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Posted Jan. 2, 2018, 5 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Wesleyan Pre-college Program: Quinn Devita

Quinn Devita spent part of her summer in the Pre-College Program at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I knew it would be really important to understand the wholeness of the college experience before officially leaving for college myself. I wanted to see what it would be like to live in a dorm with a stranger, without my parents, while taking college classes. Bottom line, I wanted to spend my summer doing something I wasn’t getting from my day-to-day high school life. A summer program at a prestigious institution sounded intimidating ...

Posted Jan. 2, 2018, 4 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Cornell University Summer College: Bradley Stoller

Bradley Stoller spent part of his summer in at Cornell University's Summer College program studying the hotel business. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? During my sophomore year of high school, I discovered there was an opportunity to spend 3½ weeks at the esteemed Hotel School as part of the Cornell University’s Summer College program. Considering that hotel administration and business are both fields I wish to study in college, this was a unique chance to delve into topics of genuine interest to me. How did you decide which program or camp was right for you? ...

Posted Dec. 24, 2017, 5 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Emory University Summer Pre-College Program: Siena Capone

Siena Capone spent part of her summer at the Emory University Pre-College Program. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? For three main reasons: to learn something new over the summer, to get a feel for the campus environment where I’m interested in attending college (going from Michigan summer weather to Georgia’s weather is quite a leap!), and to experience life at a renowned academic institution with other people like me who are passionate about learning and bring a diversity of perspectives and experiences to the table. How did you decide which program or camp was right ...

Posted Dec. 24, 2017, 5 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
University of Dallas: Patrick Andrews

Patrick Andrews spent part of his summer studying Latin in Rome with the University of Dallas. Why did you decide to participate in an overnight summer program? I really wanted to study abroad, and the only way to do that in high school is to participate in an overnight summer program. How did you research summer programs and decide the University of Dallas program studying Latin in Rome was right for you? The program was suggested to me by my teacher, who knew me well and understood my interests. I think teachers are the best references when researching summer programs. ...

Posted Dec. 23, 2017, 3 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Wake Forest University Summer Immersion: Thananya Hughes

Thananya Hughes spent part of her summer in the immersion program at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program or go to overnight camp? I chose to participate in the summer immersion program with Wake Forest because I thought it would give me some insight into what career pathway I want to pursue in my future. I have always wanted to be a cardiologist and this opportunity allowed me to meet physicians, get into the OR, and be in simulations that real med school students use. I can now truly envision ...

Posted Dec. 23, 2017, noon by TeenLife | View Comments
Pre-College Summer at UConn: Ateeb Rahman

Ateeb Rahman spent part of his summer in the Pre-College Summer at the University of Connecticut. Why did you choose to participate in UConn’s Pre-College Summer program? The University of Connecticut has always been a school I have admired. A public college offering the competitiveness of a private college always appealed to me. When I found out about the UConn Pre-College Summer Program, I jumped on the opportunity and not one bit do I regret it. I wanted to see what college was like and the programs offered beautifully depicted an ideal college life. I also wanted to see whether ...

Posted Dec. 23, 2017, 8 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
ISA High School: Celeste Castillo

Celeste Castillo participated in ISA High School’s summer programin Granada, Spain. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? My dream has been to study abroad and doing it over the summer was great because I was able to go and experience new, great things while not missing out on my normal high school studies. How did you decide which program was right for you? I looked at the cost, how many days I’d spend there, and I looked at the reviews that ISA High School alumni have left. I’ve always been interested in going to Spain, and ...

Posted Dec. 22, 2017, 5 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Northwestern University College Preparation Program: Rose Albert

Rose Albert particpated in the summer college prep program on the Northwestern University campus. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? As I was nearing the end of my sophomore year, I had a discussion with my guidance counselor about college. He knew that I was interested in competitive institutions, so he advised that I research college summer programs. Not only would this give me an edge when it came time to apply, but I could also experience a school more intimately. At the time, I did not realize that it would broaden the lens through which ...

Posted Dec. 21, 2017, 4 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Brown Pre-College Programs: Courtney Bertrand

Courtney Bertrand particpated in Brown University’s pre-college summer program. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I will be going to college soon, so I knew participating in a summer program would help me prepare by staying overnight on my own, without having to depend on my parents, and living by myself for a span of two weeks. It helped me become more independent and mature. It also gave me a glimpse at what college will be like in a couple of years. How did you decide which program was right for you? I chose something I ...

Posted Dec. 21, 2017, 4 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
EF International Language Campuses: Amanda Barger

Amanda Barger spent part of a summer at the EF International Language Campus in Costa Rica. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program or go to overnight camp? I knew that an overnight program in a foreign country was exactly 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 mid-day 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 ...

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