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ASU featured on Amazon Prime series, Grand Canyon University to follow

PHOENIX ─ Two Arizona universities will take the spotlight on an Amazon Prime streaming series, “The College Tour.”

Arizona State University is featured among the first three episodes and private Grand Canyon University is listed as a future choice on the tour website.

“The ASU College Tour” has been available for viewing since early March.

Each 60-minute video of the new series gives prospective students and their parents a virtual tour of campuses.

TV personality Alex Boylan hosts.

The episode includes interviews with 18 ASU students from around the world.

“We are deeply impressed and grateful for the amazing students that volunteered their time and talents to tell the ASU story so well,” Kent Hopkins, vice president for enrollment services, said in a press release.

Phoenix native Lily Baye-Wallace was thrilled to be a participant.

“My story is not unique, either. I’m surrounded by peers that have multiple majors, minors and graduate a semester or even a year ahead when that’s often impossible (not to mention expensive) at private universities,” Baye-Wallace, who studied mechanical engineering with a dance minor, said in the release.

Another Phoenix native, Rachel Shantz, explains in the episode she wanted a small college environment with the benefits of a large institution.

“I firmly believe with all the options and opportunities available to you at Arizona State, you can find where you belong,” Shantz said in the release.

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