I waked earlier than usual with such an anxiety waiting for this moment; I was going to travel to Austin, Texas. I noticed I was running late for the trip because I was supposed to be at Basset Place at 6:30 am. The bus was not going to wait for anybody, but the purpose of the trip was to visit The University of Texas at Austin, however, the university invited different students to come visit the campus. I felt it was a privilege for me going over there and exploring the campus. I learned during the trip how I can make a difference in my life by going to this university; I worked with others including representatives, students, and chaperones, but also the school spirit and pride they have.
The trip was schedule to be on September 18-20 for an invitation to see the football game, UT Austin vs. Texas Tech. My friend, Jose, also was going to the trip. Nevertheless, I was worried that I was not going to make it to Basset, and Caroline Enriquez, the Assistant Director of Admissions, send me an email confirming me that it was my responsibility to be on time. Nevertheless, my friend and I were the first ones to be there.
After waiting for every student, I was wondering how the trip was going to be. Although I visited Austin the last summer, I knew this time was going to more interesting. The tours mostly introduce us the many programs it has to study, but my inclination was The McCombs School of Business. I knew from that day on how I can make a difference by choosing UT Austin as the right university. My family would be so proud of me, and they would support me at all circumstances. I predicted that my college experience would be Austin. My life would change perpetually by the unlimited opportunities that the school offers. However, I socialize with others, and I got to assimilate their college interests.
I had the opportunity to talk with UT students, and I had a variety of questions for them. One of them in general was how difficult it was to come here? I had different answers, but I learned from one of them that whether it was easy or difficult to come here, they wanted to come here because it’s a great place to start. Also, I had the privilege to know what each wanted to be in life that includes the students that went also to the trip. I met different people during the tour, and I learned from one of them they all had pride for their school.
The game was schedule to be on Saturday, and I couldn’t wait to see it. I am not a big football fan, but I wanted to see the intensity and spirit of every people that attended the game. Finally, the game came as well as the Longhorn Spirit. I couldn’t believe I felt the pride going through my body, and making me feel motivated. Everyone was standing during the whole game; they all look like a humongous flock of birds singing together simultaneously. When the Austin football team scored a touchdown, I felt the Longhorn Spirit inside of me. I definitely I was going to be a Longhorn next year because I took the decision to apply. The trip influenced me in significant factors, but most importantly how I got learn and socialized with other people. I felt I was a college student because that’s how everybody was treating us during the trip. This is my Longhorn Spirit experience.
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