|Providence Train Station|
Fearing that we would not be able to catch the train, six of us walked extremely fast to the train station. This was my first time on AMTRAK. My tiredness exceeded my excitement, which I hoped that I could get back the hotel and have few more hours of sleep. My emotion deepened when I found out that my camera's battery was exhausted although I checked it yesterday and it showed that it was still fully charged.
But, this negativity did not last long. As soon I boarded the train, I felt that the train was really comfortable. On the way to New Haven, I watched the quick-passing natural and architectural scenes. They were really different form the ones in California. The tree species were different and the architectural styles also gave people another kind of feeling.
It was still a long time before meeting the Yale admission officer after we got off the train, so we went to a nearby restaurant to have some "Yale" style breakfast. I ordered veggie omelette, which was simple but healthy. It was almost time to meet Yale admission officer, Dara Nordwood, so we headed to Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall. Since we all prepared our own question to ask her, we were able to ask her questions without hesitation. I got my answer; Yale admission officers are looking for students who are passionate on what they do, intellectually curious, nice, and involving.
|One of the Residential College|
The residential collage system is another feature that makes Yale distinctive. It has twelve residential colleges, each with a dean, who helps students on their academic lives, and a master of college, who is in charge of everything else. These two people help and advice students throughout their college careers. In these residential colleges, students create strong bonds through various types activities, including participating in intramural sports and freshmen Olympics.
|Inside of Beinecke Library|
We met Austin, Xuan, and James after the tour! Austin was a Pinole Valley High School graduate, and he is currently an uprising senior at Yale, and is majoring in chemistry and political science. He also attended the DNA based biotechnology course at Brown when he was in high school. WOW! Xuan is an uprising junior who major in mechanical engineering. James is an uprising senior who majors in biomedical engineering.
|New Haven Train Station|