Before noon we arrived to Sarah Lawrence college, a college that I can honestly say I did not know much about before our tour. Out of all the interesting things I learned, a few of the things that mainly caught my interest was the flexibility of the ciriculum offered by the college, the strong sense of community and involvement, and the quality of the education with the individual attention to each student, and last but not least, the fact that for the past few years, 100% of college applicants to medical school have been accepted. All I can say is WOW.
Overall though, I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this but I have an extremely strong passion for arts since a very young age. I draw, paint, sketch, sculpt, anything you can name, and I do have a strong passion for it. The fact that Sarah Lawrence allows me to merge my interests and passions with specialty definitely caught my interest in the University. (heres a sample of some of my artwork, its actually the photos I submitted for my AP studio art class this year. I have a lot of different art work but I do not have access to photos of those to share with you since I am all the way here in New York; http://www.flickr.com/photos/80274270@N04/sets/72157630062972849/ )
Now on the other hand, in the more visual and environmental sense the school reminded me of the city of Carmel near Santa Cruz in California. The environment allowed you to feel like you were in an individualized miniscule community of your own within the University.
|My lovely Chaperone Mrs.L|
Finally after the tour, we headed back to NY to attend our dinner at Brasserie 8 1/2 with Penn alumni. I sat midway between Lissette Duran and Carlin Yuen, and must I say they were both equally amazing. Their passion was remarkable and inspiring and their stories equally fascinating. I was especially surprised that Carlin actually visited Iran! I loved speaking to him about politics, the middle east, culture, motives, and apposing view points. I must admit this dinner has been definitely my favorite. We only had two guests but there was much more involvement, connection, engaging conversations. At some points I felt like I was stuck between the two guest because I was eager to listen to both and did not want to miss out on either side. The dinner itself was great as well, on this trip I'm really determined to try new things to make my "new experience" complete. I chose to go with rabbit for my main entree, crab cake for my appetizer, and chocolate cake for my dessert. I enjoyed all three, and ended my night with a little bit of warm jasmine green tea to warm up. Overall, the dinner was splendid in all aspects.
In all, today was certainly an adventure, and I'm sure tomorrow will not cease to amaze me once more.
Good night New York.