Best of Both Worlds

I took summer classes primarily to make sure I'll graduate on time (May 2012), true, but I also did it because summer is truly the best time to be in Bloomington. Summer classes tend to be smaller than classes during fall or spring semesters, so you feel more involved in the class. It's a good time to get required classes out of the way (for me, those pesky N&M distribution courses), but it's also a great time to take a class in your major that might be too much work during a regular semester. Outside the classroom is where the fun is really at, though. Weather in Bloomington is always unpredictable, so be sure to have an umbrella, but when it's warm and sunny, you can't beat reading under a tree in the Arboretum. The Saturday Farmer's Market downtown is reason enough to stay during the summer, but since there are fewer students in town, it's also easier to do all those things you never seem to have time to do during fall and spring semesters, like getting a table at that restaurant you've always wanted to try, or going out to Cascades Park and hiking up to the tiny but lovely waterfall. Of course, Brown County State Park is also a short drive away, and the hiking and biking trails there can't be beat. Summer in Bloomington is, in short, almost impossible to resist. So, don't resist!

Name: Austin M.
Hometown: Bluffton, IN
Major: Communication & Culture / English