Virtue of the Bridge Program

How did you benefit from educational opportunities outside the school? (UC prompt) For those who start their studies in the U.S. with linguistic disadvantages, AP and IB courses are unattainable dreams. As with many of my fellow international students in California, I could not benefit from the virtues of sophisticated academic courses because of my … Read moreVirtue of the Bridge Program

Ready for the Future Because of My Background

Please write on a topic of your choice. OR The Admissions Committee would like to know more about you in your own words. Please submit a brief essay, either autobiographical or creative, which you feel best describes you. I never knew when I was speaking Farsi, Chinese, or English. After all, I would flit back … Read moreReady for the Future Because of My Background

My Crusade Against Sweatshops

Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? Two years ago I didn’t think twice about what brand name I was wearing, let alone where the article of … Read moreMy Crusade Against Sweatshops

Cosmos, Japan, and Lennon

How have you prepared academically for the University? If admitted what can you contribute to the University? Lastly, an open-ended question. Academic PreparationLast summer, I attended the COSMOS program at UC Santa Cruz to learn about Stars, Sight, and Science. Pulling up into the driveway of College Nine, my heart began to beat rapidly and … Read moreCosmos, Japan, and Lennon