Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Final Fourth Day

Today was the last day of our 4 day tour of Columbia, Yale, and Boston College. To be honest, I didn't want to stop touring the various Ivy League Schools but, as they say, all good things must come to an end. As I'm writing this blog, I'm shaking in nervousness for the day tomorrow: going to Brown University.

The 2 hour AMTRAK ride to Yale wasn't that bad this time. Actually, I enjoyed the ride to Yale and playing cards with Andrew and Austin. I have come to like AMTRAK over our BART. Sorry guys.

Yale was a sight to see. As I emerged from the AMTRAK station, I became attracted to the suburban environment. Walking around, I felt a sense of community and friendship. For example, an old man helped us locate our bus to drop us off at Yale. Concerts and festivals were everywhere around me as I walked onto Yale's campus.

I was shocked to see Yale's visitor center as a regular white house. Sure, it was old and memorial, but there wasn't anything to look at but the old hinges and chairs. However, I was very surprised when there wasn't an admissions officer to greet us, but a musical video that answered the question "Why did you choose Yale". It gave me many laughs.

Our tour guide was a rising senior who was majoring in Psychology. She was quite informative and welcoming to me. She gave many of her experiences at Yale and led us through many of the various colleges within the enormous Yale campus. Even though it was blazing hot outside, I endured through it and appreciated what Yale has to give me. All in all, it was a great finish to a 4 day tour.

After learning about this university, I believe that I will try to register for Yale University. Its campus and location is ideal for me who likes the more suburban and smaller universities. Yale has a great community and many strong colleges, including engineering and applied sciences.

In the meantime, enjoy these videos and pictures I managed to upload with Hilton's Internet access. Sorry for the short videos because longer videos take longer to upload. 

Take Care.


  1. William,

    The videos are a nice touch. It's just a shame that when we archive the blogs we won't be able to archive the videos, too. For that reason it's good to maintain a mix of video, photo and the written word. Keep it up, though.

    Wasn't there an interesting timeline display in that old white house? I thought I read in a few other blogs that there was some sort of display.

  2. William,

    I just re-read your blog and I have a few questions/comments: that "old" guy that helped you find your bus, just how old do you think he was? As old as your parents? Maybe he was really old like me? Careful here, William, you can really step in it here.