Leisure Time: How much free time do you have on a typical day? How do you use this free time?

What do you do in your free time such as TV, technology, arts, entertainment, family, religion and so on. How does school and/or employment impact your leisure time?

In your culture, what is the philosophy on leisure time?

In our school we are very schedule oriented and the focus is always on getting ahead when leisure time takes a back seat. What is your cultures overall priority about leisure time?



FROM GREECE:

How much free time do you have on a typical day?
Unfortunately, here in Greece teenagers have to go to “second schools” (=schools in which they learn foreign languages or have extra lessons based on the school subjects.)Also, many teenagers do extra activities such as swimming, piano lessons, tennis, etc. Thus, it is difficult for us to find a lot of free time. An average teenager usually has about 2 hours of free time per day (regarding he sleeps at eleven o’clock).

How do you use this free time?
There are many ways in which a teenager in Greece can spend his/her free time. Usually, using a computer or watching TV is the first option. Furthermore, teenagers tend to choose team sports as a way to spend their free time as it is also a way to meet with their friends and catch up. Moreover, a popular activity is reading literature or listening to music in order to have fun.

How does school and/or employment impact your leisure time?
Of course school has a big impact in our leisure time because our free time depends on our H/W. A big amount of time is spent in attending school and also studying for it. That leaves us with very little free time to do the things that we like with our friends and relatives.

In your culture, what is the philosophy on leisure time? In our school we are very schedule oriented and the focus is always on getting ahead when leisure time takes a back seat.
In contrast to your country, Greece’s priority is leisure time. Most people here in Greece only care about having fun and do not worry about work or studies. And, unfortunately, that is mainly the philosophy on leisure time in our culture.

FROM RUSSIA
How much free time do you have on a typical day?
Sorry to say, we have no much free time. We study a lot of subjects and we are to give lessons at schools of our city, that’s why we need to prepare our lessons and lessons at school.
How do you use this free time?
Sometimes we listen to music, read a lot of books, meet with our friends, go to the café an what not.
How does school and/or employment impact your leisure time?
Our college impact our lives very much, we must say that we organize different concerts .The last concerts was on the 23 of March. It was Students’ spring.
In your culture, what is the philosophy on leisure time? In our school we are very schedule oriented and the focus is always on getting ahead when leisure time takes a back seat.
Our college gives us the schedule and we do it. But out of college life tries to be healthy and active.



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I usually have at least three hours of free time on a typical day. I spend time with friends and family, reading, watch TV, drawing, or exercising. School takes away leisure time for me. Leisure time, in my culture, is a time for yourself, where you can do whatever you would like to do. Katie
Leisure time here depends on many things, if we work or go to school or just stay home. How we use this leisure time ranges in many different ways as well, it just depends on someone's personal preferences and what they like to do.
Many people watch TV or use the computer but many also choose more active or social things to do when they have spare time. I like to be with my friends and get out of the house as much as i can.
School and work have impact out leisure time a lot. The more hours we work, the more tired we become and the more rest we need so we won't have as much time to spare as we'd like.
There isn’t much of a philosophy on leisure time in our culture, we have so many different and diverse people that there could never be a blanketing statement on our culture because our culture is built out of many different kinds of people and their personal cultures. –Sarah Brown
Usually in a typical day I have from 5:30pm and beyond that free because since I am a senior I don't have any homework to do since I have finished almost all my classes and the ones that i do have don't give out homework or are online. On my free time I like to go to the gym, watch TV, use the computer and sometimes go shopping those are just some examples of what I do. School impacts my leisure time greatly because most schools here get out at 2:00pm while my school gets out at almost 4:00pm and I don't get home as early as others. I don't have any type of employment as of right now but I did have internship for a while and that definitely impacted my leisure time because I would work for 4 hours and wouldn't get out until 6:30pm, so I didn't get to go to the gym as much, and I ate dinner very late so by the time dinner was made, and I ate it would be around 8:30pm, so after that I had time to watch some TV and use the computer. Marilyn C


During the week I usually have about 30 minutes of free time a day. During the weekend I have maybe 6 hours or 8 hours if I am lucky each day.
During the week I use the 30 minutes to get ready for work, and eat. At night time before I go to sleep I talk on the phone for an hour. On Mondays I go to a bible study, and on Thursday I go to Tae Kwon Do instead of going to work.
During the weekends I go to Church, spend time with my father, and ride bikes with my boyfriend. Sometimes I get to hang out with my other friends, about once every month.
School and my job impacts my free time extremely. I wake up early go to school, get home at 5:30 then go to work from 6-10 pm. So it leaves very little time for much else.
Well I am a very atypical person, so my business is not normal. Most students my age have very much free time. Our culture doesn't really frown upon it but it’s not really a good idea either. But with more responsibilities adults gain less and less free time. --Amber