Friday, July 9, 2010
Today marks the end of our three week term here at Brown University. Its hard to believe that after three weeks of being in a whole new environment, it is all over. I am going to miss the class and being in an environment where asking questions is praised. I am also going to miss having someone you know surrounding you at all times.
Brown University has been an experience I will never forget. It was filled with all sorts of new things for me and I had the chance to make the most of it all. This is not a complete ending post as the program is not over, but it is a close second.
Some of the highlights would have to be my second presentation to the class. This is when I felt like I had done some of my best work. I had a sense of pride to know that a college professor had praised my work, a high school student who had not attended one economics class prior to this event.
Another would have to be the first time I had any interaction with people outside the Ivy League Connection. That would have to be one of the first "connections" I made during this trip. After that, it started a domino effect leading to a mass of great friends and continually making new friends and bigger relationships.
The moment I left the dorm was like finishing that chapter I was talking about. I was leaving a piece of my life which has been interpreted through that dorm. The slam of the dorm door was just sending shivers down my spine. I know this sounds like a little kid, but walking past the empty dorms just gave a world of flash backs. Imagining the residences living as if its week 2; that just brought a tear to my eye.
There is a lot to Brown to make it lead to this emotional exit. The great classes, the great people, the excellent staff, its all a melting pot of great memories. I guess this would be a good time to exercise the Internet. But back to the subject, that melting pot has created more than just a three week life as a college student, but to gain knowledge in the field of economics and to value the chance of meeting new people that would grow to be lifetime friends.