Even during school breaks, Hopkins students find ways to stay engaged with our community. From beach vacations with fellow Blue Jays to presenting research on campus, check out a few of the ways we spent our time off!

RACHEL O., ’25

My friends and I visited the beaches of Rockport, MA and walked around Boston Public Garden. We tried the foods Boston is famous for, like their lobster rolls and café pastries!

Gabi L., ’24

I traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina with Hopkins Hillel. It was amazing touring all the beautiful neighborhoods, trying delicious treats like dulce de leche and empanadas, and meeting with Argentinian peers to learn and connect with the Jewish community of the city! 

Rose-Alice D., ’23

I visited Disney World with one of my best friends.  

Alejandro E., ’24

I designed and delivered a presentation for the Consular Section of the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC on some of the common and pressing health risks and situations affecting Latin American communities. As an immigrant from Mexico on the pre-med track, I wanted to spend my spring break volunteering for the community with whom I lovingly share heritage. 

Shanelle Q., ’23

I went to Puerto Rico with a group of friends and had a great time! We spent time in both San Juan and Vieques.

Michael W., ’23

A few friends and I drove down to Williamsburg, Virginia and went kayaking along the James River. No one fell in, thankfully!

Cassie P., ’25

I went rock climbing with the Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club! While camping at Pilot Mountain State Park in North Carolina, we saw amazing views, ate great food, and tackled lots of challenging climbs. 

Frank M., ’24

I had the opportunity to present my research on Shakespeare’s plays at the Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. As a first-time presenter at an academic conference, it was exciting to share my findings and engage with fellow scholars in the field. 

Jocelyn F., ’25

I spent a week camping in Death Valley, California for an Environmental Engineering class. We also explored the effects of climate change on California’s geography and found evidence of prehistoric climate events. 

Ben S., ’23

I spent my spring break in Colombia with some good friends in my fraternity. From the unbelievable scenery to the amazing food and culture, I could not have asked for a better way to recharge for the rest of the semester.