Summer College is a life changing experience academically, socially, and personally. I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to venture out of Cincinnati, Ohio to spend 6 weeks away attending college classes alone. It was incredible to live with students from different backgrounds and even countries. However, everyone had one thing in common: their drive to succeed and learn. Living in this environment has left me with friends I have regularly kept in contact with well after the program was over. The communications class I took taught me about many aspects of media, which have broadened my view on society, government, and world issues. I learned how to effectively translate my ideas on issues I am passionate about into essays during my writing class. All the professors were extremely helpful and have been able to continue to offer me advice as I finish high school and apply to college. It’s impossible to put into words how much I was able to grow as a person during my time at Syracuse, but I highly recommend it to any high school student looking for a fun, life changing opportunity.