Emily spent 4 days in Boston meeting with admissions representatives, faculty members, and students, at 7 colleges and universities: Northeastern University (www.northeastern.edu), Boston University (www.bu.edu), Suffolk University (www.suffolk.edu), Emerson College (www.emerson.edu), Brandeis University (www.brandeis.edu), Bentley University (www.bentley.edu), and Olin College of Engineering (www.olin.edu). This was Emily’s first time at Olin – she has seen all the others at least once and in some cases twice in the last 10 years. This trip she was able to see all the finished new construction, attended admissions presentations, received updates about new academic programs and changes to existing curricula, and learned in-depth how all are responding to the national focus on practical learning experiences as part of all undergraduate degrees.