In all honesty, as I looked through the list of schools we were to visit during our trip (this was months ago), I was most looking forward to exploring Harvard because of its name. I had no clue about all the other Ivy League schools. I thought I would love nothing else but Harvard because of its high reputation. Ironically enough, this was my least favorite. I instantly felt like an outsider when we stepped foot on campus. The buildings AND students seemed so intimidating! The information session did not make anything any better because only videos were played to present Harvard. Although the videos were pretty interesting, I would have learned a lot more about Harvard had it been an actual person speaking for it. Moments after getting up for the tour, a lady stopped us from going for a reason I'm actually not sure about. Confused about the situation, I just followed the rest of the group outside. I found this very inconvenient because it was sprinkling outside.
|This Harvard building scared me a little...|
|Boston is beautiful!!|
The remainder of the day was spent in Boston for a lunch at Quincy Market, a tour of the Paul Revere house, and typical tourist strolling. I didn't express as much excitement as I usually would because of the negative mood that Harvard practically set me on.
|Waterfire is amazing.|
Words cannot describe my anxieties for tomorrow. It's a bit bittersweet, though, because I finally started to feel a forming bond between Brown I and II. Tomorrow will be our final meal together (the Brown Brunch) as a whole Brown group. The Brown I cohort is currently depressed about their nearing departure. My cohort, on the other hand, is only starting our Brown journey. Goodbye cozy hotel rooms, hello Brown dormitories. College life, here we come.