Sunday, June 19, 2011

Brown Session I: Ready to Begin Their Journey!

Brown Cohort 1 is ready to begin their summer programs at Brown!
All checked in and ready to go!

Packing the car and heading to the dorms

Andrew, Erin, Erinn, Frank and Kathleen are all set and ready to begin this amazing journey at Brown! I felt like a proud mother as I got them all checked in at their dorms. There were hundreds of other students with their rolling suitcases and little brothers and sisters at their sides as they said their goodbyes to their loved ones. With that being said, I truly felt that these last six days we have really bonded as a group. We have spent a lot of time in the car together talking about various things, sharing stories and cultural backgrounds, singing along to songs together and simply getting to know one another. It really has been so much fun seeing all of them open up to one another as they prepare for this amazing experience at Brown University.

After saying our goodbyes and parting ways, I felt so proud to be with them as they venture out to meet new classmates from all over the world. I could sense their anticipation and possibly a little nervousness as we sat at breakfast this morning. However, I have no doubt in my mind that they are all going to do so well. I am also literally 5 minutes down college hill from them! This hotel is just not the same without their presence and I do miss them already! Maybe it’s the sentimental counselor in me but Andrew, Erin, Erinn, Frank and Kathleen are unique, smart and amazing young men and women and have the world at their feet. I can’t wait to see what these next few weeks at Brown brings. I wish them all the luck and don’t forget to check-in with me every day! The road trips to college campuses won't be the same without your company!

1 comment:

  1. Ms. Larson,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful chaperoning during the first week of the kid's adventure. Reading the blogs, I can tell there is a special bond that developed between you and all of the students. I am grateful they are with you - and only a few minutes away!

    So, enjoy a little time off! I hope you are able to meet up with the kids for a couple of meals as I'm sure they would love to see you and fill you in on their experiences.

    Happy Trails!


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