From outside the bubble: Transitioning to Elon
While hundreds of freshmen were receiving acorns at convocation, first-year Cora Abdoo was far from being Under the Oaks. "I still have the acorn," Abdoo said, "but instead of saying 'I sat here with a bunch of people,' I have a more unique story." Abdoo's convocation took place on a rural field in Wyoming during the first part of her Gap Semester program. "Even though it was less traditional and less formal," she said, "I think that it was still helpful and good." Abdoo believes her trip across the country and to Costa Rica readied her for the college atmosphere. "It made me so much more prepared to go here.