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i’m anusha valeri i’m a senior so i’m in 12th 
grade i did a program called economics for leaders

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during the summer of 2019 for one week

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economics for leaders was half economics 
and half leadership so in the beginning of

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the days we would have economic macroeconomics 
classes um from a professor and then the second

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half of the day would be like leadership 
activities um which are basically just like

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activities you would do in a resort or something 
like that where you kind of do group activities to

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gain to like foster trust among students for 
example like there was this really long jump

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rope like a 50 foot long jump rope and we were 
supposed to all jump over it at the same time

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and it took like hours for us to do so that was 
a fun that was the fun part of the day and then

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the economics was the educational part of the day 
economics for leaders the social life i mean some

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people really enjoyed it and made a lot of great 
friends and i did make a couple friends but i

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think because it was only one week long it was 
harder for me to like really find a good group

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of friends and like get to know people really 
well um and by the way economics for leaders was

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at cornell on the cornell campus so the housing 
was really good the food was pretty good as well

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i’d say the best part was the leadership 
activity portion of the day that was really

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something that i’ve never really been exposed 
to before and it was really fun to get to see

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how all of us work together people that 
didn’t necessarily know each other at all

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the most negative part of it i’d 
say was this might have been a

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personal experience but i found it 
really hard to make good friends

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i was expecting it to be honestly mostly 
economics like i didn’t really even know

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about the leadership activities at this camp 
that wasn’t information that was available

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on the website or online and so i went into it 
thinking it was just going to be economics and

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then it turned out that it was like only half 
of economics and the most significant part for

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me was not the economics part so it turned out 
well but i really wasn’t expecting that at all

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i think they’re really good with scholarships 
so while i think the original price for one

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week i think it it’s extremely overpriced 
and really unaffordable for like majority

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the country by the way international people come 
to economics for leaders as well so overpriced for

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them so i’d recommend applying for scholarships if 
you can but yeah completely unaffordable otherwise

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i think december or january because there was 
a scholarship that you got if you applied early

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for economics for leaders i’d say make sure 
to incorporate your leadership skills into

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your essay because i just didn’t know that that 
would be such a significant part of the camp and

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if it is then that should of course be 
reflected on your application so make sure

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to know that you’re a leader or know that you

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want to figure out if you’re a leader 
and reflect that on your application

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you