Posted September 29, 2009
I came to CITYterm because all my family who did CITYterm loved it. Also, I wanted to take control of my learning. This happened immediately for me at CITYterm. In the first week, I found myself on top of the Empire State Building, looking down on Manhattan. Before, I had never understood the layout of the city. But now we were doing a project mapping our understanding of the city, and I was moving back and forth between my map and the city below me. Suddenly the grid was clear, and I could see where everything was.
A few weeks later we began our Brooklyn Bridge Project. On the surface, our visits to the bridge consisted of really good pizza and a really great walk. But there was more to it than that. A group of five of us walked up to the Manhattan Bridge so that we could get a distant perspective on the Brooklyn Bridge. The noise, the lack of walking space, the train rushing past you so close that you could feel it made you really appreciate the quiet and space of the Brooklyn Bridge. It didn’t take long for me to know exactly what I wanted to do for my Brooklyn Bridge Project.
Being from Maine, taking hockey pretty seriously, and being a senior, I wasn’t sure how many people would be like me at CITYterm. But it’s really easy to build a new group of friends at CITYterm. Here, everyone is open to making new friends because you have to!