High School = College Tours “Invade” Family Vacations

Once students enter high school, parents start planning summer vacations to coordinate with college campus visits (often wondering where all the time went).   More exposure to college life helps students make informed decisions about applications and eventually enrollment.

Listen to our tips that will help make time on campus more productive:

Starting tours early also gives families time to transition teens to greater independence, as everyone slowly experiences the “where did all the time go” wonderings.


Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, is a University of California and Harvard trained educator and Partner at Creative Marbles Consultancy. You can contact Jill at jill@creativemarbles.com or, read her short biography.

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Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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1 thought on “High School = College Tours “Invade” Family Vacations

  1. If there’s no summer session on campus during the visit, the quiet can influence the impression a student gets of the school. Work to coordinate visits with orientations or other on campus events to see the campus with more activity, that may give a more realistic impression.

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