I finally got to visit Yale, one of the top three schools in the nation. When we arrived in a graffiti-enveloped city. This set my expectations a bit low for what was to come. My group and I got off of the train from our two hour train ride and immediately went to find something to eat. We got food from a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant that wasn't very good, but it was free, so I can't complain.
|Our group with Stephanie and Mike.|
|Maya Lin's Women's Table representing |
the growing female population at Yale.
|My lobster ravioli dinner.|
Or evening came to a close with a dinner at Pacífico. I sat in between Yasmin, a sociology major and Genevieve, a cognitive science and international relations major. I also sat across from Anthony who had a math major. Our entire table was filled with students this time around which made it a much more casual meeting than our previous outings. I got a strong sense of an honest quality from all of the Yale students that I met. They really seemed to be very honest about the workload, but they really stressed all of the positive benefits that outweigh this factor. One thing that I really appreciated from our table was Yasmin's passion for her field even though it's very common to hear that sociology is a useless major. Sociology is a field that I'm strongly considering, but I feel like a lot of people say it will never lead to a fulfilling job and to hear her working towards her goals was really inspirational. Everyone was extremely friendly and we even had a couple alumni from my school district, WCCUSD.