Friday, July 15, 2011


It’s all over. Final = DONE. Everything is done. I am almost all packed. My roommate already moved out. Wow it is really all over.

The final wasn’t as horribly scary as I thought it would be. I felt that after studying with the gang that I had covered most of the stuff that was asked of me on the final. I am not going to say I did great or anything like that, but it is nice to know that all that stress and pressure is off my shoulders. I have really learned so much these past three weeks, and I must admit I was very worried that I would be behind the game because I have not had the best history classes while at ECHS, but I never felt like I was not a competitor while being here. I think I gained a new level of confidence while being here.

I am going to miss Professor Kramnick and Simon my TA. They have been amazing support through this whole trip. I have learned so much from both of them and I know there is no way I can thank them enough for everything they have taught me. For you future Freedom and Justicers out there I really hope you get Simon as a TA because he is a lot of fun to get to know. And for anyone interested in the ILC Cornell Freedom and Justice is a ton of fun and extremely interesting. I will never forget what they have taught me.

Gosh it is just such a shock that it is all over. It feels like I haven’t seen fog in a very long time, but my three weeks here have not felt very long at all, and now it is over.

I owe a HUGE thank you to the ILC. This has been a trip of a lifetime I will never forget it. Being here at Cornell opened my eyes to everything I have to look forward to in life. There are so many people out there for me to meet, so many places for me to go, and so much for me to learn.

I have enjoyed my time here at Cornell and cannot believe that I am leaving tomorrow morning. I would really just like to say I have learned so much about myself while being here. I have learned new time-management lessons (the hard way at times). I have learned how to be more confident and out going person. And I have just learned a lot from the other student that I have been surrounded by these past three weeks. I could never have learned all these things if the ILC had not believed in me so thank you so much.

I am going to miss Cornell!

Over and Out blog readers.


  1. You're blogs have been awesome; congratulations on finishing the program; and thanks for sharing your experience with your followers! Hopefully you'll be able to sleep on the plane as I'm sure there is some serious sleep deprivation going on!!!
    We'll be waiting at the airport,
    Love, Mom