Lauren Robinson

I knew I wanted to be in an environment in which I could learn about other cultures and thus stimulate my own personal growth.

After viewing the International House website and visiting International house in person last year I knew it was the place for me. I truly got a sense of the college’s drive to appreciate and thrive through diversity, by providing a platform for cross-culturalism between students of many countries. I knew I wanted to be in an environment in which I could learn about other cultures and thus stimulate my own personal growth. I also loved the focus International House placed on college spirit as I knew I wanted to be an active member in events, sports, drama and other aspects of college life.

O-Week stands out as one of my favourite experiences because it was a fun-filled 10 days of activities while meeting new friends from around the globe. I am so grateful to be a part of the Cultural Committee, which creates events that bring people of all different backgrounds together. Holi and Songkran, to name a couple, were extremely fun to organise and participate in as they taught me about the interesting traditions and beliefs of other nations and religions.

International House has acted as a platform for me to increase my confidence in public speaking and provided opportunities for leadership. By reaching out and taking these leadership responsibilities in committees and helping out at events, I’ve developed my skills of organisation and planning in events that I haven’t had the opportunity to participate in during high school. I’ve also been opened to a whole new world of cultural engagement by becoming friends with people from around the globe and learning about their background and traditions.

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