Summer Checklists

For the class of 2013, the summer checklist probably lists things like “pack for college,” and “beach trip with friends before parting ways,” but for those of you who didn’t graduate this year, the summer checklist could look quite different. Some of you may plan to tour college campuses and talk to alumni from possible schools, and maybe you plan to visit a university fair this summer or fall.

For those of you who have either attended a Linden Fair or plan to attend a Linden Fair, I have a few questions for you:

  1. What piece of information from the fair did you find the most helpful? If you are planning to attend a fair, what do you hope to learn from the university admissions representatives?
  2. How did you/would you best prepare for your fair experience? (Would you research participating universities? Register online? Invite friends and family?)
  3. What do you plan to study in university and why? If you don’t know, that’s okay too! For those “undecideds” out there, what other criteria are you using to select a university?

If you have a few moments to answer the above, you can either leave a comment or email answers (and questions if you have them) to me at

Thanks for your time, your wisdom and insight, and I hope you all have a fun summer!

Join us at a fair to get face time with admissions counselors traveling to your city to see YOU!

Join us at a fair to get face time with admissions counselors traveling to your city to see YOU!

Check with us to see if the fair in your city will feature presentations before the start of the fair!

Check with us to see if the fair in your city will feature presentations before the start of the fair!

University Representatives Travel to the Rhythm of Latin America

In mid-September more than 25 university representatives will join Linden Tours in the coffee corner of the world.  Here we offer a snapshot of just some of these universities. Fairs in Guayaquil, Curitiba and Porto Alegre tend to be busy, so be sure to pre-register in order to be one of the first students through the doors to chat with the university representatives! If you want to see the schedule of fairs, check our website!

MASSACHUSETTS: This state is home to many American firsts including but not limited to the first sewing machine, American lighthouse, telephone and frozen food.

Hampshire Students Studying at the Farm Center

Hampshire College: The Hampshire College Farm Center is a working farm and thriving educational center, providing agricultural programs for the College, local community members, and school groups. With an eye toward the cultural, sustainable, and nutritional aspects of food production, the Farm Center is dedicated to educating future generations of healthy, ethical food producers and consumers.

*Photo courtesy of Hampshire’s Gabe Agree

NEW JERSEY: Many famous people call New Jersey home – Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Queen Latifa, Shaq, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, and Grover Cleveland, just to name a few.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Founded in 1766, before the U.S. was a nation, Rutgers was the eighth institution of higher learning founded in the colonies. Its researchers were also the first ever to launch a submersible robot across the Atlantic Ocean (from New Jersey to Barcelona, Spain in 2009). Undergraduates worked side by side with our professors to make this happen – see the video here!

NEW YORK: New York is home to the Adirondack Mountain Range, which is the largest protected area in the United States. It is also where the term “vacation” was coined. To read the full story click here. (Information from the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council)

Rochester Institute of Technology: The RIT mascot is a Bengal tiger named RITchie, and when the university was founded in 1829, it was called The Mechanics Institute.

RHODE ISLAND: This little state seems to have the market cornered on traffic firsts. Not only was the first traffic law created here in 1678, but also the first speeding ticket was issued here in 1904.

Roger Williams University: With 20 varsity athletic teams, club teams and intramurals, getting in the game is easy. In fact, RWU’s coed, varsity sailing team is the best in the country! They brought home the national team sailing title this past spring.