|Brown-I Cohort in front of Harvard's|
Today was fast-paced as we had to do two site visits in one day. We started off with Harvard. I wasn't really sure what to expect from Harvard. Some people I'd talked to said that it would come off very preppy and the kids would be pretty arrogant as they are some of the top students in the nation and they knew it. Others said that it was a beautiful campus with engaged students who really take their education more serious than other students. I think that it was closer to the latter but in no way was it fully either of these reviews. In fact, I thought that the community at Harvard was very good, which is the opposite from what I'd heard. Eric and Nu, the two tour guides that we had, were both rising sophomores and absolutely loved their freshman year. A lot of the traditions that Harvard practiced were also coincidentally practiced at Yale so we all had a funny chuckle about that. It was clear that school spirit was strong but when we mentioned the other schools that we visited they had nothing but good things to say about them.
|Entrance to Harvard Yard|
|Arnold playing with a ball at Lowell House|
|Pork Chili w/ Pickled Cabbage & Empanada|
|Arnold, Nu, Me, Kevin, Brandon, Jing, & Eric|
|Me, Kevin, Arnold, Brandon, Jing, & Megan|
Our Amtrak train from South Station back to Providence was due to leave at 6:40 so we left MIT around 5:40 and arrived back at the station somewhere around 6:10, giving us just enough time to get a quick start on our blogs before hopping on the train and heading back. The train ride went abnormally fast for some unknown reasons and it only took around 25 minutes to get back, not really giving us much time to work on our blogs. We decided that we would mainly work on them next time though and set off for the Melting Pot right away!
|Alpine (front) & Cheddar (back)|
|S'mores Fondue Flambee Style|