Joelle Packard recently embarked on a new journey and moved into her dorm to start the college program CarolinaLIFE at University of South Carolina.
It was one of seven programs Joelle visited, and is a four-year program that offers four components that her parents felt are important for Joelle’s college experience: Academics, Career Development, Socialization, and Independent Living. They found all the programs through ThinkCollege.net (see below for more on this wonderful resource).
Joelle moved in on August 17th and started classes August 20th. She is living in a dorm suite which has a common area with a kitchen and two bedrooms. She gets her own room and her suitemate is a Senior. The location of the dorm is right on campus and easy to get around to all the buildings she will frequent. She was very excited and nervous at the same time, just like most incoming college freshman.