It’s summer, the time of weekend getaways, suntans and college tours. Yes, that’s right, summer is a great time to take a road trip and combine a college visit with the joy of a family vacation. It makes so much sense. After all, why not visit a college campus when the crowds have thinned out and you might be able to wander down the ivory tower halls at your leisure?
You still have weeks left of summer to pull together a family trip that includes a visit to a university campus along with some local sightseeing. For example, if your son or daughter is interested in visiting Georgetown University you can also check out the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial or the museums and zoo of the Smithsonian Institution.
Or, if your soon-to-be-college-student is considering Fordham or NYU, plan to explore the sights of the Big Apple (Times Square, Ellis Island and NBC Studios) while you’re there. This gives your trip greater significance, creates lasting memories and knits you and your child together in a whole new way.
The key with any trip is planning. Most colleges and universities offer group tours in the summer months, even though school is not in session. This is also a good time to arrange an interview with a college admissions officer. So visit your favorite college website and start making your arrangements today.