It’s October, and we all know what that means.
The Early Action application deadline for most schools is coming up really fast.
Even if you’re not applying early action, you’ll know about it. Also, the FAFSA opened recently, which is kind of a big deal.
As the application gets closer, my college visits countinue to come to an end.
I think I may have gone on my last two last weekend.
They were so much fun! And with each visit I realize more and more what I’m looking for in a school.
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I visited 3 colleges over the weekend:
They were all beautiful.
SUNY ESF and LeMoyne are both very small schools with more focused education, meaning they only offer a small variety.
SUNY ESF used to be the environmental department of Syracuse University, but then broke off to become its own school.
I absolutely love how environmentally oriented SUNY ESF is. They had bike racks everywhere, lots of grass space, greenhouses, and renewable energy. It’s so exciting to see the steps that colleges are taking towards sustainability.
They even had these cute leaf shaped bike racks!
Neither of those schools offered everything I might want to major in, but that doesn’t mean I would mind going there if I decide on a major that they offer.
Binghamton is a medium-sized school with a large variety of academic studies and things to do on campus.
Seeing these schools just makes me more and more excited to apply.
While I was out west for college visits, we also had lots of fun in the cities.
We got ice cream at a place I have never been to (I’m obsessed with ice cream). I also tried a new flavor!
I really strive to try new things in order to experience the most in life and really know what there is in the world the best I can.
One person is pretty small. But little nuances in each day really make a big difference in my life.
A huge key to wellness is to treat yourself well. There’s no point in being in the best shape of your life if you’re unhappy. Mental wellness is just as important, and I nurture my desire to explore by trying new things.
For dinner, we went to this adorable authentic Mexican restaurant. The seats were covered with art and you could tell the people there really cared about what they served.
I absolutely love learning about other cultures, and I love speaking Spanish. It makes me so happy to see a culture in full bloom, and not watered down to fit a mold.
Western New York is absolutely beautiful, and I really don’t travel there enough.
I hope to visit it again soon!
How are your college visits?