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.
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.
The 2021 International Student Essay Contest will be announced next month.
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.
Studying at a U.S. university can be a challenging yet rewarding experience for many international students. Whether you spent the fall semester online or in-person, in the U.S. or abroad, please share your personal stories and experiences about how you dealt with new ways of learning, cultural norms and values, challenges and opportunities during your time as an international student at UD and in the US. Topic ideas include:
What prepared you for this experience, who/what helped you along the way?
How did you navigate local customs, traditions and communication protocols?
What did you wish others understood better about you and your culture?
You must be an enrolled international student maintaining F or J visa status at the University of Delaware.
The application deadline has passed.
Maximum of 1000 words
Typed in 12-pt size
Times New Roman font
1-inch margins on all sides
Includes page numbers
By submitting your entry, you agree that your essay might be published by CGPS on the web or in a publication.
Entries will be judged on content as well as literary style. Please make every attempt to submit an entry free from spelling and grammatical errors, and rich in experiential content.