Tuesday morning, an admissions officer from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) talked with several Wycombe Abbey International School pupils via an online video conference call. Speaking live from Pasadena, California, the admissions officer told our pupils all about life at Caltech and the world class research currently being conducted there including Frances Arnold’s recent Nobel Prize win in Chemistry. The pupils were delighted to hear about how these research opportunities extend to undergraduates in Caltech’s SURF program and how Caltech undergraduates receive full lab access.
In addition to lab work, the admissions officer detailed Caltech’s core curriculum and how it enables Caltech graduates to excel in any discipline.
Following overviews of life at Caltech, dining options, housing, and admission advice, the Wycombe Abbey International pupils participated in an extended question and answer session. Topics such as major selection, Ditch Day (a whole school puzzle-based scavenger hunt), graduate school options, and career placement were all discussed.
Speaking directly to Caltech, the world’s 5th ranked university, was a privilege and an extremely beneficial experience for our pupils. Gaining insight into Caltech and other top universities around the world is part of our ongoing commitment to helping our Sixth Form make informed choices about where to further their education after Wycombe Abbey International School and ensure they can access the world’s top universities.