I was yearning for a more globally inspired education, one where I could gain tools and insights into how to best help the world.
How did you find out about UWC and why did you apply?
I found out about UWC three years ago at a Model UN Conference. I was having a wonderful conversation with three students from Pearson College. They were really outgoing and bright, and were from three very different places: Nepal, Rwanda, and Jordan. I was intrigued about how they were studying at a school with students from all over the world, each on a scholarship.
I applied because I was yearning for a more globally inspired education, one where I could gain tools and insights into how to best help the world. I've always loved learning about different cultures and people and this sounded like the ideal place. I also looked forward to a supportive school where I could be surrounded by like-minded people and develop deep connections around the globe.
What were you first impressions of UWC?
What struck me the most was how friendly and kind everyone was. From my first minute here it felt like a close-knit community. I instantly connected with many of my peers and teachers and felt very blessed to be here. Pearson College is such a unique environment, I've never been anywhere like it. Every day is an adventure.
What’s been the hardest or most challenging thing about UWC so far?
One of the most challenging aspects is making decisions on what to pursue because we are offered so many wonderful opportunities. Part of me wants to do everything, but I know that if I did that, it would accomplish nothing. So I'm working on having fewer but deeper committments.
What activities and services have you decided to do and why?
I’m doing international dance, singing, yoga, and volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club. I'm also involved in some theatre endeavors. I chose these activities because I really have a passion for them. There is a strong arts vibe at Pearson (we put on a show called One World every year) so I'm really excited to be a part of that.
What are your ambitions after you leave UWC?
I'm not sure exactly which university I'd like to attend, but I would like to study arts, social sciences, and international relations. Being a journalist really appeals to me; especially documentary film-making. Mostly though I'd like to live a peaceful, meaningful life and keep the UWC values always close to heart.