Visit colleges and universities across the nation with The College Tour
What is The College Tour?
The College Tour is a TV series that enables students to explore colleges and universities meaningfully without the burden of travel costs. Each episode travels to an individual college or university and features real students on campus telling their authentic and diverse stories, making college exploration relatable and aspirational.
The College Tour brings equity to higher education by giving students the freedom to explore all their options regardless of finances, medical limitations, or logistics. Their video series teaches students how to identify priorities and choose the path that works best for them based on their own individual needs.
The College Tour TV series streams on Amazon Prime, Freevee, and also for free on thecollegetour.com.
The College Tour + Nearpod
Nearpod’s 21st Century Readiness Program offers 650 interactive videos covering 48 campuses across the U.S. from The College Tour. Educators can easily find and launch the resources to steer students onto college paths, erasing doubts and sparking excitement. By showcasing a variety of students and campuses, they provide an easy-to-understand view of college, uncovering lesser-known majors and aspects of campus life. This blend of motivation and learning empowers teachers to mold well-informed and enthusiastic students heading for college.
Every campus includes a full 30-to 60-minute video and short 5-minute videos that explore traditions, academics, athletics, lifestyles, and more. Our pre-populated interactive questions placed throughout the videos get students to think critically about the content and evaluate whether the campus is right for them. Teachers can gauge student comprehension and facilitate discussions about the college journey, as presented by The College Tour. This combination allows for a comprehensive learning approach that imparts knowledge and fosters active participation, making the exploration of college pathways informative and engaging.
These lessons can only be accessed through school and district accounts with Nearpod’s 21st Century Readiness Program. Our college and career readiness lessons explore learning strategies, college exploration and preparation, career exploration, and virtual reality career tours.
If you’re interested in Nearpod’s 21st Century Readiness Program, schedule a call below!
Colleges and universities included in The College Tour
The College Tour offers lessons in the Nearpod library about the following colleges:
- Adelphi University
- Arizona State University
- Asbury University
- Carson-Newman University
- Central Washington University
- Colorado School of Mines
- Columbia College Chicago
- Delaware Valley University
- East Tennessee State University
- Florida Atlantic University
- Florida International University
- Florida Tech
- Fort Lewis College
- Goucher College
- Grand Canyon University
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- Iowa State University
- Long Island University
- Loyola University Maryland
- Miami University
- Montclair State University
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Sacred Heart University
- Salus University
- Sam Houston State University
- South Dakota State University
- Southern Utah University
- St. Edward’s University
- Texas Christian University
- The University of Rhode Island
- Tulane University
- UC Davis
- University of Central Florida
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Connecticut
- University of Evansville
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- University of Montana
- University of North Texas
- University of Oregon
- University of Puget Sound
- University of Southern Indiana
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Utah
- Utah State University
- Valparaiso University
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Topics included in each lesson bundle
Each college lesson bundle includes at least 12 interactive video lessons covering topics such as campus, activities, students, and what makes the school a desirable place to attend. Students learn about the college’s various majors, geography, student lifestyle, academic experience, services offered, traditions, values, and more.
Lessons to visit colleges and universities across the nation with The College Tour
Ready to get started on your experience with The College Tour? Here are some Nearpod lessons we recommend exploring!
Florida Atlantic University
In this full-length College Tour video about Florida Atlantic University, viewers learn about the campus, activities, students, and what makes the school a desirable place to attend.
Make Gaming a Career: New Jersey Institute of Technology
In this short College Tour video, viewers learn about the gaming program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey.
Teaching the Teachers: Sam Houston State University
In this short College Tour video, viewers learn about the education program for future teachers at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
Texas Christian University
In this full-length College Tour video about Texas Christian University, viewers learn about the campus, activities, students, and what makes the school a desirable place to attend.
Housing: University of Oregon
In this short College Tour video, viewers learn about campus housing at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
Start exploring The College Tour’s lessons on Nearpod
The College Tour, in partnership with Nearpod’s 21st Century Readiness Program, revolutionizes college exploration by providing accessible and engaging resources for students to discover a diverse range of colleges and universities. With lessons covering various institutions and critical topics, students can embark on their college exploration journey with confidence and enthusiasm, irrespective of financial constraints or logistical challenges. Start exploring colleges with your students now!
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