I chose not to go to a big university in the city, but this week I have had the chance to experience a taste of what it might have been like. I stayed up with my boyfriend for a few days and lived in the dorms, went to class, and trekked around campus. There is something really wonderful about the city. I loved having all of these tasty cafes and shops within a five minute walk. The hustle and bustle made me feel the urge to be productive and responsible. There was a different sense of independence there than at my college, a lot of the classes are so much larger and going to class is entirely up to the student. It was great to see a different type of college experience.