This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to go to Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) for two weeks. I lived on campus, bought my own meals with a meal card, attended seminars, and went to classes every day. On the weekends, I was able to explore the city and hang out with an amazing group of friends that I managed to make within those two weeks.
|7:00-8:00||Get up and ready||Dorms – sharing a bathroom with three girls was a bit difficult, but we made it work|
|8:00-9:00||Breakfast||Cafe Bergson – I usually had some pastry and a Jamba Juice, but if I was more hungry I’d get hot breakfast at the DUC|
|9:00-12:00||Class||Lopata room 202 – the morning session was filled with some lecture, as well as activities|
|12:00-1:30||Lunch||DUC/Olin Library – I often utilized this long lunch time by going to the library and getting a head start on homework|
|1:30-4:30||Field trip at MO History Museum||We took several field trips in the afternoon sessions, such as to the Kemper Art Museum, Zoo, MO History Museum, and Fox Theater|
|4:30-5:00||Free||This time was usually spent walking over to Hillman and hanging out with friends|
|5:00-6:00||College readiness seminar||Hillman room 70 – they had an optional seminar series that I attended; it was fun, informative, and engaging|
|6:00-7:00||Dinner||I would eat dinner at the DUC or at Subway, depending on what we were feeling that day|
|7:00-9:00||Study||Dorm – I had a chapter or so of reading each night, and of course work for the final project the second week|
|9:00||Check in||Lobby – we had to check in each night so they knew we were accounted for|
|9:00-10:00||Finish studying, plan for tomorrow||Dorm – I always made a plan for the next day to make sure I wouldn’t miss any events|
|10:00-11:00||Get ready for bed||Dorm – showering, brushing teeth, putting out clothes, packing bag, etc.|
|11:00||Go to sleep||If I got to bed by 11, I’d get just enough sleep!|
Throughout my time at WUSTL, I fell in love with the campus. It is extremely beautiful: the architecture is astounding, it’s amazingly green, and the walks to class were easy and enjoyable. I also fell in love with the people: the staff was helpful, friendly, and welcoming. I really felt at home there. Not only did I enjoy the experience of being at college as a whole, but I learned a lot. I was in the writing communications institute, which was a perfect fit for me considering my profession. I learned a lot about web design, writing, blogging, public relations, interviewing, etc. My class was amazing; the professor, Dr. Bloomquist, was nice and very helpful, and I became very close with my peers.