Next, we headed to the Midwest to pay a visit to Oberlin College. Located in Northeastern Ohio in the quaint city of Oberlin, students here enjoy wonderful scenery in addition to getting an outstanding education. We have two Oberlin students living with us at EHS this summer.
Here are some of the fun things we came across while we were there…
There is nothing better than being able to eat “Farm Fresh.” Oberlin students who dine Wilder Hall are definitely lucky:
This coy pond creates a tranquil setting right outside of Bibbins Hall:
Having been erected in 1903, The Memorial Arch still sits beautifully in Tappan Square:
A big thanks to all of the Oberlin staffers who took time to meet with us. We look forward to visiting again soon!
Located in Boca Raton, Florida and known as host to the final 2012 Presidential Debate, Lynn University sits on 123 lushly landscaped acres with 6 freshwater lakes.
Although every community has its highs and lows, in January 2010 Lynn University experienced a true tragedy.
The Remembrance Plaza, is a memorial designed to honor the legacies of the four students and two faculty members who died in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Thanks so much to the staff who took time to meet with us and help us learn more about how we can provide housing options to Lynn students.
Arizona State University
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is one of the 24 independent schools at Arizona State University and named in honor of veteran broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite.
We enjoyed exploring the Marguerite and Jack Clifford Gallery, which features artifacts from journalism history:
The weather is always perfect at ASU but the holiday spirit is alive and well in the downtown School of Public Affairs Office of Career Services:
With so many skate-boarders on the ASU Tempe Campus, special parking racks are provided!
As you can see, we had a fantastic time visiting ASU. Thanks to all of the staffers who took time to show us around. Looking forward to visiting again soon!
High Point University
While we were in charming North Carolina, we also paid our very first visit to the beautiful High Point University campus. We’ve had three HPU students staying with us this summer, all interning for media companies.
Here are some photos from our visit, and some of the terrific information we learned!
Media Fellows Program
Each year 16 incoming communication majors are granted membership into High Point University’s Media Fellows Program through the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. Media Fellows live in a living-learning community their freshman year and have options to travel abroad. During their college career, Media Fellows also participate in summer internships at national media companies, participate in seminars related to their major and produce a Capstone project their senior year.
From the cinema on the first floor to the upscale restaurant on the fifth floor, to the two-story state-of-the-art “gaming and restaurant” concept and much more, students enjoy multiple environments for fellowship all in one central location.
Slane Student Center
At 90,000 square feet, Slane Student Center is the definitive center of activity for HPU students. The university’s 450-seat cafeteria, campus post office, bookstore, meeting rooms and recreation areas, including a basketball court, aerobics room, cardiovascular center, fully equipped weight room and indoor running track, are located here. Outside, Slane is a popular gathering place for students with a tiered dining terrace, basketball courts, the Maynard Swimming Pool and 18-person Jacuzzi.
As you can see, we had a great time exploring HPU’s vast campus. We are excited to have HPU students staying with us this summer, and hope to continue to welcome them again next summer!
Queens University of Charlotte
This was our first visit to Queens University, nestled in a historic tree-filled neighborhood in Charlotte, NC.
The office of Internship & Career Programs is located in a charming building with an real live porch swing!
In 1996, the Internship and Career Development Program began requiring a minimum of six credit hours for all students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Today it boasts 100 percent participation from the university’s student body.
We had a great time and look forward to visiting another time soon!
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
MIT is a vast and inspiring campus to visit, where the contrast between old and new are visible at every turn.
We stumbled upon the “Silk Pavilion”, created by 6,500 silk worms with the help of a computer-numerically controlled machine:
We also discovered some new-age cars and the incredible Stata Center designed by Frank Gehry:
We love the original buildings though, especially the Great Dome, commonly referred to as “The Center of the Universe” by the MIT community:
As you can see, we had a wonderful time and hope to visit another time soon!
Louisiana State University
It was a fun surprise to walk around LSU’s campus and see a sticker for our favorite NYC radio station — WFMU!