From the moment of arrival, you are greeted with smiles and open arms. Coming to Cornell internationally, I expected the first few days to be painful as I find time to adjust to my new home for 3 weeks. Instead, I found that the community that was created was so welcoming that I felt at home within the first few hours. It was definitely daunting, coming from outside the US all the way to Ithaca New York, but the people I met from the US and even other countries made it easy to adjust and find comfort in what was a foreign environment. As far as academics, I can assure anyone that every program and course of study offered by CUSC is very comparable to actual college courses. Studying here, under world-class professors was not only highly informative but engaging and fun. Nonetheless, the academic rigour is on par with what one would expect from a higher level institution such as Cornell. Overall, CUSC gave me an experience that I can only hope reflects what actual college is like. From the people to the environment to the academics, CUSC expanded my knowledge and developed my character in multiple dimensions. Personally, I would highly recommend applying.
Response from Cornell University Summer College Programs for High School Students:
Hi, Nicolas-- You're absolutely correct that taking Summer College courses with top Cornell faculty and alongside Cornell undergraduates will give participants an accurate view of life at an Ivy League institution! Thanks for the great review, and all the best from the staff at Summer College.