Itineraries? ~ Check.
Tips on what to do when you're at Cornell? ~ Check.
Being prepared for the actual trip? ~ I'll get back to you on that.
Thursday evening was a complete crash course for the Ivy League Connection. With the Cornell group leaving in less than three weeks, this was the time when we would get all of the nitty-gritty details straightened out, and the people managing this event, including the chaperones, certainly did.
The entire ILC group was being spoken to at the beginning of the event, with Charles Ramsey, Madeline Kronenberg, and Don Gosney taking most of the stage introducing the chaperones, talking about loaner items, and stressing the significance and honor of the program among other things. This was also the first announcement that an "ILC Press" website is being produced to help allow students in our district publish their own written content.
Afterwards, we all broke out into all of our respective programs and got into the tiny details of Cornell with our chaperone, Tiffani Neal. This was when we got our itineraries, filled out some forms, and certainly unleashed our Ithaca-specific questions.
While an instructional meeting may seem boring to most, this was one of the most fascinating ones I have ever attended. Just hearing the minute details of our trip just seemed so fascinating. This is a new experience for all of us and hearing all of the possibilities and plans just got me excited for the whole thing. If the shuttle was there to pick us up on Thursday evening, I would have jumped on that thing with no luggage in a heartbeat.