Two Languages, One World

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. I come from a culture where everything, from the language to the way one dances, is rhythmical. Everything flows freely in the mind, … Read moreTwo Languages, One World

Solving Problems on the Playground

Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. The stench of a … Read moreSolving Problems on the Playground

Promoting Sustainable Living

\”To promote literature in this rising empire and to encourage the arts, have ever been amongst the warmest wishes of my heart.\” (George Washington, 1798, first president of the United States and first major benefactor of Washington and Lee University). What do you value enough to promote to a wider audience? Why is it important … Read morePromoting Sustainable Living

Diversity to me

A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. In a classroom occupied by thirty students, I … Read moreDiversity to me