Monday, March 21, 2011

The Adventure Begins

New York

Originally my plan called for departure to the University of Virginia (or Duke) today. But, plans change.

Last week, I called UVA to ask about visiting. They mentioned that the admitted students open house was being held on Friday and asked if I wanted to register. I decided it would be worth it (the $400 travel stipend helped) and I made arrangements to arrive in Charlottesville on Thursday for some pre-event events (class visits, BBQ, etc.).

On Saturday afternoon I drove down to Durham to visit Duke Law.

Now, I'm sitting in Alban's kitchen eating granola, raspberries, blueberries, and a banana.

Here's the revised plan. I'm attending the admitted students weekend/open house events for University of Virginia, University of Michigan, and Berkeley (the three top ten schools). Then I'll be visiting several other schools in between these events for a final schedule of:

Virginia, Duke, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, Berkeley, Davis, and University of Washington. I will not be visiting Georgetown or USC. I've already visited Georgetown twice while I was working in D.C. and Los Angeles doesn't excite me.

I've taken over 200 pictures each of Virginia and Duke and I hope to have some of those posted along with my reactions to the schools tonight or tomorrow.

I have to say that even though I've visited Harvard before, I am only now realizing why American universities are so internationally recognized. I had no idea our major universities were this impressive.
A sneak preview of the Duke Cathedral

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! I like aggressive agendas. I'm looking forward to more of your pics -- you should become a reality show!