Union works incredibly well for me. Everyone works hard, but also knows how to have a good time. There is a good balance placed between the two. It is nice to be in a place where everyone values their schoolwork, because in high school this was not necessarily the case. I feel like the majority of the students here are very invested in their studies, but are interesting, well-rounded people. They have other things going on in addition to schoolwork, be it sports, a club or whatever their interests might be.
My best college experiences so far are simply the good times I have had with my friends hanging around on campus. It's been great meeting so many people that I can relate to on such a deep level in such a short period of time, and I am very grateful for that. In high school, a lot of my friends were my friends because I had a small pool to choose from, and of course I wanted to have friends.
So far in college the most meaningful extracurricular activities that I have been a part of have been being a tour guide and participating in Habitat for Humanity volunteer work. In addition, while in my first year of college, a majority of my time I liked to spend hanging out with friends and meeting new people . The activities that I have indicated are not “resume builders” but rather activities that I chose to participate in because I enjoy making a difference in other people’s lives. Both of these activities allow for me to interact with others.
As an international student, I've managed to be really open with anyone around me, my passion is to learn a little bit about every culture and as a polyglot I can find many similarities with people coming from really diverse countries.
I love to help others, whether is with a big trouble that they're going through or just a question that has been left unanswered.
I hope to end my time at Union being known as a true friend and companion, as well as a hard worker.