Now that we have arrived at spring break, lots of students will be taking exotic trips. Quite literally, Michigan students will hit every corner of the planet over this spring break. At times, it seems like the social norm is to go on a trip every year. Meanwhile, we can clearly see economic disparity here in Ann Arbor. We have listened to programs at Town Hall meetings of non-profits that work with young children and families to improve their quality of life through a plethora of ways (academics, food, neighborhoods, social skills, etc).
To you, does it seem ridiculous for students to travel every break?
Even for out of state students, traveling home is expensive with airfare. Is there a push to travel at every given opportunity? And if so, once at the destination, is it expected to have a full experience and spend even more money there? Is there a problem with this rising notion?