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Posted May 22, 2019, 10:47 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Fine Art Jillian Ballas

Jillian Ballas is studying a range of fine art mediums at Norwich University Arts. How did you discover your passion for Fine Art? Fine Art was an instinctive choice for me, ever since I was little my parents have fostered creativity and so I just found myself time and time again finding opportunities to create. It felt so incredibly natural that I pursued it and eventually felt that I wanted this as a career and not just as a hobby. Why did you choose to study to NUA? Is it how you expected? I chose to study at Norwich University ...

Posted May 22, 2019, 10:32 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Music Michelle Leidecke

Michelle Leidecker spent part of her summer at the Stanford Summer Arts Institute. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program or go to overnight camp? I was looking for a program where I would learn about music and its impact on us as students and the world in general. As a classical musician, I wanted to explore a different perspective of music. I also wanted to attend an overnight camp to be able to experience a college-like style of living before I went off to college in order to be more prepared, and the Stanford Summer Arts ...

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 ...

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