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Posted March 4, 2019, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments

OK, first off, what the heck is a “Danielle?” Well, for starters, it’s a good thing. Danielle is a character in a new novel by super-genius Ray Kurzweil—an inventor and futurist who predicts humans will merge with machines by the year 2030. He’s been right about a ton of techy things so while it might sound crazy, yes, your consciousness could live in the cloud in about 10 years. Whoa. Back to Danielle. She is a superhero with super intelligence who tackles some of our world’s biggest challenges: providing clean water in Africa, brokering peace in the Middle East, nuclear ...

Posted Jan. 12, 2019, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Wake Forest University: Lydia Richard

Lydia Richard spent part of her summer studying sports marketing in Wake Forest’s Summer Immersion Program. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? When I saw the information on this camp, I knew that it would broaden my knowledge about the things I love. The things I love include watching sports, playing sports, and meeting new people. I also wanted to be a part of something where I would meet new people and make new friendships. Friendships allow you to make memories and learn the experiences of others throughout everyone’s lives. How did you decide which program ...

Posted Jan. 7, 2019, 4 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
EF International Language Campuses: Trinity Caldwell

Trinity Caldwell studied Spanish with EF International Language Campuses in Costa Rica. What made you want to study Spanish abroad? I knew that a Spanish program was right for me. I have always loved that language and was very inspired by my Spanish teacher during freshman year. I wanted to learn as much as I could quickly, and when I saw the EF Intensive course on my university’s study abroad page, it seemed like a good fit for me. What was a typical day like in your language program? I wake up at 6 and have breakfast with my host ...

Posted Jan. 5, 2019, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Andover Summer: Matthias Reichard

Matthias Reichard spent part of his summer at Andover Summer at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program and what made you choose Andover Summer? I chose Andover Summer for one big reason: academic excellence, in every sense of the word – whether in its teachers, classes or students. Coming from Germany, I was looking for a program that would challenge me, while also providing an opportunity to connect with students from all over the world. The stories I heard from my older brother were enough to convince me to apply, and ...

Posted Jan. 4, 2019, 12:30 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
MassArt Summer Studio: Brianna Florio

Brianna Florio spent part of her summer in the Summer Studios program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Why did you choose to participate in Summer Studios? I knew I wanted to do a pre-college program, but I didn’t think I’d ever be able to because of money. My junior year I discovered MassArt, filled out the application for Summer Studios and was awarded a scholarship for the program! I knew I wanted to go to art school my whole life but had never had proper art classes because I couldn’t afford them. How did you decide ...

Posted Dec. 23, 2018, 8 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
American University: Sami Pye

Sami Pye spent part of her summer in Washington, D.C., with American University’s Discover the World of Communication program. How did you find out about AU’s Discover the World program? I discovered DWC in the middle of the night surfing the web during my sophomore year. I had spent several summers at traditional sleep-away camps, and while I loved being away from my normal life during the summer months, the activities never clicked with me. I wanted to find a program with activities specific to my interests. I know many people do pre-college programs with their future secondary education in ...

Posted Dec. 23, 2018, 4 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
EF International Language Centers: Amanda Barger

Amanda Barger spent part of her summer in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, with EF International Language Centers. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I knew that an overnight program in a foreign country was exactly what I wanted to do. I knew that seeing all aspects of life in another country would be beneficial to my learning experience. I believe that experiencing everything from breakfast to a midday snack to dinner is essential to learning about the people and culture of a country. How did you decide which program or camp was right for you? I knew ...

Posted Dec. 23, 2018, 1 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Travel For Teens: Taleen Cochran

Taleen Cochran spent part of her summer in Italy with Travel for Teens. Why did you decide to participate in an overnight summer program? Traveling is incredibly important to me because I feel like there is so much to learn from each destination you visit. It broadens horizons and encourages independence and quick-thinking, which are all important traits to have. I have always loved to travel, so in the winter of 2017 when I heard that a few of my friends were going to be going to Spain for a couple weeks over summer, I was immediately intrigued. My older ...

Posted Dec. 23, 2018, noon by TeenLife | View Comments
Emory University Pre-College: Claudia Michaels

Claudia Michaels spent part of her summer at Emory University in Atlanta. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I decided to participate in a summer program the summer before my junior year of high school. I was just starting to really think about college and thought it would be helpful to get a feel for what college is like. I wanted to try out living in a dorm, eating at a dining hall, and going to a college class. I was also interested in global health and wanted to explore that field of study since it ...

Posted Dec. 23, 2018, 10 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Global Routes: Livie Nute

Livie Nute spent part of her summer with Global Routes in Nepal. Why did you decide to go on an overnight summer program? I had always wanted to go on a big summer adventure. I also knew that I wanted to go on an out-of-the-country trip, having traveled with my family a lot. I sought the opportunity to engage with cultures and people independently. What made you choose Global Routes Nepal? I wanted a hands on community service trip, where I would get to immerse myself in a new culture filled with unique opportunity. When I saw that the Global ...

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