16 September 2012

Dulu: Belajar, Sekarang: Kuliah

Lebih dari 350 orang memasuki lecture hall kimia hari itu, lecture pertamaku. Aku hanya bisa bengong melihat betapa banyak orang di kelas tersebut. 350 orang lebih, total siswa di UWC dulu saja sekitar 200 orang...

Kalau kau masih penasaran seperti apa kuliah di MIT rasanya, coba cek OpenCourseWare MIT, di mana kamu bisa melihat, merasakan, dan 'ikut kuliah' di sini. Varian kelasnya pun beragam, dan ketika melihat semua itu, perasaanmu sama dengan perasaanku dulu: bingung menentukan kelas apa yang harus kuambil.

05 September 2012

'We're in College'

"Oh, hello, busy college girl," that was how we used to make fun of Andrea (Mexico '12), who started her college experience firstly among us.

Sopheaktra (Cambodia '12) told me last weekend, "I'm gonna have my midterm next week."

Simona and Abuu, started classes today. Me? I'm going to start classes tomorrow.

Yesterday, when I went back to Kendall Square in the red-line subway, rushing to be at McCormick Dining Hall before 8:00 PM so that I could get my dinner (I missed my brunch to be with those guys earlier on that day), a long sequence of my memory at UWC came back again.