Shubhika Baral

Shubhika Baral

UWC attended: Mahindra United World College of India
Class Year: 2027

Amidst the tapestry of time, my journey in the MUWCI bubble was nothing but transformative. In just two years, a symphony of souls from diverse horizons weaved beautiful connections that transcended the confines of borders. While many discuss the concept of diversity, UWC allowed me to discover the power of finding similarities amidst our differences. It was overwhelming to experience the power of love when my German friend sang a Nepali song on my birthday. This shared experience emphasized the beauty of cultural exchange and the bonds that transcend geographical boundaries. With time, the walls of MUWCI resonated with the melodies of people’s favorite Nepali songs, an embodiment of the connections I had formed with individuals from around the world.

And now, a new chapter begins, adorned with the promise of Lewis & Clark. L&C’s commitment to fostering a close-knit community aligned perfectly with the sense of unity I experienced at UWC. Moreover, the emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and global engagement strongly appealed to my academic interests. As I set foot on campus, I’m eager to immerse myself in the vibrant academic environment and continue my exploration of international affairs and economics.

Beyond the lecture halls, my passions are shades that paint the canvas of my life. It is streaked with art, wildlife photography, and the sizzling artistry of cooking. And within this realm of magic, I discover more than colors or flavors; I craft bonds, weaving connections over shared meals, savoring new recipes, and forging friendships with every color.

With this, I am truly honored to become a part of the L&C community and share more stories with you all. I am excited to contribute to the rich tapestry of experiences that define our community and to learn from the perspectives of my fellow scholars.