Choosing which college to attend is an exciting experience for high school students, but with so many options around the globe, it can be stressful deciding which one is the right fit.
To help students at Lausanne prepare for that decision, our juniors spend a week visiting colleges and universities across the country to expose them to the application process and collegiate atmosphere.
Lausanne chooses regions that offer a comprehensive blend of public vs. private, smaller vs. large, surburban/rural vs. urban and varying degrees of selectivity. The class trip serves as way for our students to discover their personal preferences and to give them a point of reference for the characteristics they want in a college as they as explore potential schools.
“The college tour experience was built to expand our student's perspective on different college options, and to help them focus on finding the right one to suit their needs," said Director of College Advisement John Hawkins.
For this year’s junior class trip, students had the opportunity to visit schools in the Washington D.C. area including American University, Georgetown University, Howard University, The George Washington University and University of Maryland-College Park. The trip offered The Class of 2021 a glimpse of the college experience and allowed the college advisors and teachers to work with students to help them formulate the types of questions they should ask when touring campuses.
"This trip is important, because it gives students a chance to step foot on many different types of campuses," said Assistant Director of College Advising. "Students also learned how to navigate the Metro system, took in a baseball game and had time to see many iconic DC monuments and sights. This week of bonding, adventure and learning is just one of the experiences that Lausanne provides for our students that helps prepare them for the world beyond high school."
The college advising office also offers to meet with families after to discuss more individualized college options and possible campus visit opportunities for their student.
To see more about the junior class trip, visit the blog found here.