Hey everyone!!! First off, my name’s J.P and I’m a freshman here at Azusa Pacific University! I’m from Virginia, so deciding to travel all the way to California was a HUGE decision, but I can say it has been the best decision I have made in my entire life.
For those of you who don’t know, there is a program at APU called the “High Sierra” program. For a semester, you get to live on the mountains at Bass Lake, CA with other students who can be in any grade level. You have the chance to rock climb, wake board, trek, hike, and even conquer Yosemite!!
Here’s a picture of the sunset here at High Sierra. It is so amazing
Since I’m an out of state student, I really wanted to stay on campus and study there and make tons of friends and just live the “freshman life”, but through a series of countless events during my first few days at APU, I decided to do the “High Sierra” program.
So………here I am with only 22 other students up in the mountains!! I love being here. The community is just as awesome as it is back on main campus, just fewer people for sure! I literally went from having over 40 hallmates in the Trinity Hall dorm back on campus to 4 here at High Sierra!! But hey…it’s a good thing because you get to become so close with the few people here. I love each and every person that’s here with me, but unfortunately, I get extremely “campus sick” sometimes when I think of being on campus at Azusa
I find it extremely weird and awkward that I miss being on campus when I have only been there for a week and a half. But during that week and a half, I met so many amazing people. The community at APU is amazing!!! You are destined to make friends no matter what.
I have so much to blog about and I really want to give you guys still in high school and future transfer students a glimpse of what life is really like here at Azusa Pacific University, and not to mention the awesome things I’ve been up to!
For now, here’s a picture of my first football game at APU with my friends. I’ll definitely keep blogging!