[ by Amanda Hopkins, CORT ]
In the words of Alice Cooper, school’s out for summer. If you’re a college student, you’re relieved to be finished with finals, rid of your weird roommates and away from the book-laden world of academia—at least for a while.
Let’s face it: The last thing you want to think about when you’re flooded with end-of-the-year finals, essays and tutorials is what you’re going to do with your stuff over the summer. You might be studying abroad, signing a new lease or even going back home to live with your parents, but the question still remains: Where can you store your stuff? Don’t stress out, collegiate masses: Here are some options to consider while you still have the time and energy left to think.
Hey you. Yeah, I’m talking to you: recent graduate and desperately unemployed. Maybe you’re the guy who was involved in every club in college and graduated with three majors. Or maybe you changed your major in junior year from zoology to nursing. Or maybe you’re like me and spent four years listening to people tell you that your English degree would ultimately amount to nothing.
We received 89 applications to our Spare Funds scholarship from all over the world, including hopefuls from Pakistan, China, Ghana, Tunisia and India. They ranged in age from 18 to 59, majoring in everything from dance to microbiology. With so many interesting candidates, it was a difficult choice, but there was one clear winner. A rising junior at the University of Kentucky, the amazing Joyce Kim is our recipient of $5,000 for tuition and a semester of free self-storage.
All students have their reasons for studying abroad— learning a language, volunteering for a humanitarian organization, or interning with a global company. All need money to fund their adventures. In conjunction with SpareFoot’s Spare Funds Scholarship announcement, I’m here to offer some useful advice about the scholarship process for any and all college kids going abroad. I should know, because I’m doing it myself now in preparation for my own study abroad adventure in Costa Rica this summer. → Keep Reading
Everyone around you is cramming for finals, selling their books and packing up their dorms and apartments. Or maybe all of that already happened weeks ago, and now you’re stranded between leases for the summer with nowhere to put your stuff. No matter how far in advance you plan (or not) for the summer, it’s always a period of transition for students and their possessions. That’s why self-storage is such a popular solution this time of year. The earlier you can book your unit, the better, but even a last-minute move into storage will go smoothly if you know how to prepare and what to expect.