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Davis United World College Scholar
United World College of South East Asia (Singapore)

Nikhil MahapatraI recently graduated from UWC of South East Asia in Singapore. Before moving to Singapore and attending UWCSEA, I lived in Mumbai, a city on the coast of India. Mumbai is a fairly busy industrial city that was always alive and full of people, even in the late hours of the night. When I moved to Singapore, I experienced a sort of culture-shock, since Singapore, while a fairly busy city in its own right, was nothing like I’d experienced before.

Being part of UWC of South East Asia, and the UWC program as a whole, has changed my perspective on life completely. The difference between my life and views when I lived in India, and now after studying in UWC, is quite shocking. In UWC, I got to meet a variety of people from all over the world, people I would never have met otherwise and who have had a lasting influence on me. Some of the people I’ve met have become my best friends, and even though we are spread across the world at the moment, I know this bond will never be broken. In UWC, I found my passion for theatre and psychology, two subjects that interest me greatly.

When choosing colleges to attend, I picked Lewis & Clark because of its emphasis on community and environment, its beautiful campus and strong academics. At Lewis & Clark, I hope to get a great education, meet lots of new and interesting people, and become part of the L & C community.