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Should I take a summer community college class if I'm going to Europe for 10 days?

waitingforcalwaitingforcal Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
edited March 2009 in Summer Programs
I have been taking community college classes (I'm a junior in high school) for the last few semesters, including last summer. I want to take a class this summer, but I'm going to be in Austria for 7 days, then the Netherlands for 3, all in a row. I will probably have internet access at both hotels (or so it says on their websites), but I'm nervous about taking an online class then losing internet access. Should I take the risk and take a distance learning course, or should I forget about CC during the summer before my senior year? Any other options for me?
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Replies to: Should I take a summer community college class if I'm going to Europe for 10 days?

  • ns2583ns2583 Registered User Posts: 242 Junior Member
    um, take classes when you get back? how long do the classes last?
    you're only away for two weeks..
    you should have another 6 weeks? (approx) :p
  • waitingforcalwaitingforcal Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    all classes start june 15th and the shortest class ends at the end of july.
  • 2blue2blue Registered User Posts: 1,604 Senior Member
    You might want to check the latest date you could drop the class and see how that meshes with your trip dates. Also, you may want to contact the instructor of the class you're interested in and see if you could make arrangements to work ahead prior to leaving.

    Sounds like a fun trip!
  • hardworkerhardworker Registered User Posts: 1,322 Senior Member
    Personally, I would avoid any work during the trip. You have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity waiting for you. Do you really want to study while your out exploring Europe? IDK your interests, but I would seize all the trip has to offer and put off the studying for later.

    Find out if you could schedule classes around the trip or maybe don't take classes this summer. You've already done a few it seems like, more than most high school students will ever do. So, unless this is absolutely essential for you, I would skip it this summer and perhaps look for other programs/opportunities or simply get a head start on College Apps and visiting. That definitely couldn't hurt.

    Best of luck! Have fun in Europe while I am rotting in the states :)
  • moodragonxmoodragonx Registered User Posts: 422 Member
    There is, of course, the option of geeting assignments/reading out of the way early. The beauty of much of these courses (especial distance learning) is that you often have the opportunity to get your stuff done at your own pace (as long as that pace is fast enough to meet the deadlines for assignments). Just get your stuff out of the way early and enjoy your vacation.

    If you think you can handle it, there's no need to blow the opportunity to take courses over the summer just because you're going on vacation but to the same token, there's no need to blow the opportunity of such a vacation over the summer just for keeping up with a course (or two).
  • FurbyFurby - Posts: 170 Junior Member
    Nah. I'd recommend spending twice that time and just ****ing *****es/getting money.
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