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Category: Summer Testimonials

Posted Dec. 10, 2020, 3:59 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Hannah Gothelf Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I chose LanguageBird because I was very interested in independent learning, but I wanted to build a strong connection with my instructor. I value relationships with my community, and LanguageBird has allowed me to bond with my instructor and other students as well. In addition to being one-on-one learning, LanguageBird is accredited, so I knew it was a good choice academically too. How did you decide which program was right for you? LanguageBird provides a wide range of languages, classes and camps, but I ultimately chose Spanish because ...

Posted Dec. 9, 2020, 10 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
NYU Pre-College Summer Program

Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I normally volunteer at a YMCA camp near where I live but wanted to try something new that would better prepare me for college. I’d never been far from home for long, and it was important for me to find out how to be independent and grow as a person without having an adult or a parental figure always watching over. How did you decide which program was right for you? Location was the biggest factor. All of the options I looked at for school were in major coastal cities, ...

Posted Dec. 8, 2020, 2:27 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Zach Brody Class of 2023 Staples High School Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I was home-bound during the “Covid Summer of 2020” and decided to make good use of my time with a positive but fun learning experience. I choose to participate in this program because it provided a broad introduction into business, something I had always had an interest in. Also, even though this program was an online offering, it offered me the opportunity to interact with the instructor as well as the other students in the class. How did you decide which program ...

Posted Nov. 24, 2020, 2:36 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program

Jordan Brooks Brentsville District High School- Class of 2021 National High School Game Academy at Carnegie Mellon University- Summer 2020 A large majority of the high schools in my district are STEM-based. As the smallest high school in the county, I attend Brentsville District High School. Although my participation in the Cambridge program allows me to take advanced math and science classes, my school is agriculturally focused and does not offer any computer science-based programs, clubs, or classes for students to join. With the fact that courses relating to computer science and video game design are limited in my area, ...

Posted Dec. 6, 2019, 11:59 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Courtney Bertrand Why did you choose to participate in a summer program or go to overnight camp? I will be going to college soon, so I knew participating in a summer program would help me prepare by staying overnight on my own, without having to depend on my parents, and living by myself for a span of two weeks. It helped me become more independent and mature. It also gave me a glimpse at what college will be like in a couple of years. How did you decide which program was right for you? I chose something I was passionate ...

Posted Dec. 6, 2019, 11:26 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
NOLS

Luna Rosal National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) High School Grad Year May 2019 Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I was excited to get out of the normal day to day of summer. My mom is also deeply in love with the outdoors, and I was not... Two weeks with NOLS definitely changed that! After the program, I was able to relate to her connection with nature with a newfound connection to the world around me. How did you decide which program was right for you? I had heard many good things about NOLS through friends ...

Posted Dec. 5, 2019, 2:04 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Sara Lighthart

Student: Sara Lighthart Dates Attended: Summer 2018 and Summer 2019 Programs Attended: Beginning Screenwriting (2018) and Acting for the Camera (2019) Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? Summer programs allow teens to get a realistic snippet of college life in their major of interest. I have had a passion for film since my sophomore year of high school, but I wasn’t exactly sure it was a career I wanted to pursue. I figured attending a summer program in film would be a great way for me to test the waters and see if film was something ...

Posted Dec. 3, 2019, 1:28 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Wellesley Pre-College Exploratory Workshop Audrey DiMarco Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? Wellesley College has been on my radar since the beginning of high school, and Wellesley’s Pre-College Summer Program was the perfect opportunity to immerse myself in a college setting for a week. I got a feel for the campus, took a class, learned more about the school, explored Boston, and had fun with new friends. How did you decide which program was right for you? While all the options were interesting, I chose the Exploratory Workshop because it included a Leadership Course. This taught ...

Posted Nov. 25, 2019, 10:59 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
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Gillian Dixon Class of 2020 Elizabeth Seton High School. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? Being my last summer as a high school student, I decided to make the best use possible of it with that being to spend my summer preparing for demanding collegiate life head-on at one of the world’s most renowned universities in the Nation’s Capital. How did you decide which program was right for you? Upon choosing a program, I was immediately drawn to Georgetown’s great variety of options. Georgetown offers an array of programs ranging from one-week seminars to five weeks ...

Posted May 22, 2019, 10:32 a.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Music Michelle Leidecke

Michelle Leidecker spent part of her summer at the Stanford Summer Arts Institute. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program or go to overnight camp? I was looking for a program where I would learn about music and its impact on us as students and the world in general. As a classical musician, I wanted to explore a different perspective of music. I also wanted to attend an overnight camp to be able to experience a college-like style of living before I went off to college in order to be more prepared, and the Stanford Summer Arts ...

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