California trip provides EMERGE students glimpse of tier-one college life
Rising juniors from schools throughout HISD tour seven colleges in five days
More than 75 rising juniors from high schools throughout HISD traveled to California during the week of June 15 to tour several tier-one colleges and universities, and learn more about the college application process. The group of students from HISD’s EMERGE program toured seven colleges in five days including the University of Southern California, Occidental College, and the Claremont Consortium, which is a cluster of private colleges that specializes in liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. Read below to learn more from several EMERGE students who were on the trip.
Daniela German, Davis High School
Before traveling to California, I wasn’t familiar with the liberal arts or in colleges that specialize in the liberal arts. Visiting the Claremont Consortium really opened my mind and changed my perspective. It not only gave me valuable insight into the types of colleges that are out there, but it also caused me to reflect about the type of person I am and what I want to become in the future. In addition, the trip made me realize that there are different types of environments at different college, depending on the size of the school, and that is something I need to take into consideration when determining whether or not a school is a good fit for me.