I remember trying to navigatge vacations and breaks.
I was confused and now think of The Clash song, "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" (OK, I'm old, so if you don't know the reference, go ahead and Google their song.) I journeyed home for Thanksgiving Break and was surprised when all of my buddies returned to school that weekend. I had just completed my Fall quarter and my next quarter didn't start until January 2 — a full 6 weeks later! I quickly learned the difference between quarters and semesters.
I learned to utilize the breaks; sometimes remaining on campus, visiting friends on their turf, or even taking coursework in exotic areas — including the Galapagos Islands!