Summer Vacation

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  1. TexasSailor

    TexasSailor New Member

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    Looking at the academic calendar for Kings Point, it doesn't seem like there's a lot of room for vacation in the summer since classes start in July. Is there any sort of real vacation that's longer than a couple of days in between academic years?
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Your summer vacation time will vary heavily on the sea split you are in and one participation (or not) in Indoc. It could be as short as non-existent or as long as a couple weeks
     
  3. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Your sea term is your "vacation". Get out as fast as you can and get as many days your first sea term as you can. I overloaded my first sea year (I came back to school 3 days late) and got out as fast as I could my second. By the time I finished my sea days I had almost two months before I had to report back to school.
     
  4. cmakin

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    I don't recall getting much "Vacation" time. I had 6 weeks between high school graduation and reporting for Indoc. Sailed B split and was home for about 3 weeks before signing on. I think I had about two days or less between ships, and on the last 3rd class voyage the company went bankrupt and we were sized in Manila. Finally released just before Christmas. I think I had two days at home before flying back to school. About the same for my second sea term, and then about 4 or 5 weeks between 2nd and 1st Class years. . . Personally, I didn't think that vacation was that important. At the time, any time away from school was a vacation. . . .
     
  5. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    I second that!
     

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