Today was a pretty hectic day. We woke up at 8 AM and got on a train headed towards Pennsylvania. The train was a two hour ride so it allowed for us to get much needed sleep.
I was hoping that as we traveled up north, the weather would be less humid. As I stepped out of the Philadelphia train station, I realized that what I hoped for was correct. We dropped off our baggage at the Sheraton Hotel and quickly headed to our tour of the University of Pennsylvania.
The tour guide took us around the campus and ended it at the residential campus. I am truly glad that I came to visit the college. There was an instant appeal and I think it was the subtleness of the integration of the college and city life. There was also an undergraduate school called Wharton, that offered a dual enrollment program in international affairs and business. This sparked my interests. I never knew that the east coast had so much to offer.
|Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail.|
Later we returned to the hotel to rest a bit. Afterwards we left to the restaurant, Butcher & Singer, and met up with the associates of the university. During the dinner, we discussed a lot of things ranging from what the admission officers look for to how the campus/city life is. They were very open and honest with their answers. I gained a lot of knowledge from them and at the same time managed to have a lot of fun. The night/dinner was great. The alumni were easy to talk to and we all enjoyed the food.
The purpose of the Ivy League Connection is to show students that college outside California is possible. Today showed me that college on the east coast is attainable.