Archive - July 2014

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Cheap Summer Fun
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Around the World in Two Hours Flat
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Getting the Most Out of a Hometown Summer
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Rochester: The Perfect Host for a Great Summer
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Successful Issues Conference Featuring IB Coordinators!
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Seven Things to Do Before You Graduate
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A Game of Pre-College Staff Bonding
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Keeping Busy Until You Arrive at Rochester

Cheap Summer Fun

In Rochester for the summer? Whether it’s internships, classes, or summer jobs keeping you around for the summer, there’s plenty to do in the Rochester area that’s totally affordable for students! If you’ve happened to stroll through the ground floor of Wallis Hall recently, you may have noticed our fabulous bulletin board full of fun[…]

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Around the World in Two Hours Flat

Written by Sophie Zhang, University of Rochester Class of 2017, Pre-College Counselor During this summer's Pre-College sessions, our very own counselors held the first of three "Around the World" programs. Our Pre-College Counselors (PCC) come from, and have studied in, many countries across the world; therefore, we decided that we could use this summer to[…]

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Getting the Most Out of a Hometown Summer

When I made my decision to attend Rochester, my parents’ approval came with one condition—my first summer would be spent at home. This was hardly a sacrifice considering I was only able to make the 2,500-mile trip home once during the school year. By the time May rolled around, I was more than happy to[…]

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Rochester: The Perfect Host for a Great Summer

Last fall, I transferred into the University of Rochester from the West Coast, moving to Rochester at the tail end of summer. Now in the midst of my first full summer season, I've discovered Rochester to be a magical place this time of year. The weather is warm. The festivals are in session, and my[…]

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Successful Issues Conference Featuring IB Coordinators!

We were thrilled to host a successful Secondary Schools Issues Conference (SSIC) at the beginning of June, featuring about twenty International Baccalaureate coordinators representing sixteen US states. We had coordinators from California, Florida, Washington, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, South Carolina, Indiana, Mississippi, Idaho, and Rochester, NY! Counselors[…]

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Seven Things to Do Before You Graduate

The University of Rochester has its own list of “101 Things to Do Before You Graduate,” but I’m going to give you my special seven that you won’t find on the official list! (Illustration: Michael Osadciw) I’m writing about this, reflecting on my past three years at Rochester. I've had an amazing experience, and look[…]

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A Game of Pre-College Staff Bonding

Written by Joseph Orman, University of Rochester Class of 2017, Pre-College Counselor and Pre-College Programs alumnus As a Pre-College alumn, if there was one word I would use to describe the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs this year, it would definitely be “different.” From new courses offered, to new activities, to new staff and students,[…]

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Keeping Busy Until You Arrive at Rochester

So it's July and the Class of 2018 is starting their Rochester experience in just a couple months. I'm assuming the next two months will be an incredibly anxious time in many of your lives as you prepare for your first experience in college. I want to offer some sage advice on what you can[…]

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