Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.

Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]


[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


This Artifact represents the group project that I worked on for my International Affairs Scholars Freshman Seminar. The preoject itself was on the Kurdish referendum of October 2017. I was placed in a group with three of my classmates and was instructed to do a project about a global issue. The project itself consisted of a 5 page paper that we would submit as a group and a poster that we would present to the class. Firstly, this project gave me insight into an issue that I did not know much about. I learned about the history of the Kurdish people and their fight for independence. I also learned however is how I work in a group setting. What this project helped me to do is communicate and work more efficiently with group members. Admittedly I have not always been the best in group work, but thsi experienced helped me improve myself in that way. In the future, I will use the techniques I improved in this experience to help me be more trusting of group members to do quality work, which is an issue I find that I have.

About Me

My name is Gary Armyn. I was born on January 28th, 1999 on Long Island, New York. I am a member of the class of 2021 at the Ohio State University. My intended major is International Studies and I am minoring in Spanish and Geographic Information Sciences. My hope is to one day work for the United States State Department either in D.C. or in a US Embassy. I am currently a member of several students organizations at Ohio State, including the Majors and Minors a Capella group, the Alexander Hamilton Society, and Amnesty International. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching sports and Netflix, and Fencing. Overall, I would describe myself as a determined, easy-going, and compassionate person.