Over a couple of dreary weeks in March 2013, we put out a questionnaire.
Maybe it was the lashings of rain, making everyone think they just wanted to be off exploring sunnier climbs, but we had a fantastic response. In total, 1317 students filled out our form and filled us in on their plans for the upcoming summer and beyond.
If you helped us out, please help yourself to a big thank you.
Below is everything we found. There's a good chance you'll be surprised by some of it.
Who's going away?
A whopping 96% of everyone who replied is going on at least one holiday. Which is happy news - with so much time off, it makes sense to it enjoy while you can (the working world isn't half as much fun...)
For some, this summer is going to be a lot of fun: 31% of students are headed away twice, while half are are headed away twice or more.
A whopping 43 of you are heading away more than five times. That's 3.2%. A very lucky 3.2%!
Students are an adventurous bunch, right? All headed off to see the very furthest corners of the earth on their lonesome, coming back with dreads, a few thousand photos and a quiet drug habit? Apparently not...
Only 8.2% of students will be travelling on their own.
Far more will be taking advantage of mum and dad; 34.2% are going with their family, while 32.7% will be headed away with friends.
Romance isn't yet dead, with 21.6% of respondents whisking away (or being whisked away by) their partner.
So what did the 'other' 3.3% of responses include? Some are going on tour, some are heading on a trip with a university society, and a number will be volunteering abroad this summer, or travelling on a charity program.
So where are they going?
We imagine it's largely due to the price of flights, rather than a lacking in adventurous spirit, but a huge 3/4 of those travelling are headed to Europe.
That means, obviously, a mere 25% of students headed on holiday are seeing some of the rest of the world.
Asia, perhaps surprisingly, is the second most popular destination this year, with 10.3% of holiday makers tripping that way.
South Africa is the least popular place to be holidaying this year, with only 0.16% of respondents headed there. We wonder if the illuminating press following the arrest of Oscar Pistorious might have put would-be travellers off the turbulent country. On the other hand, with flights being around £500, Asia might just be a more tempting proposition.
Where would they like to be going?
We asked students where their dream holiday would be and the results make for a drastically different graph. Europe evidently is a holiday choice for so many because it is convenient; and Australia is apparently seeing a lack of tourism because it's too far away (and too expensive to get to).
Some students have clearly been spending more time dreaming than others: while 'the USA' suits some, nothing less than 'a road trip from West to East across the the central States' will do for another. While consistently popular destinations like Thailand held their own, some less well known countries made an unexpected appearance: eight people named Bora Bora as their ideal spot. Who would have thought it?!
Almost entirely absent from the 'dream holiday' lists were places traditionally associated with student trips - Magaluf and Zante barely got a look in, with just four votes between them. Zante had none.
The UK was a dream holiday for seven, with London being the most popular spot in the world for four students. That may not seem like a huge figure ...but it means London is as popular as a dream location as the Bahamas is.
Again dispelling the idea that students are all planning on shunning the flip flops and poolsides in favour of hiking boots and sleeping bags, nearly half of those going away will be shacking up in the comfort of a hotel.
Hostels, usual haunt of travellers, are the second most popular place for students to come back to at the end of a long day. It's not a clear cut thing, though; many are relying on their family or friends' houses around the world for their holiday home.
The 'other' places students will be staying at include self-catered set-ups (3.8%), which put alongside villas -which often tend to be self-catered - shows students don't mind looking after themselves when away. Other responses included 'couch surfing', 'on a boat' and 'caravan'. Bed and breakfasts also got a handful of votes.
(For those going away more than once, we asked them to pick where they'll be staying for their main holiday.)
How did you book it?
It seems most book the holiday themselves, although its refreshing to know that 1.1% of those flying off this year still haven't got it all sorted yet; student disorganisation at its finest. It's perhaps surprising so few have chosen to go with a tour operator or travel agents, especially as they can offer terrific deals, especially last minute.
The 'other' responses included volunteer agencies and, pleasingly, competition winners.