Are you the kind of person who always has a guilty conscience then blaming yourself for not doing anything while you actually have done a lot? Even when you’re supposed to have a break? Well, hang on there! This blog is just right for you.
1. Intensive Language Courses
During each semester break, our university offers intensive language courses for those who want to use their vacation time to fulfill credits for their major or just studying for fun. Intensive language courses usually last for a week including the final exam. No worries! It is not a whole day lesson, either whole afternoon or morning so that you can have your other half of the day to relax on vacation time and also do homework for the next class. For more information: https://www.th-deg.de/en/students/language-electives#intensive-courses
2. Summer School
Can’t get enough of going abroad? Even after an exchange semester or internship? Then this one is another perfect chance for you. If you want to deepen both your knowledge and intercultural competencies, summer school is a great opportunity to enhance that. For more information: https://www.th-deg.de/en/students/going-abroad#summer-school
3. Job hunting
If you are currently looking for any kind of job including internships or holiday jobs, sending out unsolicited applications could be a good start. You’ll never know what will happen! I sent out my unsolicited application at the end of last year to the international office and here I am now, writing this blog. You can also check out weekly career-newsletter from Career Service: http://career.th-deg.de
4. Pick up a new hobby
Do you have a bucket list or is there anything you always wanted to try out or learn? Then it is time to make it happen now! Either you dream to speak a language fluently, master an instrument, ace your skateboarding skill, learn how to draw…you can do it now! Go Go Go!
5. Keep in touch with family & friends
This pandemic has caused troubles to each one of us uniquely. Please take time to check up on people around you, especially those whom you haven’t seen or talked to for so long. Anyone will be happy and grateful to be checked up on.
Demati Chay is an International Management and Tourismusmanagement student who understands Bavarian dialect more than most Germans do. The only Khmer student at the THD is a festival junkie, a language freak, a fusion-foodie, a snow lover, an urban gardener, and a beer sommelier-wannabe.