NSHSS hosted their annual Ivy League & East Coast University Tour this summer! Members from across the US and even Hong Kong visited some of the most prestigious and renown universities in the world; including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Yale University, Brown University, Columbia University, New York University (NYU), Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, and Georgetown University.
Tour participants met with admissions professionals and current students from each institution , and learned first-hand from admissions representatives and current students on how to be a competitive applicant, dynamics of each university’s learning environment, and what campus life is like beyond the classroom. While each day was busy with campus visits, the tour also included fun, cultural activities such as visiting Times Square in New York and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. Join the 2019 tour with other like-minded scholars and see which university is the best fit both academically and socially!
This past summer I participated in the Ivy League Tour and I would have to say visiting and learning about Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was my favorite part. Their info session had the most information about the curriculum, student life, history, and financial aid. They are so open about everything, to where I felt like I’d already attended the school.
During the Ivy League Tour, I learned that most Ivy Leagues aren’t only about academics. There is a social side to them too. They all want to provide their students with a sense of community and it is up to the student to determine which community is the best fit. I truly enjoyed making new friends and having new connections. I enjoyed visiting and learning about Columbia, Harvard, Brown, and Yale.
Despite living in Hong Kong, I am not unfamiliar with traveling in the United States and the cultural environment there. However, the Ivy League Tour and Scholar’s Day in D.C. turned out to be completely different from what I expected, and it gave me some of the best times in my life. There were plenty of takeaways from each university tour. We were able to learn about the curriculum system, dormitory environment, dining conditions, and most importantly experiencing the campus vibes first-hand. This tour is very helpful to decide which universities are right for you. I enjoyed University of Pennsylvania the most. It is a perfect place to study the majors I’m aiming for. It also has an ideal campus environment for me. Even though it’s not going to be easy to be admitted, this tour has motivated me to work much harder towards my goal.
I enjoyed getting to see the different schools and seeing if I could I see myself going there. My favorite schools were Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins. What surprised me was how fast I was able to make friends with the other people on the tour.