Keeping in Touch with Your Sorority Sisters Over the Summer

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As the college year winds down, many sorority sisters find themselves spending the summer in different cities than their closest friends.  Whether you're heading home, taking summer classes, traveling, or working in an internship, it can be difficult to keep in touch with your sorority sisters between semesters.  Here are some great ways to keep in touch with your sisters no matter what they're up to this summer.

Living in Different Cities?
Sometimes texting just doesn't cut it.  If you and your best friend are separated for the summer, one of the best and easiest things to do is Skype.  Once or twice a week (or every night, no one's judging) set a time to Skype with your sorority sister and catch up on what the both of you have been up to.  You'll get to see each others' beautiful faces and feel as if your best friend is in your room chatting with you.

Is Your Friend Group Split Up?
For many sorority sisters, it's not just one best friend but a group of girls that have become a support system.  One great option for a group of girls to keep in touch is by creating a private Facebook group.  Through a Facebook group you can post updates, share pictures, and even upload videos for each of your friends to see and comment on.  This is a great way to stay connected without anyone feeling left out.

Super Busy at an Internship?
One of my best friends in college participated in a summer internship that had her working around the clock.  She barely had time for a break let alone time to chat!  One great way to keep in touch with the super busy sister is through Snapchat: you can send her snaps of what you're up to and let her know you're thinking of her without requiring an immediate response.  She can also snap you back to keep you in the loop during her busy summer.

Traveling or Studying Abroad?
Many sisters take the summer time off school to explore the world and even take some extra classes.  But, when you're halfway around the world it can be difficult to keep in touch with your sisters back home.  Traveling abroad can involve limited phone and internet service or a change of location every few days, so it's important to be understanding if your sister can't immediately respond.  If your sister is abroad with limited access to technology, a great option is good, old-fashioned snail mail.  Sending her a card or postcard will remind her that you're thinking of her and looking forward to spending time with her when she returns home.  Traveling or studying abroad can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, so that letter from you will mean worlds to your sister.

What are some ways you've kept in touch with your sorority sisters over the summer?

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