My name is Ginga Sato, a sophomore at Tufts.
I am a 2nd-generation Japanese American, and California is my home.
I am an aspiring pre-med student and I have declared my major to be Biology.
I am not the best writer in either languages but I will do my very best in order to give you guys some insights about college life in Boston / Tufts and the Japanese Community around us.
For today’s blog’s I would like to discuss...
Why I, a Californian, chose Tufts,
How I like it so far after one year of being here!
(very basic… but bare with me!)
So basically, no one in my high school knew about Tufts.
And when I said it was near Boston, people thought I was crazy for going so far to such a cold place.
So a very basic question: Why Tufts?
I kind of knew that I wanted to go in the Medical/Health field.
I kind of knew that I wanted to stay in the coastal area.
These two very broad questions allowed me to filter out many schools,
permitting me, a Californian, to find out about Tufts.
After narrowing down my potential schools,
my family and I decided to go on the campus tour.
And I would say,
The gut feeling I got from this campus tour was the reason WHY
I chose Tufts.
To be really honest here,
a half-day campus tour will not permit someone to be 100% confident that they will absolutely love it here.
However, in that short period of time, I picked up on the beautiful scenery, the lively students, and the nice vibe of the campus.
And I was like, “Wow, I'll probably like it here. I’ll probably have fun!”
And that’s how I finally decided on Tufts.
I feel like it’s important to be clear and honest to yourself;
that you chose your school according to your gut.
The reason why I say this is because,
If your only reason is “I chose it because their pre-med program is nice” or “the ranking is high”,
(even though these factors are important)
you’ll probably regret it when you decide not to be a pre-med anymore.
Our opinions change, but if you and your gut as a person felt like you vibe with the school and the people, then that probably will not change for the next four years.