Hi All! I am Jody, and I work in the Linden Educational Services office in Bethesda, Maryland. You might recognize me from a previous fair, but if not, I hope to see you at one of this fall’s Asia fairs, where I will be traveling with the university group. (Hint: Please register online – it will save you time!)Cole Haan Black Wedges Size US 7 Regular (M, B),Prada Black Buckle Detail Leather 39 Pumps Size US 8.5 Regular (M, B),Tory Burch Black and Gold 9/5 Flats Size US 9.5 Regular (M, B),Vera Wang Lavender Label Black Sloan Boots/Booties Size US 6,Cole Haan White Gabby Sandal Cross Strap Optic Mules/Slides Size US 7 Regular (M, B),Prada Black Suede Peep-toe Flats 7.5 Sandals Size EU 37.5 (Approx. US 7.5) Regular (M, B),Tory Burch Black Eddie 2 Bow Flats Size US 6,Vince Camuto Black Vc Signature / Waris Motorcycle Boots/Booties Size US 7 Regular (M, B),Dior Dark Green Ankle Boots/Booties Size EU 39.5 (Approx. US 9.5) Regular (M, B),Prada Flats Size US 8.5,Tory Burch Black Iona Landed Capra Leather Heel Formal Shoes Size US 7 Regular (M, B)White Black Mesh and Taupe Sude Flats Size US 6 Regular (M, B),Dolce Vita Black New Henrietta Platform Leather Boots/Booties Size US 7 Regular (M, B),Prada Silver Nwot Embossed Flats Size US 6.5 Regular (M, B),Tory Burch Black Pumps Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Zara Pom Pom Heels Pumps Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Dr. Martens Black Leather Boots/Booties Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Prada Red Pumps Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Tory Burch Black Thora Patent Saffiano Thong Sandals Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Alberto Fermani Gray Anthracite Knee High Distressed Leather Riding Boots/Booties Size EU 39 (Approx. US 9) Regular (M, B),Dsquared2 Brown New Dsq2 Suede Leather Open-toe T-strap Tassel Detail Wedges Sandals Size US 9 Regular (M, B),Red Sandals Size US 7.5 Regular (M, B),Tory Burch Blac Reva Flats Size US 6.5 Regular (M, B),Anthropologie Camel Candela Braided Riding Boots/Booties Size US 7 Regular (M, B),Everlane Black Heeled Boots/Booties Size US 7.5 Regular (M, B),Roger Vivier Gold and Black Ballerina. Oblong Buckles Flats Size US 10.5 Regular (M, B),Tory Burch Brown Miller Flip Flops Vintage Vachetta Leather Sandals Size US 6.5 Regular (M, B),Ash Thelma Sneakers Wedges Size US 9 Regular (M, B),Free People Brown Distressed Leather Braxton Boots/Booties Size EU 38 (Approx. US 8) Regular (M, B),Salvatore Ferragamo Black Leather Bow Buckle Loafers 8.5) Mules/Slides Size US 8.5 Regular (M, B),
This is back to school time in the States, which means Bed, Bath & Beyonds, Targets and Ikeas are filled with excited college students and nervous parents trying to prepare for the big move to school. Some students in the States choose a school close to home and can pack up the car and drive. Others, like international students, must fly.
I fell into the second category as a student, and my morning errands sent me down memory lane. I had to pick up a passport at the Chinese Consulate and send it from the local FedEx. The store was filled with college-aged kids surrounded by their boxes. One girl who appeared to be about 18 or 19-years-old was frantically loading large boxes onto the counter. Clearly she was headed back to school.
The sight reminded me of the first time I had to pack all of my belongings in boxes and ship them off to school. I felt just as frantic as this girl looked, and I was nervous about arriving at school in a new city and having the shipping company say, “Sorry, your boxes burst open on the way…your stuff is now scattered across the Mid-Atlantic. Best of luck!”
Of course, my boxes arrived that year and every year after, and within a few, short years, I was a box-builder/shipper extraordinaire. However, it does not make the packing process any easier, especially your first time out. How do you fit 18 years of prized possessions into two suitcases? It is a daunting task.
Regardless of how you get to college, the journey there is filled with little stresses, new experiences and loads of excitement.
A fair is a great place to get your university questions answered – join us this fall!
*Don’t forget that all of the university representatives you meet at the fairs have also been where you are. Of course, they are knowledgeable about the schools they represent, but they also each have personal stories and experiences to share with you about their years in college. The brochures are helpful, but the reps themselves are your best resources.
Questions about upcoming fairs? Email me directly – . Specific questions for university reps? Register and join us at one of the 17 Linden Fairs this fall!