Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bustling Around at Brown

Rebecca Scott at the Brunch
This morning I woke up in a pretty majestic way with many of my fellow cohorts in the room; it was so fun to wake up seeing everyone in such energetic modes. It was a great experience having an overcrowded room because the room was full of people who share a special bond.

Professor Jason Sellos
Both groups had a special brunch at Maddock Alumni House where Adrianne Ramsey and Mariko Whitenack presented their well-prepared speeches. Special guest/professor Jason Sellos gave an extremely inspiring speech where he spoke about how passion should be what drives you. It motivated me all over again and I energetically thanked him afterwards.

After the brunch, Brown I had to leave for the airport as we went to check in at Brown. The good-byes were so rushed that I had a bad feeling in my chest afterwards. I felt like I didn't do enough with them.

As we neared the campus, I began to feel a tingling sensation in my stomach—nerves. It went away almost as soon as it came when we made our first friend, Simon, from Beijing, China. Later, through orientation and group activities, I begin to realize how amazing this Brown program really is.

I got to know people from all over the world—Hong Kong, Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Korea, etc. I learned SO many interesting facts about different cultures and made countless friends. It's true that when one enters an institution like that of Brown, the people one encounters are different.
In my building, Harkness, all of us girls get along with one another. Upon entering the wooden doors, we made new aquaintences instantaneously. Honestly, this has got to be the epitome of friendliness. Each and every person was welcoming and introduced themselves as enthusiastically as did we.
Pretty soon, plans were made to go to Thayer St. and grab a late-night snack. It is pretty amazing how fast one begins to feel at home at a completely strange place. I'm loving it so far.

1 comment:

  1. Cynthia,

    Can you feel it? Can you feel the change that's taking place in you and your friends/ Isn't it amazing? Isn't it wonderful? And it only gets better.


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