Kokomo Experience and You

My KEY trip helped me realize the thing I was dreaming of, and the field I was going into, was the right choice for me.

Alyssa Newsome, B.S. ‘22

What does KEY stand for?

The Kokomo Experience and You video with audio description

Description of the video:

We speak KEY around here.

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You'll see the shirts. You'll hear the stories. You'll go there.

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You'll. Go. There.

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But what is KEY and what does it mean for you?

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One word to describe my experience is, Magical! it's a hands-on experience

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Fantastic.

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Tired. Tired.

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Excitement!

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Incredible.

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Magical.

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Ummmmmm.....

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Excitement!

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It's a hands-on experience.

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It's really engaging. It's just a really cool insight to see outside of the classroom.

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So it's not about just textbooks and stuff. You know you can

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really see what you're learning. You could feel it, you could touch it, you can

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really experience it.

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KEY, the Kokomo Experience and You.

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It's your chance to

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take what you're learning in the classroom out into the world. In fact

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your classroom is the real world.

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Team building at Bradford Woods.

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Studying conservation at Yellowstone National Park.

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Getting an inside look at the winery business.

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And so.

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Much.

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More.

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Once you leave the walls of the classroom

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you'll build deeper relationships with classmates, faculty, and the community.

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The connections I was able to build with faculty, with staff, and more importantly

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with the students that I went on the trips with, that was exceptional. Just

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because it was nice to get closer to my classmates, to people in my program, and I

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think I ended up creating at least a few lifelong friendships.

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As you're out exploring,

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you'll be packing your resume with tons of experiential learning that

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employers are going to love.

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The best part?

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You're invited!

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Trips are open to any student.

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And we work hard to make them either free or super affordable...

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even for a college student.

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Check out the KEY program at gvehi.com/KEY

The opportunities for experiential learning available to students through the KEY program are invaluable and open to all, at a low cost – or free!

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