

“Dude! I’m doing a crazy culinary immersion project. It’s going to be sickkkk!” (It will, indeed, be “sickkkk” if you use spray cheese.)