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Guellord Ndagijimana, Class of 2016

Davis United World College Scholar
United World College of Costa Rica

imageI was born in Nyarugenge District in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. I have one brother and two sisters, all younger than me. I spent my first month on Earth in Kacyiru, another well-known town in Kigali, until the genocide forced us to move to DR Congo for four years. Back in my home country at the age of four, I grew up in Nyarugenge until the age of sixteen. I studied in Ecole primaire d’Application (EPA primary school), Collège Saint André and Lycée de Kigali for secondary school before joining UWC.

I have always been interested in international schools since I was a child because I always wanted to learn new languages! But when I found out about UWC, it increased my interests in these kinds of schools beyond learning new languages. Fortunately I got accepted in UWC Costa Rica where I spent two unforgettable and wonderful years! I was able to make many friends from every corner of the planet and I was able to learn many things from a multicultural community including how to actually become a responsible global citizen.

I first heard about Lewis and Clark College from my friend Henock, but it became one of my top schools when my university counselor told me about it, and of course the beautiful rainy Portland, since he lived there for twenty years, I think. At L&C, I hope to major in both Biology and Chemistry because I fell in love with them in grade 7!

In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends chilling or just playing football and I also like to do individual sporty exercise. I am actually one of the guys who find it tough to describe themselves; I rather prefer others to describe me after getting familiar with my personality. However, I am someone who tries to be as peaceful as possible.

I did not travel around much especially outside my home country, but I think that I have started doing it! At Lewis and Clark I hope to learn many new things from as many community members as possible, in order to keep enriching my global citizenship identity.      

 

imageI was born in Nyarugenge District in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. I have one brother and two sisters, all younger than me. I spent my first month on Earth in Kacyiru, another well-known town in Kigali, until the genocide forced us to move to DR Congo for four years. Back in my home country at the age of four, I grew up in Nyarugenge until the age of sixteen. I studied in Ecole primaire d’Application (EPA primary school), Collège Saint André and Lycée de Kigali for secondary school before joining UWC.

I have always been interested in international schools since I was a child because I always wanted to learn new languages! But when I found out about UWC, it increased my interests in these kinds of schools beyond learning new languages. Fortunately I got accepted in UWC Costa Rica where I spent two unforgettable and wonderful years! I was able to make many friends from every corner of the planet and I was able to learn many things from a multicultural community including how to actually become a responsible global citizen.

I first heard about Lewis and Clark College from my friend Henock, but it became one of my top schools when my university counselor told me about it, and of course the beautiful rainy Portland, since he lived there for twenty years, I think. At L&C, I hope to major in both Biology and Chemistry because I fell in love with them in grade 7!

In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends chilling or just playing football and I also like to do individual sporty exercise. I am actually one of the guys who find it tough to describe themselves; I rather prefer others to describe me after getting familiar with my personality. However, I am someone who tries to be as peaceful as possible.

I did not travel around much especially outside my home country, but I think that I have started doing it! At Lewis and Clark I hope to learn many new things from as many community members as possible, in order to keep enriching my global citizenship identity.