Today was truly a milestone event for me. As a sophomore, this is the first time I have participated in the ILC, and this mandatory tutorial was the first event (aside from the interview, of course!). Participating in this tutorial really brought home to me that this was actually happening, and filled me with a sense of anticipation and nervousness as I look forward to what my experience this summer will be like.
At the tutorial we learned a lot about blogging and uploading pictures so we can share our experiences with our community and, according to Don, the world. We took a lot of pictures (like the one below) to practice the process of taking pictures, uploading them to the computer, and adding them to our blogs.
|EC students at the tutorial|
When Don was explaining everything that was expected of us and everything we needed, we got a packing list of all the things (besides the basics) that we might need. It was full of things I'd never even thought of, and it really made it all seem real. We also learned a little about the dorms and the scholarship we're getting. The scholarship is extremely generous, even loaning us all the items we need (like computer cables) if we don't have them. It's really great that they do all this for the students. I am resolved to get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.