Survey: Most College Students Spend Summer Holidays on Self-Improvement

July 28, 2017
By CYOLEditor: Penny Huang
Survey: Most College Students Spend Summer Holidays on Self-Improvement
According to a recent survey by China University Media Union, most college students choose to participate in social activities in the summer holidays instead of having a long break. [CYOL]

 

According to a recent survey by China University Media Union, most college students choose to participate in social activities in the summer holidays instead of having a long break.

In a poll of 646 students, about 34.37 percent spent their summer holiday on internships or entrepreneurship while nearly 27 percent chose to prepare for exams, participate in training sessions or take part in scientific research projects.

Meanwhile, 18.89 percent joined volunteer activities and social practices with about 4.5 percent opting for travel.

The survey also indicates about 29.1 percent of students chose to stay at places where they conduct self-improvement activities, and nearly two fifths choose to stay in their hometowns.

Wang Xiaojing, a sophomore who took up an internship in an advertising company in Beijing, left no more than two weeks to stay at home for rest. She said in her eyes, accumulating practical experience for future employment was more vital than entertainment.

Like Wang, a majority of respondents tended to spend limited time on relaxation.

The survey found that the largest proportion (45.82 percent) devoted less than 10 days for rest in the summer holiday and only 5.56 percent planned to spend the whole summer holidays having a break.

Guo Yuxi, a junior student majoring in landscape design at Hainan University, joined a painting training camp to motivate his design inspiration and gain self-improvement.

Wang Shi, a freshman, chose to go to the University of California at Berkeley, in the U.S. for exchange study during the holiday. On the trip, she experienced local culture, made friends from various regions and improved her English level.

When asked "How do you think college students should spend their summer holidays?", nearly 70 percent cited internships while 74.15 percent thought more social practices were needed to broaden people's horizons. In addition, 63.16 percent agreed with the idea to "learn more things for self-enrichment".

(Source: CYOL/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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