International Student Essay Contest
Past Winners Pictured
Everyone has a story. We're excited to read yours!
CGPS is pleased to have hosted seven annual international student essay contests, the most recent one in collaboration with the Division of Student Life and the Graduate College. This year's winners are listed below. We appreciate all of the students who took the time to write and submit their essays in this year’s contest.
While 2020 was certainly a unique year for all of us, some things remain as true as ever. CGPS and many partner offices on campus have a rich tradition of welcoming international students from all parts of the world. The mission to foster international understanding and cross-cultural awareness on campus and in the community is as important as ever. The purpose of this contest is to give interested applicants an opportunity to tell their stories and share the experiences and perspectives of being an international student with the larger University community.
Essay Contest Winners
John Wambui (Kenya)
"A Gentle Spectacle!"
Edgar Salazar (Colombia)
"Highways? No Way!"
"The Sandwich Cononumdrum"
Ugochukwu Nsofor (Nigeria)
Zamora Kervin (Honduras)
"From the Dirt Roads of Honduras to the Red Brick Walks of UD"
Olsson Hanna (Sweden)
"The missing suitcases – a metaphor of my life at UD"
Olga Parshina (Russia)
Yuqing Wang (China)
"Out of Hot Water: Culture Shock in the United States"
Subramani Sockalingam (India)
Rodrigo Moreno (Chile)
Karim Rebiai (Belgium)
"A New Culture - Help Me, I'm Drowning!"
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Funds for winning essays will be placed into student accounts.