St. Joan of Arc
Why were you interested in Global?
I first heard about Global from my mother’s close friend who happens to be the aunt of my fellow Globalite, Meike Brucker. Hearing about Global from my mother’s friend didn’t quite spark my interest. It wasn't until Ivy Mckee (Globalite from 2013) came into my French class in grade ten to promote Global Perspectives that I really became interested in the program.
How has Global changed you?
Before Global started I was quiet in, as well as, outside of class and kept to myself. During the first week of Global I had no choice but to come out of my comfort zone. I was forced to think outside the box, and be different with my ideas. Global has opened me to learning in different ways, to express my knowledge in creative ways, extended my knowledge of the world and the many issues it faces. I have learned the history and religion through the projects like Colony to Nation. The assignments in Global are a lot of work but at the same time quite fun. The crazy, fun, and exciting things we do in Global have helped me to no longer be afraid to be different or standout. Being different is good, but being yourself is even better.
Favourite Global Memory?
It’s difficult to decide a particular memory to be my favourite because there are so many amazing things that happen throughout the semester. Global as a whole has been such an amazing experience right from the beginning, with the German exchange students, Colony to Nation, as well as the trips. I’ve made so many great memories with everyone. We all have become so close, we’re more than friends we’ve become a family. I have no exact memory that I favour over another but having twenty seven amazing people that are as close to me as family is more than a memory could ever offer.
What is your favourite Global quote?
“When you change you get stuff, but what do you lose?” Dave Morrison
What would you tell future Global students?
There are lots of different things that I could tell future Global students. Volunteer to do things and always try your best, you’re always being watched and graded by the teachers. Bring lots and lots of snacks to Cuba, because you’ll most definitely want other food once you get there (Plus your friends who didn’t bring themselves snacks will want to eat some of yours). The one thing that is truly valuable to know is to make Global memorable and make Global remember you. Step outside of your comfort zone, do things you wouldn’t ordinarily do. Global is something you’ll only do once, so make it worthwhile.