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!)Tory Burch Gold Bima Flat Espadrilles Metallic Leather Jute Sandals Size US 9.5 Regular (M, B),Hunter Off White 11111 Boots/Booties Size US 8.5 Regular (M, B),Prada Brown Flower Embellished Suede Cage Sandals Size US 9 Regular (M, B),Tory Burch Black/Gold Flats Size US 9,FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Olive Green Satin Bandana Pool Slide Sandals Flats Size US 7.5 Regular (M, B),Max Mara Black Neve Pumps Size US 7.5 Regular (M, B),Stuart Weitzman Black Patent Leather Peep Wedges Size US 7 Regular (M, B),Cole Haan Brown Oak In Chestnut Leather Boots/Booties Size US 7.5 Regular (M, B)Joie Black Rigby Boots/Booties Size US 9 Regular (M, B),Saint Laurent Black Yves Distressed Leather Platform Sandals Pumps Size EU 39 (Approx. US 9) Regular (M, B),Tory Burch Charcoal Grey Annie Ballet Flats Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Gunmetal Black 40 9 Suede Tan Leather Slides with Gold Studs & Heels Pumps Size US 9.5 Regular (M, B),Prada Black Heels 93pra926 Pumps Size US 6 Regular (M, B),Tory Burch Black Adonis Espadrilles Wedges Size US 7 Regular (M, B),Emilio Pucci Pink 0825 Sandals Size US 7 Regular (M, B),Manolo Blahnik Red Suede Carolyne Pumps Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Stephane Kelian Boots/Booties Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Christian Louboutin Leopard Loafers Flats Size EU 38.5 (Approx. US 8.5) Regular (M, B),Jimmy Choo Nude Anouk Suede Pumps Size EU 37 (Approx. US 7) Regular (M, B),Rebecca Minkoff Black Women's Dylan Loafer Flats Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Tory Burch Bright Navy Beacher Gingham Fabric/Canvas Espadrilles Flats Size US 6.5 Regular (M, B)Giorgio Armani Nude Brown New Ga Genuine Leather Crystals Embellished T-strap Flat Eu 40 Sandals Size US 10 Regular (M, B),Pedro Garcia Gray Never Worn Suede & Leather Peep-toe Pumps Size US 7.5 Regular (M, B)Tod's Tan Flats Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Donald J. Pliner Black Lilian Suede & Fur Loafer Flats Size US 8 Regular (M, B),Manolo Blahnik Brown Taio Sandals Size US 7.5,SCHUTZ Black Jeanette Leather Sandals Size US 7 Regular (M, B)Tory Burch Lonnie Logo Espadrille Navy Flats Size US 6.5 Regular (M, B),Jimmy Choo Black Naylor 135 Platforms Size US 8.5 Regular (M, B),Rachel Zoe Black and Beige Sale Snakeskin Sandals Flats Size US 7 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!