New Amazon Series Offers Virtual College Tours
By Bidisha Das, The College Post| October 6, 2021
A new web series on Amazon Prime is helping students and families visit colleges across the country — from the comfort of their homes.
Created by Emmy-nominated producers Alex Boylan, Lisa Hennessy, and Burton Roberts, “The College Tour” explores colleges and universities through the eyes of their students, faculty, and alumni. The episodes — each featuring an individual institution — offer prospective students an intimate view of life at these campuses beyond what is already available on brochures, websites, and social media.
Colleges featured in the series include Florida Institute of Technology, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and many more.
‘Leveling the Playing Field’
Executive producer Alex Boylan said, “The College Tour is the show you wished you had when applying for colleges in high school.” He explained how college visits can be expensive — sometimes upwards of $3,000 — which makes it a financial challenge for many low-income families. This series addresses the disparity by “leveling the playing field and providing a free, easy and fun way to tour some of the best schools across the country.”
Producers said the series will include more colleges in future episodes.
The first season of “The College Tour” is available on Amazon Prime. Viewers can also watch all episodes on “The College Tour” app and website.