AB Computer Science, 2022

From Fredericksburg, VA

“One of my greatest personal motivations for applying to the Global Seminar program is to gain a greater understanding of the world’s diversity and common threads, broadening my horizons and gaining a better understanding of how I want to contribute to the world. Although I may face challenges, such as a language barrier and travelling without my family for the first time, these challenges can be overcome through careful study of the language and having a flexible, open mind. Whether it be to China, or Italy, or any other country, travelling and experiencing the world’s people, cultures, and societies (through any lens, including development and architecture) is the imperative first step to opening the door to the world. In essence, it is opening the door to becoming a wiser, more open-minded, and grounded individual, one who understands what it truly means to be a human being here on Earth.”