Tour College Campuses from Your Living Room

Physician's Money Digest, September 2006, Volume 13, Issue 9

Most physicians have their share ofmedical school nightmares, the first onebeing deciding where to attend. If yourchildren are college age and want to considera wide variety of different schoolsaround the country, you may be set torelive this nightmare all over again. Flyingfrom state to state and staying in hotels asyou embark on your child's campus visitcan be incredibly expensive, but it's a surefireway to know if the school is the rightone for your child to attend for the next 4years. But if you don't want to shell out upto $1000 per city on campus visits, anotheroption is a DVD that presents a thoroughcampus tour without leaving yourown living room. One company that offerssuch DVDs is Collegiate Choice WalkingTours (www.collegiatechoice.com). For $15per DVD and over 350 campuses available,these onscreen tours present all of thesights and sounds you would experienceon a physical walking tour, but can beviewed within an hour and can help youand your child to quickly narrow theirsearch—thus eliminating some of the time-consumingand costly travel expensesinvolved in the process.