San Fran Visit Going into the eight hour drive to Northern California, I only had an idea about UC Berkeley and Cal Poly. One hour before take off, every advisory met together to have a small pep talk. My advisor, Ms. Quinlan, had told all of us that it'll be an amazing experience and tons of fun. Heading into the bus, I sat with my friend, Andre. We would be talking about some music, soccer, and video games. “I saved The Weeknd’s album for two weeks, for this moment.” I had slept during the first hour of the ride, and I woke up in San Francisco. I admired the architecture of the buildings; very simple but unique. We have then arrived in Berkeley, it looked pretty historical to me. It has the vibe of intelligence everywhere. What I liked about from this college was how it is a big school, the number one public school in the world, and how it's urban. Another school we visited was, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. We didn't spend a lot of time there, but we got to explore on our own for about 30 minutes. I spent almost all my time in the restroom and the gift shop, which I kind of regret now. From what I heard from the High Tech High alumni, Cal Poly offers a lot of engineering opportunities. They also have a “graveyard” for the architects, where they design and build anything they want. Since my dream job is to become an architectural engineer, I feel like I would enjoy studying there. Overall, one thing I've learned in this trip was that my opinion has strengthened. I still want to attend a college that is big and urban. I want to have the college feeling, and to also feel comfortable where I'm studying. In the future, you can maybe see me studying in Cal Poly SLO, learning about my passion. You can maybe see me in Berkeley. The other universities we've visited, didn't catch my eye as they were either too stranded or too small.