赋思美国名校领航员 2018-07-12 14:40:57
我再次被提醒从学校招生官和学校安排校园导游你永远不会知道学校的招生部门实际上是怎么做决定的。 除非最近的一个案例想迫使这些名校（像普林斯顿和哈佛）开放他们的招生档案成功。很多公开信息隐含着亚洲学生被歧视，尤其是那些国际申请者， 或者更甚的来自富裕家庭。即使是配额的存在，我仍然发自内心的很高兴的在每个校园里看到很多亚洲学生。
Fine Dining and fun activities too
This trip to the 11 universities has been one of the most fulfilling and inestimable trips I had, and it will be cherished for a lifetime. I cannot describe how much knowledge I perceived and I am so grateful for this opportunity. As cliche as it sounds, this trip has opened my eyes. To summarize this trip, there are three lessons that I want to specifically talk about of which had the most impact on me.
Firstly, New York University. I had never paused before to wander in the pool of universities and the differences they can have; and if I did identify that there were differences, I never would have interpreted the significant changes they make on a student’s journey of college life. The university that I have the deepest memory of is NYU. Three campuses in three completely different countries containing of divergent cultures. The experience students have in this university is global. This worldview is extremely valuable since global interaction is so important now in a world of commerce and multiculturalism. NYU is definitely a path that I will consider.
Secondly, the freedom to choose. There are two hidden meanings in this. One of which that universities are not chosen by students based on rankings, but instead on the atmosphere of the campus and how it helps the individual pursue their interests and passions. The other meaning is that you do not have put your whole life plan together going into university. There are many programs and opportunities in college to help students determine their majors, and to help them discover parts of themselves that may even be surprising to themselves. This freedom is very important in helping me make the right decision in terms of my college career.
Lastly, the tour that is cherished the most by me is the one at Columbia. Our tour guide Nathan truly inaugurated for me the idea of “thinking big”. His advice is very beneficial not only when putting together applications, but also to generate the best versions of myself. He told us to be thoughtful about how you can make a contribution to the community and the people around you, on campus but also on a bigger scale. He also said that trophies are not the end goal when you go to debate tournaments, it is the experience and the knowledge you have access to. As a debater myself, words like this from someone successful like Nathan is very encouraging.
In conclusion, this school tour has built in me critical life lessons that has inspired me to vastly improve myself. I have more motivation and ambition in me than ever, and I crave to learn because I know there is an immense amount of knowledge out there for me to pick up.