The Lance looks at how students are spending their summers
Summer break is underway for UWindsor students, and they are heading to their hometowns, attending fairs at the Windsor Waterfront, and taking part in new activities across the region. The Lance explores how students are spending their summers.
Shubham Malhotra is a 4-year Computer Science student. He is an international student who is currently spending his summer break in his hometown, New Delhi.
“During summer breaks, I find solace in returning to my hometown, Delhi. It is a time for relaxation and recharge that allows me to take a break from my hectic schedule. Spending quality time with my friends adds to the bliss,” said Malhotra.
Upon asking what activities they engage in to keep themselves busy during breaks, Malhotra said, “Playing guitar and listening to music is what keeps me busy. Playing tennis adds to the joy. Currently, I am learning to play a song called Sultan of Swings that I highly recommend you listen to.”
Malhotra believes that doing this helps him take care of his mental and physical help. To avoid becoming too sedentary, it is important to keep oneself busy with what we enjoy the most.
While back home for summer break Malhotra is familiar with go-to spots in W-E., “The Windsor Waterfront, Sandpoint Beach, Point Pelee National Park, Willi Stead Park, Jackson Park, and Coventry Garden are all great places to visit.”
Malhotra says it is important to venture out and explore new places during their breaks. It provides a valuable opportunity to break free from a routine and refresh our minds and body.
Malhotra has future places to travel internationally. “North London in the UK holds a special place in my heart, making it a must-visit destination on my travel list.”
“As this is my first summer break in Canada and as a university student, I planned many things for it. But currently, I have an internship in CEI, 35 hrs/week. I can’t think of anything better than that. I am also studying one course on campus,” said Marop Mathiang, a 2nd year engineering student at UWindsor.
Mathiang is currently staying in Windsor during the summer. He is also playing intramural basketball in the summer on campus.
He wishes to travel back to his home country. “It has been a decade since I have visited my country. I want to see my family again. I also love Toronto and exploring that city,” said Mathiang while talking about his future travel plans during the break.
When asked what places he would suggest in Windsor, Mathiang recommended GameStop at Cinemax in the Devonshire Mall and Lakeshore.
“I believe the best way to learn is by experience. Students should travel places and get to know the world better,” said Mathiang.
Jaini Patel is a year 4 undergraduate in Business Administration (honors) with a specialization in Marketing.
“I usually like getting some getaway with work and studies to refresh my mind,” said Patel.
Patel is currently spending her summer in Windsor. She is working and taking some additional courses. When asked about their favorite summer destinations, Patel said, “I would love to travel back to Toronto if I am in Canada. If outside Canada, I would love to go to a place with a beach like the Maldives or even Mexico. Greece is currently on the top of my travel bucket list.”
“I would recommend traveling to Point Pelee Island during the summer. They have cottage rentals, and you can enjoy beautiful sunsets and BBQs with friends and family.”
Musaib Nagani is a year 3 Computer Science student. He is an international student and usually travels back home to Mumbai, India during his summer breaks.
“I love traveling in general but when it is summer break, beaches are the answer to all my questions. Usually in summer, I’m in India so my friends and I have a pact of going to Goa every summer. Goa is basically the Miami of India as it has the most beautiful beaches and fun nightlife,” said Nagani.
“In Windsor, I’d suggest Belle River, Point Pelee, and water activities in Tecumseh,” added Nagani.
According to Nagani, summer is the best time to meet people and make new friends at university while participating in different events on campus.
Tanisha Sharma is a year 2 student pursuing a major in Criminology. Through this interview, she expressed her love for traveling during the summer break.
“This is my first summer break after my first year and I am mostly spending it working and playing sports, like basketball and cricket. I am also trying to learn a new language,” said Sharma.
Check out this video to learn how UWindsor students are spending their summers: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cu2g_9gMmNr/
Stay tuned for part 2 of this article to read more about students’ summer experiences!