Name: Katiya P.
From: Doral, Flordia
It was an easy decision for me and my family. After reviewing the curriculum for the Pre-Vet program, the campus environment and the access to Avery Point for the lab and dissection we were convinced we were making the right choice. UCONN promised a hands on experience and they delivered. There were hands on experiences at the Avery Campus almost every day.
The well-structured schedule worked well for me! It started with a healthy breakfast with other campers from around the country. Each day I attended lectures on medical and animal science topics. On select days, a comfy bus took us to Avery Point where we would, discuss topics, perform labs, perform dissection and interact with marine animals in their habitat; all while enjoying each other and the experience. At the end of the day we enjoyed a variety of dinner choices and an array of activities to suit everyone’s social needs. I loved the choices of activities and the game room!
My advice is what I told myself before I left to the program. Don’t be afraid to try new things, to lead a discussion or to attend a program far from home. By pushing my boundaries and comfort zone in the subject I love I was able to participate in a program that was rewarding and life changing!