I grew up in California, went to college in California, and like most West Coast parents, I was conditioned to view the large private universities and University of California institutions as the gold standard of college education. I readily admit that I was wrong and can now see the glaring deficiencies of my college experience at UC Davis. The deficiencies are not a failure of the any of the large universities. They are just the nature of the system trying to push through five or ten thousand students each year to graduation.
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Our son returned home from Williams College for Christmas break a very happy young man. His first semester at college in Massachusetts was far more challenging than he expected. It was also more fun and exhilarating than he expected. Even after the grueling course load, he was anxious to get back to Williams College and start the winter study program in early January.
It can be a bitter sweet experience to transport your child across the country to attend college and a new lifestyle. We moved our son from California to Massachusetts to attend Williams College.