Transfer Admission Essay
Becoming a business expert or a doctor was what my parents wished for me from an early age. My father constantly emphasized the importance of these professions in that besides being financially rewarding, they are prestigious. However, little did they know that my interests were in a different field. I became extremely interested in world history during my elementary and high school education. Among the events that fascinated me in the study of world history include the colonization of African states, slavery, and Trans-Atlantic Trade. I would always pose questions to my teacher to elaborate on areas that were not clear to me. Indeed, I had an insatiable curiosity for knowledge about global happenings especially those that took place in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Unknown to me, this curiosity is what would lay the foundation for my interest in my intended major: International Relations.
Though I am originally from Asia, I have been exposed to diverse multicultural environments that have significantly shaped my worldview. Moreover, I am an adventurous person who likes visiting new places for leisure and also to learn. Having been born and brought up in Asia, I was exposed to diverse religions and cultures. Moreover, my high school is an international school where most of my classmates come from either embassy or UN-affiliate backgrounds. These incredible opportunities have substantially nurtured my social skills. I have indeed developed a strong enthusiasm for communicating and sharing with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Besides, I am passionate about life and meeting new people and interacting with them is something I cherish.
I also have a drive to help other people overcome challenges in their lives. In this regard, I always strive to understand the problems or challenges that other people are facing in order to make a difference in their lives. I have also learned different languages, and have developed fluency in English and French. Collectively, such exposure has been instrumental in nurturing my interest and passion for international affairs. This coupled with the dynamic nature of the contemporary world has deeply encouraged me to pursue this field at the university level.
Having taken courses in global economies, I not only began to realize the universal importance of trade, but also the unprecedented challenges precipitated by increased cooperation between and among countries. I have had opportunities to visit countries such as...