Where in the World is Blacksburg, Virginia? | My Family Travels

       I remember it like it was yesterday. I was driving with my mom from the hotel to look at my 5th college in five days. By now I was a little bored of doing the same thing day after day but I had wanted to visit Virginia Tech for some time so I gave it a chance. It was around 8:30 a.m. when we arrived on campus. We stopped over at the visitor center which was a little building right before you got to the campus. I walked in and the first thing that caught my eye was the giant(and I mean GIANT) Hokie stuffed animal sitting on the chair in the building. We walked up to the lady working at the desk to ask for directions to get to Burrus Hall, where the admissions office was located. She gave us a map and showed us the way. When we arrived in the heart of campus, my jaw nearly dropped. It was beautiful. Every building was huge and magnificent. We parked right in front of Burrus. We walked into the building and the inside of the building was just as amazing as the outside. I couldn’t wait for the informational session and walking tour to start. The informational session was like all the other schools I had looked at, so I was not all too impressed. The walking tour was a different story. We walked out of the building and you could tell our tour guide was excited to see all of us. He stood up on the bench and introduced himself and all of the students on the tour went around saying their name and what they wanted to study. I happened to want to study what my tour guide is studying which we both thought was pretty cool. As we walked around the campus and saw more and more of the school I fell more and more in love with it. I didn’t think Virginia Tech could get any better. I thought wrong. After the tour my tour guide stayed around for questions and me and my mom talked to him about engineering and the school and I was sold after the final reassurance that this was my school. As we were about to leave, I wanted to stop into the school store to get a sweatshirt and a car magnet. This school was the only school I bought stuff from. When I went to pay for everything, the two students behind the desk talked to me for a little while and I realized this school was perfect. I was amazed at how they talked to me like they had known me forever and you could tell they were nice people and that’s all that I felt I met at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is truly an amazing school and I hope more than anything that I’ll get accepted.

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