Change of Scenery

We are coming up on our last few weeks working with the kids at UMFS. Every week my classmates and i have been carpooling to the campus and working in their studio, but this week the students got to come to VCU campus and see what it’s like in our environment.


As my classmates and i waited for the students to arrive we were all really excited and came up with a game plan for the tour, since the students would only be with us for a short time. After vehicle mix-ups and a knocked down clearance sign, the students finally arrived.

The students got to see the student commons filled with college students socializing and hanging out at the campus eateries. we showed them the library and dinning hall, which some of them were amazed at how big they were. For most of the students it was their first time visiting VCU, or any college campus in general so it was a great experience for them to get to see what college is like,

Even though it was a chilly day, the students were still very excited. A few of the girls even bombarded me with questions about parties and boys on campus, which I of course didn’t answer, but it was really nice seeing them taking interest and wanting to know what it’s like to be a college student. One student even sparked up a conversation about how she wanted to go to college and was considering VCU.

At the end of our tour we showed them the insight studio which was the most fun for all of them. They took turns sitting in the anchor chairs and taking pictures. Two of the students in particular really got into it and pretended to be anchors. Seeing them interact with each other and have so much fun was the best part for me. Although by this point I have gotten to know them pretty well and their compliance was much better, for some reason a small part of me was expecting that to go out of the window since they weren’t on their own campus. I am so proud of all of the students and how much progress they have made since the first day I met them.


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