Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Finally, New York City!

Today started off with taking a train from Pennsylvania to New York. After a semi-long train ride, we spent some time marveling at New York City on our way to the hotel. We didn't have time to do much except drop our things off since we wanted to explore the city a little before heading off to Columbia University for our information session and tour. After touring some parks, we went to Columbia. Overall, Columbia gave a much different vibe than did Upenn and Georgetown. It seemed bigger, newer, and just overall really welcoming. With New York City at its fingertips, Columbia radiated an ambiance of studiousness as well as one of fun and life and culture that was a clear product of New York City.

After our information session, tour, and private information session, we came back and got ready to go to dinner with some Columbia people. We dined with some of the most interesting people I have met. Tonight's dinner was less about the college and more about something that I had been itching to have a nice conversation about: politics. I sat next to an Economics and Politics major, so it seemed fitting to have a enthralling discussion about both of those subjects. Overall, I would definitely say that tonight's dinner was my favorite of the three that we've had because it seemed a lot less formal. Rather, the dinner was simply just fun.

After the dinner, my fellow Yalies and I walked around New York to see many places, including Times Square.

Beautifully lit buildings in Time Square
Jobel and Roger having fun in Times Square

Today was yet another tiring but incredibly memorable and amazing day.

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