Name: Jovanna F.
From: Port Jefferson Station, New York
I have always admired The University of Connecticut, so when a friend of mine introduced me to the UConn’s Pre-College Summer Program, I did not hesitate. I was looking for a program that would give me a feel of college life as well as give me an opportunity to learn more about a topic that interested me.
I decided that the UConn’s Pre-College Summer Program was right for me because compared to all the other programs I was considering, UConn offered quality hands on experience and ensured that students will learn from experienced and knowledgeable professors. Going in, I knew there was a chance I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, but after UConn, I was fully convinced. I learned so much about the medical field and what college was truly like and after attending the program I am inspired to pursue medicine as a career.
When I first arrived to UConn, the staff was so welcoming and I already felt that I was going to have a great week. Within the first day, I had already made so many friends and felt so welcomed by everyone at the program. Throughout the week I learned so much while also having fun. We got to learn so much about the course we signed up for and did hands on labs to go along with it. Along with this, we got to sign up for workshops which were great ways of meeting people who were in different courses and learning a lot about different things. The workshops were very fun and inspiring. After the workshops, we were given free time to do anything a typical college student would do, such as going for a run, hanging around with friends and walking around campus. The friends I made at UConn are friends for a lifetime and after just one week I met so many people and learned so many new things.
The most memorable moment of my summer at UConn was meeting people from so many different places. By the end of the week I had made so many friends and it felt like we had known each other for years. I learned so much about myself in just one week and feel better prepared for college. I am very grateful for the week I got to spend at UConn this summer.
For teens looking at UConn’s Pre-College Summer program, go for it! Going to UConn in the summer will be the best part of your entire summer. No matter what your interests are, you are guaranteed to have an amazing week and will learn so much about yourself and your interests while meeting so many different people as well as people who share the same passion as you.