Students had the opportunity to hear about the diverse college experiences of four Resident Advisors in a prompted Q&A session. RA’s discussed the whole spectrum of the college experience, from how to prepare for the application process to where students usually live as upperclassmen. Students posed many questions, such as how early to start your personal essay, how easy is it to switch a major, and what sort of qualities colleges look for in an applicant. At the end, RA’s shared the best piece of advice they could provide to the aspiring college students.
With so many fantastic Summerfuel programs going on around the globe, we wanted to give all of the Summerfuelers and their families a glimpse into this summer's program in Barcelona. From classes and workshops, to excursions and activities, the group has been busy. Take a look below for the inside scoop!
The weekend provides us the opportunity to check out sights outside of Barcelona. On Saturday, we headed to Figueres to visit the Salvador Dalí museum. This museum is not any typical art museum. The art takes over the space so that even the architecture of the building itself is surreal in style. Students had the opportunity to listen to a tour about the artist and some of his most famous pieces.
After a visit to the museum and lunch in the town of Figueres, students headed to the beach L'escala to relax. They spent the afternoon on the beach and the evening dining out in the town. It was a great way to begin our last weekend here!
Check out what alumnus Maggie S. thought of her time with Summerfuel's Pre-College Program at Oxford:
"My time at Oxford was absolutely amazing! Before coming I was so nervous to meet new people, but the friends I made were some of the funniest, most interesting people I have ever met. The program would have been great solely due to all of the activities and classes which were offered, but what made it truly extraordinary was experiencing it all with my new friends. The excursions were enriching, and I loved the balance of guided tours and free time to explore. I loved visiting London as much as we did and really enjoyed Bath. The history of the country made even a trip to the grocery store for snacks a scenic experience. The only unenjoyable part was having to leave the wonderful people I had come to love in the past month. For anyone considering Summerfuel Oxford, I would do it a hundred times over and it is an experience that will stay with me forever."
- Maggie S., SF Oxford 2016