What should I do this summer?

<p>So...
I have 3 different options of what I could do this summer</p>

<p>Go to Boston, MA or other locations if I can find other hospitals with shadow type volunteer opportunities, for 6 weeks
- volunteer at the hospital (kind of like a shadow type thing)
- find a professor to research with at either BU or Harvard (I found like 30 professors who have research that interests me)
- rent an apartment or go to a hostel
- rest of summer: volunteer and possibly learn to drive
Total cost: ~$4000</p>

<p>Stay home:
- volunteer at animal shelters, hospital (kind of like a shadow thing), blood drive
- find a professor to research with at Stanford (only found two professors who have research that interests me)
- go to a medical volunteering abroad thing for two weeks
- learn to drive
- take college classes to get certification for entry level medical jobs, such as phlebotomist or certified nurse assistant
Total cost: ~$3,000</p>

<p>Summer program:
- UC Davis YSP (if I get in) for 6 weeks
- rest of summer: volunteer, maybe learn to drive
Total cost: $5500
so which one should I choose?</p>

<p>No idea except that you do not want to learn to drive in Boston. :eek:</p>

<p>lol... i meant after 6 weeks in Boston or similar I would go home which is the Bay Area and learn to drive/volunteer</p>

<p>Going to Boston sounds like it would be a great experience. I don't know if you're interested, but another program you could do is Summer@Brown :)</p>

<p>I really love the east coast, but in terms of other extracurriculars, I think I should just stay in my area for summer...</p>