Whether you’re cooling off at the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival or relaxing in Piedmont Park between English classes, you are bound to find something fun to do in the city this summer. Between the festivals, concerts, and neighborhood events, Atlanta always has something going on. But as temperatures rise and travel increases over the coming months, it is important to remember these few Atlanta English School tips for a fun and safe summer.
The Georgia heat is no joke, so you should always take heat safety seriously. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the temperature inside a car can rise by up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit within the first 10 minutes, even with the windows cracked. It is never safe to leave children or pets in a parked car during the summer. To protect your little ones, be sure to always double check your car before walking away. It can mean the difference between life and death.
Atlanta is infamous for its unbearable traffic, a problem that is only made worse by the countless families passing in and out of the city on their summer vacations. Avoid the headache and remove yourself from the sea of commuters by using MARTA, Atlanta’s public transportation system. With 91 bus routes, 4 train lines, and a streetcar, MARTA can get you where you need to go without inching your way down the highway in stop-and-go traffic. Plus, it’s a more environmentally-friendly option. Win-win!
Atlanta offers so many fun outdoor options, like the Beltline or any of the beautiful parks sprinkled through the city, that it will be hard to stay inside this summer. Before you head out, however, remember to apply plenty of sunscreen. More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year than every other cancer combined. By taking a few minutes to cover all exposed skin with a sunscreen of 15 SPF or higher, you can protect yourself from painful burns and destructive sun damage.
The summer heat can cause your body to lose more water than usual, so it is vital to drink enough water to stay cool and hydrated. Carry a reusable water bottle with you so that you have a drink at all times. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding fresh fruit like lemon or orange slices. If you’re doing any kind of strenuous activity, be sure to drink water before, during, and after. Not only will you protect yourself from heat stroke, you will feel better than ever as well.
Need something to do this summer? Want to brush up on your English skills? English For Internationals provides flexible schedules year round, with two-month terms and accredited teachers who want to help you succeed. To learn more about our programs, reach out to us at 770-587-9640.