Why were you interested in Global?
I really wanted to do Global because I liked the courses that global offered and I liked how it was a different way of learning and not a typical high school day as all the classes are integrated. I like this style of learning because you learn different sides and the significance behind it. I also was interested in the travel aspect of the program as I have been to Cuba before but this program shows another side of Cuba that I wouldn’t see traveling by with my family. I also have never been to Germany and was interested in learning about its history because Europe has such a rich history.
How did Global change you?
I think global has changed me because it has made me more aware of issues affecting people all around the world and taught me why tolerance is important. Global has also taught me time management skills as they are important, especially with all the projects we get. Lastly, Global has changed me because it made me more confident working with all different types of people and I have now made many friendships that will hopefully last for a long time.
Favourite Global Memory?
My favourite memory so far was going to Cuba. It was so much fun and it was a great bonding experience, which made the whole group closer. It was exciting having a Cuban exchange partner because it allowed us to get to know and understand the Cuban culture better. Going to Cuba was like experiencing a real life C2N and it was an experience I will never forget.
My favourite quote was the analogy said by Mr. Toole about Jacob talking too much. “Your mouth is like a waterslide. Most waterslides have an operator that stop and control the flow of people down it. However, your waterslide doesn’t and people just pile up and on. Just like that waterslide, your mouth doesn’t have an operator and words just keep flowing down before you can even make sense of them” --Mr. Toole
Tips for Future Global Students?
I think a tip would be to make sure you manage your time wisely. You get a lot of projects with a long period of time to work on them and they will get pushed off. Get them done as soon as possible, because you will have weeks where 7 projects are due within three days and will end up rushing at the end. Also I think another tip is to become as open and close to your classmates as you can because it makes it so much more fun and exciting and you will get a lot more out of the program.