It's official! My sister Gina will be attending Penn State University starting fall 2015. I can't believe that she's starting college already, and moreover, I can't believe that I'm already half way done with college. Visiting Penn State was an eye-opening experience for an NYU student like me. The campus is nothing like the hustle and bustle of New York City. I don't know if I'd be able to thrive in an environment like this, but for a weekend, it was certainly fun.
After being in Paris all semester, I missed seeing kids sprawled out in various places: on the steps of the Hub, in chairs and sofas in various academic buildings, eating lunch and taking notes. I missed campus life. Paris was all picture perfect and instagram-worthy, but it didn't really feel like going to college.
My grandpa came with us, as he's visiting for a month. It was so cute seeing him walk around taking pictures. I took a copious amount of selfies with him on this road trip.
Gina already loves it here. She's studying in the Smeal School of Business, one of the best in the nation. I can't wait to see how she'll thrive on her own. My friends and I are already planning our bus rides from New York to State College to meet her. Three city kids, living the state college life. That will make an interesting blog post in the future. I've never even been to a football game!
I'll definitely have to take my friends to Berkey's Creamery when I come back. It's a creamery owned by Penn State, where all the ice cream is made through the Department of Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Science. They own and milk their own cows to make some of the most delicious ice cream you'll ever taste. I'll admit, it's no Berthillion's, but it's the best I can get in the States. PSU prides itself in its ice cream so much that you're not even allowed to mix flavors, as it will dampen the taste. I was lucky to be travelling with a group of five, so we all got to sample a few flavors.
I've got a lot of things lined up next semester, and I'm really excited to start school again. But for now, I've got Gina's grad party and summer work to get me through the next few months. Until next time!