Throughout this year, I have been given the honor of being a member of the International Affairs Scholars Program. Being a part of this community has positively effected me in so many ways. For one, it has really aided me in approaching my education with enthusiasm, excitement, and seriousness. With being a scholar, I am held to a higher standard and am expected to excel in my academics, and this program has taught me how to do just that. It has also been a huge help in assisting me in learning how to balance my time. Between the classes and events and meetings that are a necessity to be a part of the group I have learned how to master balancing my free time, my academics and my extracurriculars. Scholars has also blessed me with knowledge I just couldn’t earn elsewhere. Between the guest speakers and professors who host many of the events, I receive an up close and hands on education that many other people and students are not lucky enough to receive. The program has also helped me meet many new people and gain a solid relation with faculty at The Ohio State University.
The Ohio State University has blessed me with so many opportunities, but my involvement in this program truly stands out. Being an International Affair Scholar has been a wonderful experience that I have learned so much from. The lessons learned and the information gained will not only be utilized this year, but the rest of my college career and life.