Guess what came in the mail today?
My acceptance letter to Yale!
Wow! Congratulation! When do classes start?
Freshman orientation is the last week of August, but I want to go two weeks before that to get settled in.
You’re so lucky! Do you have to do many things before you leave?
Yes. I’ll be very busy! I have to get a visa, buy a plane ticket, and pack my things. But first, I want to register for class.
When can you do that?
Well, they sent me their prospectus, so I can start looking now. Do you want to help me decide which classes to take?
Sure. What can you choose from?
Well, I have to take all the fundamental courses, plus a few from my major.
What is your major?
I hope to major in English literature, but the admissions counselor told me that many people change their major times in their first year, so we’ll see.
What are the fundamental courses?
In order to graduate, every student must take a certain amount of classes in history, math, English, philosophy, science and art.
Interesting. It’s different.
Yes, it is. It’s also very different from the British education system.
Oh, sure. In British, students don’t have to take the fundamental courses.
Maybe because they think they know everything already!