Spring Break Ideas For College Students

Posted by Jamie Nash on Thu, Feb, 25, 2016 @ 16:02:00 PM

In Honors Institute, Spring Break

College students don't have to break the bank in order to enjoy their Spring Break vacation.  Why not use the class-free week to go somewhere or do something exciting and different? Check out these 3 Spring Break ideas for any college student on a budget.


Visit A Big City

Why not go somewhere you've never been? Grab a few friends and book a flight! Be sure to look for travel deals before you pay full price.  You can book  a round-trip flight to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas or Washington D.C. for around $200!  Click here for round-trip flight specials from Jackson, MS. You should also check out websites like Groupon [they offer great spring break deals]. 


Take A Cruise 

Carvial has offers 3-16 day voyages to places like The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican and Hawaii. In addition, their New Orleans port is just a few hours away from Jackson, so these all-inclusive cruises are an affordable spring break travel option! Check out their cruise deals for more info.


Do Some Volunteer Work


With all your free time, why not give back to the community? A recent LinkedIn survey found that 41%  of professionals considered volunteer work as much as paid work when evaluating job candidates and 1 in 5 hiring managers have offered jobs based on a candidate's volunteer experience!  Check out sites like Volunteer Mississippi or Volunteer Match to find volunteer opportunities around the Greater Jackson Area. 

Want to travel AND volunteer? Projects Abroad's Alternative Spring Break Trips offer you the chance to experience a new culture and impact the local community where you are volunteering! 

Looking to travel more throughout the school year? Hinds Community College’s Honors Institute offers several study abroad options for students including Costa Rica and the UK!