Why do people often go to the limits of their capacities and even beyond? This documentary leads to a place, where this happens notably: Yale, the elite American University. 19-year-old Thomas is the only German student to be accepted in his class at Yale. But as a freshman, he no longer stands out with his talents. Yoon-Jee, a music major in her final year, still struggles with her ambitions. Psychology major Mike, however, has made it into the «Whiffenpoofs,» the prestigious a cappella singing group. The film maker, a Yale graduate herself, followed these three students over the course of an academic year.