Fun Things to Do on a Budget when Studying Abroad
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – as the saying goes.
Yes, you’ve come to the USA with the goal of learning English, but guess what? Your learning won’t suffer and can indeed benefit if you take time off and enjoy the many fun things to do that the city offers. So the question is, how many of those fun things to do – fab food, week-ends away, and great shows – can you afford?
Fun things to do that are affordable or even free
Many of the smart or premium English schools in the offer activities and outings during the week and on weekends, not only to provide the students with fun, but because these activities offer the opportunity to speak English and learn vocabulary in different contexts – sports, historical or nature tours, culture such as movies and theater all provide important language immersion experiences.
TALK English Schools encourage their students to practice and perfect their English not only while studying at school but also outside the classroom. There are class field trips to local museums, amusement parks, and social events expose students to various aspects of American culture and allow them to practice language skills learned in the classroom in real-life situations.
Three of our schools – San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, and Boston have monthly calendars with a variety of afternoon and weekend activities in which the students can enroll.
Outside of these organized activities which are extra but very reasonably-priced costs, students can research or ask activities co-ordinators about other fund things to do – particular attractions, events, and places that interest them.
To budget for these entertainment and other activities, it’s recommended that you list your necessities such as accommodation, meals, transport and then see what’s left over. Our e-Guide provides a cost-of-living comparison for each of the TALK English School cities.
Not only that, but we also give you an idea of costs for a concert, a ball game, average dinner for 2, and 3 FREE things you can do in each of the cities.
The great thing is that there is so much to do and see that is free or nearly-free in the big US cities that a modest budget can take you very far!
So, yes, there’s plenty of food, fun, and culture that won’t break the budget. In fact, the amount of amazing fun things to do for cheap or free is where cities in the US really rock! Download our e-Guides series and learn more!