Can't wait for holidays to start

Excited Lot

Most students save up just for their travel. Goa, Pondicherry, Mumbai and the backwaters of Kerala are popular holiday spots. The coasts, ghats and beaches excite them. Short trek is another thing that the young indulge in. They venture out in bunches of six or seven, depending on the location.

Metrolife spoke to a few students of the Mount Carmel College to get an insight into their vacation plans. While some students choose to go on the college tours, a few others do their own thing like signing up for internships or join their families on a holiday.

The Mount Carmel College organised a trip to Goa and North India as part of the college tour during this vacation and more than 30 students went for that and they say they had a great time.

They visited the beaches, resorts and shopped at the flea markets. They say in one voice that they just couldn’t get enough of the experience. Jeevana V, a first year BA student who went on the college tour says, she had non-stop fun for five days and four nights.

“We visited the beaches and shopped like crazy. The train journey was most beautiful and before we knew it we were back in Bangalore,” says Jeevana. She also plans to visit her parents in Pondicherry. “I lived in Pondicherry and I spend a lot of time on the beach. I will hop into all the new restaurants and resorts to make the best of my vacation,” she adds.

There are few others like Shilpa Sundarm, a first year commerce student who decided to go on a vacation with her family. “My parents were waiting for my vacation to begin to take a break. They’ve planned a package tour to Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. This is the first time that I will be joining them and I am excited. We love sightseeing and travel a lot,” she says.

There are few students like Sharvari Kolavara, a student of tourism who decided to do an internship during these vacations. She feels that this internship will not only give her exposure and experience but will win her credits or marks at college. “This internship will also add weightage to my resume. We have vacations for 20 days and I thought I could spend my time productively,” she says.

Sr Albina, Principal of the College says that the college organises educational tours throughout the year. This year one batch went Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur and another went to Goa.

“These trips are educational in nature. This year the NSS students have gone to Maranahalli as part of the industry integrated course and another set had gone to Bagalur Village. A few students were also sent to B R Hills to study the tribal life and culture,” Albina concludes.      
 

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