The following is North alumna Sara Gostomski’s response to our questions about her college decision process, the student life and culture at Elon University, and more.
Gostomski graduated from North in 2016. She is a part of Elon University’s class of 2020.
I applied for one of Elon’s teaching fellows programs after I got in early action, and I instantly fell in love with the opportunities the program offered, especially studying abroad and undergraduate research opportunities!
I went back and forth for weeks on my decision, and I revisited the schools I got into for accepted students events and just felt the most comfortable at Elon.
I am very grateful for the opportunities that Elon has offered me, and I know that I made the right decision for me. For studying elementary education, Elon was perfect and provided me with so much experience to prepare me for my career after Elon.
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I get homesick all the time mostly because I miss my family. Elon was the furthest school I applied to and I thought I would have a difficult time adjusting, but my family moved away from WW-P my sophomore year of college, so I quickly adjusted to being in the south; although, I will ALWAYS miss the bagels and pizza.
I love the professors at Elon! I built so many great connections with the faculty and learned so much from their guidance that I have been able to apply to my student teaching placement. The hardest part is that it is a very different place than WW-P, and I had a little bit of culture shock when I first got there, but learned to adjust.
Elon is a private school, so at times it has been described as a “bubble” where everything seems easy and almost perfect. However, if you take the time to get off campus and get to know the surrounding area, you can easily learn a lot about the community and yourself!
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