Yes, I know it has been awhile – more than one week and I do apologize about that! For the good part of the week since I have been back in the country, Team “Jet Lag” was winning in my battle for a goodnight’s sleep! Nonetheless, I am again on the road traveling – this time within the United States up in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. To keep you updated…
On my first full day back in the U.S., I actually represented Elon University at the a CIS college fair in San Francisco at the French-American School. This was not a fair (from my knowledge) that Elon had done in the past, but it was definitely a wonderful opportunity for Elon! A large number of colleges and universities were represented and these schools came from a variety of states as well as countries. It is definitely a fair that I hope to continue to do in the future, particularly if it coincides with the ending of the CIS Asia tour like it did this year.
The fair also gave me the opportunity to walk around San Francisco, CA – a city that I had never been to before. I, along with some other counselors at the fair, visted Pier 39 where we had dinner and walked around after the fair. I have included some photos of Pier 39 below:
Changing the direction of the famous San Francisco trolleys.
The seals on Pier 39: Not a bad life
Me at Pier 39 (You can see Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building in the background.)
When I returned from San Francisco, I was in the office for a couple of days before I drove up this past weekend to my home state of Massachusetts which is my current location. I will be up here for the next month or so, traveling in the New England area and visiting a good number of high schools. I also have my laptop with me now (hooray for laptops!) and thus my posts will (hopefully) be more numerous.
I (unfortunately) was not around at Elon this past weekend which was not only our Family Weekend (Family Weekend events? – click here) but also another Elon Phoenix football game. The Phoenix took on Samford (the newest member of the Southern Conference) and defeated them, 23-17. Congratulations to Coach Lembo and the team, and I hope that all of the Elon parents enjoyed their weekend at Elon!
Here is to a great week for all of us and stay tuned for more posts…I am receiving a large number of emails with questions from students so I will be addressing those this week! Happy Monday to everyone!