Jane Robinson ’27
When Jane Robinson ’27 opened her Hamilton admission letter and read the words “January Admission,” she knew immediately that she wanted to do something different. “I never really considered London,” Robinson said, so she found two programs that truly interested her. A seven-week volunteer program in Japan and a two-month experience working on a farm in Australia called WWOOF.
These programs were not typical academic work, giving Robinson a break from “burnout from high school.” Her path crossed with locals and other college students from across the globe, creating lifelong friendships that she continues to nurture.
Robinson thanks the Jan program for allowing her to achieve a sense of independence one can only imagine straight out of high school. Despite not earning academic credits for her semester, Robinson has no worries about graduating on time, citing Hamilton’s open curriculum as the main reason she was able to take such risks.