When I first visited Northwestern College in Orange City, IA I instantly fell in love with the campus. Not just because of the modern buildings but also because of all the nice people there. When I was in high school it was hard for me to fit in. I have made more friends at Northwestern than I ever did in my whole life. They are also all willing to help. If it weren’t for my mentors I would not be able to actually comprehend what is going on in class.
Not only are the people nice, but we also have fun activities to do on our free time, like doughnut walks, ball games, and v-shows. They also have a very cool art and theatre department, where you can express yourself in different ways. If you have nothing planned for the weekend, look at the schedule, there might be something you would find interesting happening that weekend.
The way I found out about Northwestern College was because of my mom. She had two college options for me. The first option I did not like. The second option was perfect for me. Northwestern offers a program for students with disabilities. In this program they teach us things such as life skills, career skills, and wellness. They also provide us with mentors who help us with class assignments, take us to activities, eat and hangout with us.
Northwestern is like my second home. I feel like I can be myself there. So, if you are looking for a college, check out Northwestern. They take people of all kinds, so everyone can fit in. I’ve never felt more at home at a place that isn’t my home
Written By: Laura Dalton