Aubrey Bryan, a St. Stephen’s senior went into the Summer Scholars Program at the University of Miami this past summer. During her time there she took two college courses: Forensic Anthropology and Crime Scene Investigation; from this, she was able to acquire six college credits.
In her college courses, she learned about bones and how they relate to crimes scenes. While she was at the university, she was incorporated into the college atmosphere, living in a dorm, having opportunities to branch out in various activities, as well as having an option to join other classes. While on campus, she met many interesting people from around the world with different cultures and backgrounds.
In order to attend the Summer Scholars Program, Aubrey had to apply as if she was attending the university like a regular college student. This helped familiarize her with the application process. It was Aubrey's first time away from home and though she was nervous at first, she was able to adjust and was happy she did it. This experience helped her prepare her to go to college. Aubrey’s recommendation is that everyone should do a summer enrichment program at least once before officially heading off to college.
She commented that it was the highlight of her summer and that she greatly benefited from attending the university, learning to become more independent, confident and better equipped to transition into college life.