College Field Trip 2017

I was fortunate to visit Westfield State University. I appreciated hearing stories from two students who gave us the tour. I was really happy to hear about how it was to live in the dorm and study from their perspectives. They gave me a lot of insight about dorm room living and the available campus resources. I really appreciated the chance to talk with the professors to hear how they run their classes and the opportunities they give their students. It was a great visit and it really helped me to think about the choices and options I have for my future that will become present soon. -- Alexis Diaz

Thursday I visited Holyoke again, a place where I could meet friends I made over the summer. We had dinner, talked about this past three months we haven't seen each other. On Friday we all went to the college where I met people from my future major. My passion for psychology has grown, as I want to help people as many ways that I can. Westfield State University is a small school where you can connect with your professors out of class, small students in a classroom, a perfect place if you want to build a relation with your professor. The campus is beautiful in fall, amazing food, fun people, and cozy dorms. It was a great experience. I want to thank you all our supporters that made this trip happen. -- Gabe DaSilva

It was a very great experience for me because I had my mind so focused on going to school in Boston that I ended up erasing other schools from my  mind. This college visit helped me learn that a smaller school could be better for me.  I'm a senior in high school and my goal for after I graduate is to become a doctor. I am totally in love with medicine and can't see myself doing anything else. I also have doctors and nurses in my family so I would love to carry that on.  Westfield State University has a beautiful campus and a very good biology program that really caught my attention. We had the chance to sit down with the Chairman and Professor from the Biology Department. They were very helpful and informative. We had a nice lunch at the campus, the food was absolutely amazing. Everyone was really nice.  -- Claudia Motta

Thank you so much for organizing this amazing experience to Holyoke.  I had so much fun, seeing my friends from Holyoke and eating dinner and breakfast with our host. I learned so much when I went to Westfield State. It's a great campus and I wish to go there when I graduate high school. There were wonderful tour guides and it was a fun experience walking around campus and going to every stop around it. Thank you so much for all of what you have made and done for me and my fellow MVYLI friends. -- Gustavo Ramos 

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