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Upcoming university visits to UCC

Tuesday, November 3 @ lunchtime in Room 128—University of Southern California

Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, the University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service. Film and business are typically the programs of greatest interest to our graduates.

Tuesday, November 3 @ lunchtime in Room 128—Quest University

Located just north of Vancouver on the Pacific coast, Quest is a private liberal arts university guided by the premise that “the best education comes not from knowing the right answers, but in learning to ask insightful questions.” Founded by the former president of the University of British Columbia, the university accepted its first students in the fall of 2007. It prides itself on offering students an intimate learning environment with small classes and an integrated and international curriculum: there is a strong emphasis on experiential learning. Quest follows the block scheduling system, meaning that students take only one course at a time.

Wednesday, November 4 @ lunchtime in Room 128—Laurier University

Laurier University bills itself as “a small school with a big reputation.” Located in Kitchener-Waterloo, the university is best known for its award-winning School of Business and Economics and for its music faculty. There is an extensive co-op program open to undergraduates in most disciplines. Students who do not wish to major in business may choose to take an “Administrative Option” which allows them to combine some business courses with an arts or science degree. Newer programs include Applied Economics, PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), and Health Studies. School spirit is very strong.

Wednesday, November 4 @ lunchtime in Room 138—Pomona College

A small school close to Los Angeles, Pomona offers the intimate mentoring of a liberal arts college combined with the substantial resources of the Claremont Consortium, a partnership of five highly selective institutions located in close proximity. The curriculum is carefully balanced among sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Most classes are seminar-style.

Wednesday, November 4 @ 3:30 in Room 128—Colby College

A close-knit liberal arts college in scenic Waterville, Maine, Colby College offers a rigorous, but caring learning environment. The “Jan Plan” allows students to pursue a single course, independent study, or internship over the month of January. There is an emphasis on internationalism and two-thirds of the students study abroad. The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement connects teaching and research with current issues.

Friday, November 6 @ lunchtime in Room 127—University of British Columbia

Ranked among the top research universities in Canada and with the second largest library system in the country, the University of British Columbia now has two very different campuses. The Vancouver campus, with 40,000 students, has an international, research-intensive focus, offering exchanges with 150 universities in 40 different countries. The Gateway Programs for first-year students offer opportunities for more intimate learning environments. The Okanagan campus, located in Kelowna, has 5,400 students and is designed primarily for undergraduates. It emphasizes interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Both campuses offer easy access to breath-taking natural beauty.

Friday, November 6 @ lunchtime in Room 128—Vassar College and Bowdoin College

Located on a 1000-acre campus in the scenic Hudson River Valley, Vassar College offers easy access to the excitement of New York City. With a student: faculty ratio of 8:1 and an average class size of 17, Vassar provides many opportunities for mentoring relationships and undergraduate research. The lack of a core curriculum allows students a great deal of flexibility and freedom in their academic pursuits.

Set in a classic New England small town only 30 minutes away from Portland, Maine, Bowdoin College offers a challenging academic curriculum in a supportive, low-key culture. Students have the opportunity to customize their courses and their majors. Many of our UCC Old Boys who are Bowdoin students enjoy the opportunity to play varsity athletics.



Blue: Whole School
Yellow: Upper School
Red: Prep School


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