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  • What are Gen Z doing on their vacations?
  • What are Gen Z doing on their vacations?
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How American teens are spending their summer

Sleeping in, driving around town and going to the beach – this is what American summers are made of. Or at least they used to be. Today’s hyper-driven teens don’t have time to be lazy, instead optimising their vacations and college applications with summer jobs, internships and enrichment courses.

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Sleeping in, driving around town and going to the beach – this is what American summers are made of. Or at least they used to be. Today’s hyper-driven teens don’t have much time for lazy summer days. Instead, they’re trying to optimise their vacations and college applications with summer jobs, sports camps, volunteer opportunities and enrichment courses.

For high schoolers not looking for a job, high-status internships are increasingly sought after. Concerned about the competitive and rapidly changing job market, teens and their parents are feeling pressured to prepare for the future; 55% of high school students report that ...

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