Testimonials About goCAMPUSing

After each tour we ask our students and counselors to write some comments about the trip, their experience and anything they might want to share with other students and parents wondering about goCAMPUSing. No one tells it better than the kids themselves – check out below what some of them have to say.

“The GOCAMPUSING experience was full of awesomeness. The college advisor was great. He made the guided tours and information sessions so much better, because he had a lot of additional information and answered all of our questions. Overall I am very satisfied and I can’t think of room for improvement.”
High School Sophomore

“We simply can’t thank you enough for the great work you do. Ecstatic isn’t a strong enough word to explain how happy my daughter was with her Gocampusing tour. From the colleges selected, the other kids on the tour with her, the meals and hotels, the additional sightseeing, but mostly the guides and college advisors on the tour. You were a wealth of information about each college and identified other colleges she might consider. She left totally stressed out and came back extremely confident. We will tell all of our friends about Gocampusing and all of the wonderful things you do. Thank you.”
Email from PARENT of Rising High School Senior

 

“This Go Campusing tour was educational, interesting and fun. I really enjoyed being able to travel to a variety of different colleges and learn about them. I liked traveling with a bunch of different kids who were from all over the country. It was a very different experience than I thought it would be – I really enjoyed it. The Go Campusing guides and advisors were really great and made my experience even better. I wouldn’t change a single thing about this tour. I hope to go on another tour and I will encourage my friends to come on a future tour with me. I can’t wait to tell my friends.”
High School Rising Junior

“Just wanted to say thank you once again for everything you did for my daughter on the [goCAMPUSing] tour. It’s been 2 weeks and she is still talking about the trip and she is in contact with many of the other kids she met on the tour. She is so excited about going to college in two years. Her entire attitude toward high school has changed in such a positive way it’s remarkable. She came back a different person. My husband and I can’t say enough about how much she matured in just a few days. Honestly, we’re shocked how your tour affected her. I can’t thank you enough and want to tell you in writing how pleased we are with your company and all of the staff you had on the tour.”
Email from PARENT of High School Sophomore

“I sincerely thank you for the experience you gave our students. They had very positive interactions with the colleges, liking Yale, Columbia, and Sacred Heart the best. None of them could say anything that could be improved about the trip and all had grins on their faces as they recalled what they experienced. Everything from the food to the drivers was a hit. The trip was amazing! You know what you are doing up there in New York. I thank you for your flexibility and your willingness to work with us. I thank you for the personal attention you obviously gave to our group, and I thank you for the time and effort you put into organizing all of the details of the trip. I only wish I could have been part of the experience! I would like to keep in touch with you regarding future tours for our students over Spring Break and with our school’s Summer program. Thank you again. It was a pleasure!”
Email from – Private Boarding School – ASSISTANT DEAN OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE

 

“It was an amazing trip. I loved visiting the colleges and getting to actually talk to kids that go to the college. I think that it was great that our parents weren’t there either…it really gave us an idea how our college future is going to be like someday-living in rooms with our friends, and experiencing campus life without our parents. Traveling was awesome, and the trips on the busses were always fun with music and movies. We really got around on the trip! I really loved everything about it and had a great time touring around campuses. There was absolutely nothing about the tour I would change. It was amazing, and most of all-informational and fun!”
High School Sophmore

“Very well organized – from buses to time/schedule – to ordering food for the bus. The goCAMPUSing college counselor on the bus was very knowledgeable about the areas surrounding the colleges – obviously he knows his stuff. Loved trailing a student tour to see what experiences they had, so I could feel comfortable recommending goCAMPUSing for my students to attend.”
Email from High School – SCHOOL COUNSELOR

 

“What I liked most was being given the opportunity to see colleges that I would have never otherwise seen or even thought of before. There was nothing that I disliked about the tour, the guides, the other students on the tour, the colleges we toured, the hotels where we slept, or the places we ate were great. My favorite colleges were the University of Delaware and the University of Richmond.”
High School Rising Senior

 

“I absolutely loved this trip. It was fantastic meeting new people and touring colleges that I had only heard about before. I loved that we had our meal’s planned out and that all of the food was fantastic. The college touring was insightful and interesting, and made me realize what I should do to get into my perfect college. And most of all, i loved the people. The other kids on the tour were wonderful and open, and I’m so glad I met them. Outside of the other students, all the adults on the tour were friendly and provided additional information about the colleges we were visiting. I also really liked watching the play at Georgetown University. It was a fun way to relax but still be involved with the college it was being performed at. If I had to change anything, I would make sure that we got more sleep. Other than that, everything was perfect!”
High School Junior

“Thank you for a wonderful trip! The girls had a great time! Yesterday, [at our first meeting after our goCAMPUSing 2 day college tour], during our college pathways program they couldn’t stop talking about the different schools. Northeastern and Emerson were definitely favorites. A couple really liked WPI. Fitchburg certainly wasn’t a favorite, but as I’ve said before, it’s still important to see what you don’t like in a school. I had a couple girls remark that on Sunday they started a FastWeb account so they could start building up scholarships now. Overall, an extremely successful trip!”
Email from Girl Scouts College Pathways COORDINATOR

 

“I had a bunch of fun on this trip. This was my first look at colleges and I learned a lot about colleges and what I should look for in picking a school to apply to. I liked James Madison University and George Washington University, so I was really happy with this experience. The tours were well planned and I knew exactly what we were doing almost every minute. I made so many new friends on this tour as well. I would definitely do this again!!!!!”
High School Rising Sophomore

“This is my first college visit. I got so much experience and so much knowledge. The architecture of the college buildings were impressively amazing. I made a lot of new friends. After visiting the colleges, attending several admissions sessions, and having a discussion with the Gocampusing college advisor on the bus, I realize how much harder I must try in my 11th grade classes if I’m ever to get into a college that I’d like. I really appreciated all of the guides and especially the Gocampusing college advisor.”
High School Sophomore

“Loved the networking – happy hour with the other counselors! College visits well timed. Liked the full schedule seeing 10 colleges in 3 days! I also liked the info sessions that were specifically for us. I will definitely recommend Gocampusing to my students. I will like to go on another tour next year. And great snacks on the bus!! Overall a great trip.”
Email from High School – SCHOOL COUNSELOR

 

“I have to say that I really enjoyed the college tour very much so. I felt that it was truly a great experience. I met new friends that I wouldn’t have if I went with my parents. When you’re with a bunch of people your age, you feel more intrigued as people your own age want to learn and experience these colleges too. Being without my parents I felt more responsible. If my parents had went, who knows if I would’ve learned as much as I do now about the colleges. I also like how there was a set of colleges on the tour to visit that we didn’t choose because I feel as though if I had chosen the colleges to visit, I may have never thought of seeing the University of Maryland or Loyola as colleges to see and now that I saw them I discovered that I like them, or will look at colleges like them. There isn’t really anything I can think about that I disliked about the trip. Thanks for everything.”
High School Junior

 

“GoCampusing had a very engaging program. The hotel rooms and food choices were very nice. The entire experience had a nice relaxed feel even though we saw so many colleges. I learned a lot about preparing myself for the college admissions process and what different colleges were like. There were absolutely no cons to this tour.”
High School Rising Junior

 

“GoCAMPUSing is an AMAZING ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. What truly seemed to be an impossible task to see so many colleges and understand so much information was UNSTRESSFUL, ENLIGHTENING, and quite ENJOYABLE. Being from the Midwest I would have never seen many of these schools. The trip vastly broadened my spectrum on colleges and the college selection and application process. The information and insight provides by the goCAMPUSing staff was priceless!”
High School Junior

 

“I will definitely recommend goCAMPUSing to EVERYONE! Even after this tour I will remember this experience for a long time. I loved the itinerary, the info packs, the goCAMPUSing Ambassador who took us beyond the college’s tour and showed us “inside” buildings and dorm rooms. Even the drinks and snacks on the bus was great. Most of all I liked the goCAMPUSing staff. They gave us “All” so much attention and useful information.”
High School Junior

“This trip has been great! Thank you so much for creating and organizing a tour for counselors. The GoCampusing staff was very friendly. Every college was worth visiting. We saw so many great schools and even those we didn’t have info sessions but only had campus walk-throughs were well worth it. I would recommend GoCampusing to other counselors and students! Great experience!”
Email from High School – SCHOOL COUNSELOR

“BIG MIRACLE…I’m excited about going to school! College! This tour did it. My Mom has been on my case for months and I kept putting it all off. Now I can’t wait. I loved the freedom on the tour. The gocampusing tour advisor was awesome. The college advice was amazing and he took the time to go over what I specifically needed to do from my high school class selection, when and how often I should take my SATs & ACTs, how to practice for them, even what I should do about writing my college essay. He gave all of the others on the tour the same personalized attention. The whole trip was awesome even the red bags and endless snacks on the bus were great. The hotels were great and the food was excellent. Thank you!”
High School Junior

“Thank you for organizing a wonderful goCampusing college tour while taking really good care of my daughter during her trip. The logistics, security, itinerary, hotels, bus, scheduling arrangement, ongoing email updates while on the tour, as well as the extended custom tour were excellent. That made us very comfortable with your group. She toured a number of colleges with an experienced counselor from your team who provided a wealth of information that would be difficult for us to gather in such a short time from websites or talking to people. The other students in your tour helped make it a group learning experience for admissions to colleges that was much more effective than us doing the visits as an individual family. Since our daughter was from the West coast, we really appreciate you doing an additional tour for her to see some additional east coast colleges which were on her list. She has returned from the college tour with a very good understanding of the admissions requirements, the process, the pros and cons of different colleges and wants to do another trip with your group. I will strongly recommend you to my friends as your team helped make it an enjoyable and safe learning experience for my high school daughter.”
Email from PARENT of High School Junior

 

“I loved seeing all the different colleges, as well as walking around Baltimore and eating at the restaurants. Having lunch at the colleges was a fun experience too; it was cool to be immersed directly in the life of the students. I also greatly enjoyed the Georgetown musical production of the Putnam County Spelling Bee. I definitely didn’t have any dislikes, the whole trip was so much fun. If anything, I would definitely recommend that you continue taking high school students to see college events like the play, because I know all of us on the tour loved it. Again, I really enjoyed the entire trip. I hope to definitely come along again on one of your future trips!”
High School Junior

 

“Here is what I thought about the gocampusing college tour: I LOVED the whole trip. There really wasn’t anything to dislike. Everything from the food to the accommodations to the actual college visiting was excellent. All the other high school students on the tour were great. The adults, counselors and chaperones, were so nice and helpful and fun to be around. I got a chance to really pay attention to the colleges we were visiting and actually make my own opinions about them. I liked that we got to watch the play at Georgetown and that we at the end of the day we all sat and shared our experiences from the day. I also realized that each college is different for everyone and I have to think about what I want and don’t want in college and that what I maybe think is the most amazing college might not be right for someone else. If there was anything I could change it would definitely be making it even longer! The trip was really amazing. I learned so much. Thank you so much for making the trip so smooth and enjoyable! I definitely would want to come back on another gocampusing tour to see more colleges and then visit select colleges with my parents.”
High School Junior

“I want to thank you for the sense of freedom you gave all of the students on the tour. We all felt like and were treated like adults. The experience was empowering. I never thought I would have liked and learned so much in just a few days. No one has ever spent as much time with me about my future college goals than the advisor on the [goCAMPUSing] tour. He was excellent, he listened and answered all my questions and then some. When the college itself fell short on information the [goCAMPUSing] advisor filled in all the blanks and he made it fun and stress free. I don’t know how to say this but, I feel like a different person than when I first got on the bus 4 days ago. I feel more confident and focused. All I can say is THANKS.”
Rising High School Senior

“Everything was very well organized. Time schedule was perfect. Hotels were very nice. Keeping to the schedule and even adding a few extra colleges as a walk or drive through while the bus was in the vicinity was a great bonus to the tour experience. It was great to interact with other college advisors and share ideas and thoughts. Food was REALLY good. Enjoyed the lunches, snacks, and plenty of water. I cannot think of anything negative. Overall great experience. I plan to continue working with GoCampusing and forming trips for my students.”
Email from INDEPENDENT COLLEGE ADVISOR

“I just want to say thank you for everything you did for my son on your recent college tour and want to say that I am now a believer in what you are doing. I know you and my wife kept saying that my son would get a richer experience from your [goCAMPUSing] tour than just visiting colleges with me and now I have to admit you were both right. As you know I had taken my son to see a couple of colleges last summer. He hated our entire father – son experience and every time I brought up college all he said was “I know”. He now comes back from your world wind tour and he can’t stop talking about the colleges and the people he met and he went on and on about how much information and insight your college advisors gave him. He actually sat with me for an hour talking about all the colleges he saw and the differences in colleges, test scores, picking out colleges, and getting a summer job so his high school “resume” would look better. The effect your tour had on my son is totally amazing. I can’t say how long it will last but I haven’t seen him so charged up about school in years. Thank you.”
Email from PARENT of High School Junior

 

“This was a lot of fun! I’m really glad I went & I really have a better idea of what type of school I want to go to. My favorite school that we visited was Northeastern. The co-op program was interesting and the campus was just wonderful. The entire tour and itinerary was awesome and I was never bored.”
High School Sophomore

“I can only imagine what a pre-planned GoCampusing Tour is like if our School’s Customized GoCampusing tour was this great. I’m going to ask my parents if I can go on your next New England College Tour. I still have enough time before my senior year and the enormous amount of information the GoCampusing staff provided is light years beyond what my school counselor ever gave me. I not only want to go on another GoCampusing tour, but I feel like I have to go on another tour. I can’t say enough good things about the whole experience. Even the snacks on the bus ride were good.”
High School Junior

“The bus ride was really comfortable and the college advisor on board the bus was hospitable to everyone. He cracked jokes to bring us all together and he supplied us with so much valuable information about the college application process. Personally there were no cons. I was sitting in front of the bus and I watched the bus driver and he appeared extremely attentive and I felt safe. The bus was comfortable, the college tours and admissions presentations were very good, all in all it was worth the money. Thank you. I would love to travel again with GOCAMPUSING.”
High School Sophomore

“LOVED IT! Friendly. Great Service. Ya’ll should do this for a business! Really though, the tour was incredible. Info sessions were great. Good hotel picks. Bus was also very nice. Really liked the extra drive thoughs for an opportunity to see a handful of additional colleges in the area that were NOT on the pre scheduled tour. All of the GoCampusing staff were very nice. Everything was great.”
Email from High School – SCHOOL COUNSELOR

 

“This was an amazing experience. Many of the colleges on this tour were on my list that I put together with my parents and school counselor, but seeing them now I realize that some are a little too big like Rutgers, but seeing others like Maryland and Catholic just reiterates my wanting to apply to them. I was able to interact with students some who were GOCAMPUSING Ambassadors who were students who were currently attending the college which was enormously insightful. The tour also made Ivy League schools much less intimidating and that non-brand name schools offered so much more than I expected. What’s really great are the GoCampusing college advisors. They’re great and super helpful and they know what they’re talking about. Any question we have they just know and answer right away without having to think about it. They also make the bus ride a lot of fun. The whole tour was fun. I have made so many new friends on this tour.”
High School Junior

 

“I liked the tour counselor, he was very informative and funny. The college information folders they gave us provided ample information about each college. It was just 3 days but I felt like we got to know the tour staff personally and they made us feel very comfortable and never left anywhere without all of us. They knew what to do and took care of us. The first day was very long and I was very tired at the end of the day, but when the tour guides then took us to a Boston College – Northeastern hockey game it was a fun thing to do at the end of the day. It also gave us all a sample of what college sports are like. We were all surprised by all of the school spirit and we loved being part of it. I felt like one of them. It was infectious. Overall I really liked the tour program and being able to go with my friends and seeing the colleges.”
High School Junior

 

“Overall I had a great experience. I am really happy that I went on this tour. I was able to see colleges that I probably would have never visited. Thanks. ”
High School Sophomore

“I thought this trip was very helpful. Without this trip I would not have had the chance to visit these schools. I was a good experience to learn about these schools and have someone like the Go Campusing College Advisor give us helpful information and answer so many questions about different colleges and the admissions process. I got a better idea and feel about college. I feel like I learned a lot. And the snacks on the bus ride were wonderful.”
High School Sophomore

“Thanks a million! The trip was amazing, unexpectedly fun and hugely informative. The GoCAMPUsing counselor on the tour was superb, well organized, fun, incredibly thorough, and professional. I will not only promote your company, but I will work at getting my students onboard as far as signing up to go on your college tours. Well worth it. Keep up the good work and keep your sense of humor.”
Email from High School – SCHOOL COUNSELOR

“I liked that we got to see so many colleges, talk to students and see a lot of school spirit. We also got to go to bookstores. We saw life on and off the college campuses and I liked it.”
High School Junior

 

“Yale, Harvard, Brown, MIT, UCONN, Boston University and College, Tufts, and Wesleyan! My parents would never have taken me to see all these schools. Seeing so many colleges really gave me the opportunity to see what I liked and what I didn’t like. Everyone on the tour was very nice and made sure we were all comfortable and happy. They were also very informative. I would definitely recommend the GOCAMPUSING tour.”
High School Junior

 

“I really liked the feeling at Northeastern and Providence. Emerson was cool but not for me. Others liked Boston U, but I didn’t. Quinnipiac seemed like a good safety school for me. UCONN’s campus was a bit too big/rural. The tour staff was very likable and they were able to give me more personal feedback and information about each college and the college application process. We went to a college hockey game and that was awesome. We ate very well at good local establishments. I think I want to go on another tour before I decide what colleges I want to revisit with my parents.”
High School Junior

“I really loved the experience. I have wanted to visit colleges early and this GOCAMPUSING tour became very convenient and affordable. I had a great time. AWESOME college advisor! Very informative. Easy to talk to and filled with great insight, suggestions, and important information. I want to go on another GOCAMPUSING tour to see more colleges and find the type of colleges I can afford and still fits my goals.”
High School Sophomore

 

“I loved the tour. I felt very safe and enjoyed the company of everyone that accompanied us. I was able to learn a lot about myself and what I liked and disliked about colleges in general and found the info folders the tour handed out extremely informative. I also appreciated how the tour staff handled unexpected problems. It proved how strongly they were looking out for us and our best interests. I have NO complaints. I LOVED the trip. I also loved Tufts and everything about it. The food there was amazing and my GPA and SAT scores I discovered are in with Tufts requirements. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to see colleges.”
High School Junior

“I was planning to apply to SUNY Albany but now that I saw it I realized that it wasn’t for me. I just didn’t like that it was so big. The counselors on the bus were right that some of us would like a school and some, like me didn’t feel it. After talking to the counselors on the bus I learned about different colleges and discovered that an instate SUNY college may not be the most affordable and not the easiest to get into. That made me feel so much better, I though that I had to go to a SUNY college. Now I want to visit more colleges and yes go on another trip. I want to visit the University of Delaware and a few other colleges to get a better idea of what kind of college I want to attend. I never thought a size of a college would matter to me so much. I can’t thank you all enough.”
High School Junior

“The GOCAMPUSING college advisor on the tour was fabulous. He got the college tour guides to take us to places not on the usual tour. I feel like we saw so much more than if I went with my parents. The GOCAMPUSING staff seemed to provide us with more information that the college’s campus guides. Now that I’ve seen my reach schools I want to visit more colleges to get n even better idea of the school that are within my grades and test scores. I honestly feel so much more engaged now than I ever have before. My parents are going to love that. I hope to see you again soon on another college tour this summer.”
High School Sophomore

“I had an amazing time. I wish the tour was longer”
High School Senior

 

“The GOCAMPUSING tour was instrumental in narrowing down my preference for a college campus and to a similar extent the type of college I would like to attend. I never planned on it, nor did I expect it, but I fell in love with one of the schools on the tour that I never ever expected to apply to. I was very surprised by that. I’m so excited. Thank you.”
High School Senior

“Thanks so much for a great experience. The GOCAMPUSING chaperones were very knowledgeable and helpful. I learned a lot about the college application process.”
High School Sophomore

“I felt that the schools on this trip encompassed a variety of colleges and universities that I didn’t expect. I didn’t realize that Pennsylvania had such a variety of colleges. All-in-all, it was a fun, enjoyable, and useful experience.”
High School Senior

 

“I would totally recommend a GoCampusing college tour. This tour showed me not only different colleges but the different aspects between those colleges. I discovered not only what I liked about a college but what I didn’t like. I have a much clearer vision of what I want in a college and what I should be looking for – good and not so good. I enjoyed the feeling of independence on this trip free from my parents and to experience and function on my own. The GoCampusing tour gave me a better understanding of what a college campus would really feel like, on my own, surrounded by a new environment and different people. Sort of like a preview of being in college. The GoCampusing college advisors are very nice and always looking after you, but not overpowering. They let you express yourself and provide you with information that complements what you see and hear from the college’s admissions people. I would very much recommend a GoCampusing tour, especially suggest a tour like this to high school sophomores. I’ve learned that it is best to be introduced to college early so you don’t have to worry too much later as a high school Junior or Senior. You hear over and over from every college presentation about the benefits of early applications, the stresses you have in your senior year, and how you can tailor your high school classes, tests to take, and other things that would make you look more appealing to college admissions people. I also made a lot of new friends that I hope to keep in touch with.”
High School Sophomore

“I found that the presentations given by the GOCAMPUSING staff on the bus and in the hotel was more exciting and informative than a few of the presentations given by the college’s admissions presenters. I enjoyed the beautiful campuses; I’ve never been on a college campus before. I liked that the campus tours were given by college student that attended those colleges. Some colleges showed you classrooms and dorms, while others just showed you the outside of the buildings and maybe took you into their library. For the next GOCAMPUSING tour I go on I will make sure it is more than an overnight tour. I would appreciate it more now.”
High School Sophomore

“The tour was lots of fun and informative. The bus was great and so was the hotel we stayed at. The GOCAMPUSING people were very knowledgeable and funny. I learned a lot. I would suggest that any student going on a GOCAMPUSING trip make sure to visit the college book stores. They don’t just sell books, but souvenirs and t-shirts and such.”
High School Sophomore

“I texted my Mom after every school we visited. I liked all of them. I was surprised that I liked the Ivy League School. I never thought of going to one. Now I’m thinking of what I have to do to maybe get in to one.”
High School Sophomore

“It was such a pleasure meeting you last week! The coordinator/college advisor on our [Customized goCAMPUSing] tour was very professional and as your company [goCAMPUSing] exceeded my expectations. I will discuss with my staff plans to schedule another campus tour in the summer. We will be in touch. Again, thank you so much for your time and dedication!”
Email from Community Services PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

“I would suggest that going on a GOCAMPUSING tour during the school year would be best, because you would see more students on campus and get a better feel for the school. It was great however that the campus walk throughs were given by students from each school. I found some better than others and was very glad that the GOCAMPUSING staff knew so much about each school and the college admission process in general so that they could answer more of my questions. They told me a lot that I didn’t know about. The hotel/inn we stayed at was very nice. I also liked having the opportunity to try some of the local food, even though I passed on trying any.”
High School Junior

“Thanks so much for the experience. Nice tour guides and good school choices. I learned so much. I have a much better understanding now how the college application process works and what colleges are looking for, especially from the GOCAMPUSING guidance counselor on the tour with us. I’d love to go on another longer trip to a different colleges so I can have a better idea of what college or kind of college I want to apply to.”
High School Junior

 

“Great trip. I had a lot of fun.”
High School Senior

“The trip was very informative. I liked how it was organized so that we arrived at each college and the college admissions sessions and tours were all set up. The Gocampusing advisor on the tour was very informative and respectful of the students. Eating on the college campuses was fun and it was nice that they had snacks and water to drink on the bus. I didn’t expect the amount of attention and information they would give us. I learned a lot. I would take one of these tours again as it was very nice, easy, and informative. Thanks!”
High School Sophomore