High School And College – What’s The Difference?

By Marcus D. Dumas, MPH, CHES 

Being a first year college student can be fun but there is one thing you must know going in. Yes, college is a totally different experience than high school. Late night cram sessions. All-you-can-eat pizza and dessert in the caf. Sorority/Fraternity Rush every fall. But, what you may not be prepared for is just how different college will be from high school as it relates to academics. How you might ask?  Lets look at it from two different angles.

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#FieldtripFridays – Blueprint @ UVA

You should know by now Blueprint prides itself on being three things. Personal. Innovative. And FUN! While learning can be fun (our instructors prove that every day!), sometimes you just need to get out of the classroom and off campus. So, every Friday, we’ll be taking a moment to tell you about our awesome trips! Each week we’ll highlight a different campus and share the places students will be going on our Wednesday and Super Sunday Field Trips.

University of Virginia | Charlottesville, VA

Going to college in the beautiful state of Virginia means planning lots of road trips, attending awesome events and visiting historical locations and landmarks. The University of Virginia is located in a city rich with history, but it’s important to get away from Charlottesville every now and then. Take a study break and see what lies outside campus! There are tons of activities to take your mind off that test or paper: thrill rides, a president’s house, museums and educational opportunities galore!

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#FieldtripFridays – Blueprint @ UCLA

You should know by now Blueprint prides itself on being three things. Personal. Innovative. And FUN! While learning can be fun (our instructors prove that every day!), sometimes you just need to get out of the classroom and off campus. So, every Friday, we’ll be taking a moment to tell you about our awesome trips! Each week we’ll highlight a different campus and share the places students will be going on our Wednesday and Super Sunday Field Trips.

University of California | Los Angeles, CA

You’re on campus to get ready for college, but come on…you’re in sunny LA in the summertime! Trust us. You won’t just be looking longingly out your classroom window, wishing you were lounging on the beach, trying to catch a glimpse of a local celeb or enjoying a thrill ride or three. We understand that the college experience is more than just sitting in a classroom. UCLA is surrounded by a city full of educational opportunities, fun day trip options and the glitz and sparkle of Hollywood. Get ready to experience it all!

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#FieldtripFridays – Blueprint @ UConn

You should know by now Blueprint prides itself on being three things. Personal. Innovative. And FUN! While learning can be fun (our instructors prove that every day!), sometimes you just need to get out of the classroom and off campus. So, every Friday, we’ll be taking a moment to tell you about our awesome trips! Each week we’ll highlight a different campus and share the places students will be going on our Wednesday and Super Sunday Field Trips.

University of Connecticut | Storrs, CT

When you start your college experience, it’s important to get to know your campus! The best places to get food. Quiet spots to cram for that test. The easiest route from one class room to another. But there is so much more to discover just a short distance away! After all, knowing the best place to shake off the studying blues is just as important as getting that good grade.

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#FieldtripFridays – Blueprint @ Georgetown

You should know by now Blueprint prides itself on being three things. Personal. Innovative. And FUN! While learning can be fun (our instructors prove that every day!), sometimes you just need to get out of the classroom and off campus. So, every Friday, we’ll be taking a moment to tell you about our awesome trips! Each week we’ll highlight a different campus and share the places students will be going on our Wednesday and Super Sunday Field Trips.

Georgetown University | Washington, D.C.

Meeting new people and learning interesting things are a huge part of a fulfilling college experience. Bu,t so is getting off campus and experiencing the exciting things that make the surrounding area unique! Since Georgetown is located right in the heart of the nation’s capital, it’s just a hop, skip and bus ride away from famous museums, prestigious educational attractions AND thrilling roller coasters!

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#FieldtripFridays – Blueprint @ Stonehill

You should know by now Blueprint prides itself on being three things. Personal. Innovative. And FUN! While learning can be fun (our instructors prove that every day!), sometimes you just need to get out of the classroom and off campus. So, every Friday, we’ll be taking a moment to tell you about our awesome trips! Each week we’ll highlight a different campus and share the places students will be going on our Wednesday and Super Sunday Field Trips.

Stonehill College | Easton, MA

Though you’ll be living on a beautiful, green, 384-acre campus, it’s always nice to get away for a bit! Stonehill is close enough to enjoy all the benefits of Beantown (aka. Boston, just 22 miles away), without always being caught up in the business of a big city. We don’t want you to just experience life on campus this summer. Get a real feel for what life at Stonehill is really like (Boston trips included)!

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Student Picks: 8 Best Moments Of 2015

Soon, we’ll get to see photos of all the awesome things planned for 2016. But first, we wanted to take a moment to look back at last year’s Blueprint students. After programs ended, we asked our students to vote on their favorite activities, trips and courses.

Students deconstructed a crime scene during Forensic Science, rode every roller coaster at Six Flags New England and had a blast with the best program staff we could find. We narrowed it down to each of your favorite moments!

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#FieldtripFridays – Blueprint @ Lehigh

You should know by now Blueprint prides itself on being three things. Personal. Innovative. And FUN! While learning can be fun (our instructors prove that every day!), sometimes you just need to get out of the classroom and off campus. So, every Friday, we’ll be taking a moment to tell you about our awesome trips! Each week we’ll highlight a different campus and share the places students will be going on our Wednesday and Super Sunday Field Trips.

Lehigh University | Bethlehem, PA

While living on campus can be a lot of fun, sometimes you’re just going to need to get away! Located in the picturesque Lehigh Valley, Lehigh students have a wide variety of awesome off-campus activities to choose from in the surrounding area. Want some peace and tranquility? The beautiful rolling hills offer the perfect location for outdoor activities. Want the excitement of a big city? Philadelphia is located 50 miles away. And the Big Apple? Just 75 miles away!

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#FieldtripFridays – Blueprint @ UF

You should know by now Blueprint prides itself on being three things. Personal. Innovative. And FUN! While learning can be fun (our instructors prove that every day!), sometimes you just need to get out of the classroom and off campus. So, every Friday, we’ll be taking a moment to tell you about our awesome trips! Each week we’ll highlight a different campus and share the places students will be going on our Wednesday and Super Sunday Field Trips.

University of Florida | Gainesville, FL

One of the best things about going away to college is being able to explore the surrounding neighborhoods and cities. If you’re attending UF, that means taking full advantage of all the Sunshine State has to offer. Miles of beaches, beautiful historic cities, epic theme parks and lots and lots of sunshine.

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#FieldtripFridays – Blueprint @ UMich

You should know by now Blueprint prides itself on being three things. Personal. Innovative. And FUN! While learning can be fun (our instructors prove that every day!), sometimes you just need to get out of the classroom and off campus. So, every Friday, we’ll be taking a moment to tell you about our awesome trips! Each week we’ll highlight a different campus and share the places students will be going on our Wednesday and Super Sunday Trips.

University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Michigan

College is about learning and education. It’s also about having fun and exploring! You will spend some evenings and weekends cramming for your finals or struggling through that 10-page term paper. But, you’ll also have some free time. Plus, you’ll be surrounded by awesome friends, ready for a grand adventure!

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