This is my answer to the Emory prompt why I want to go to the college. The limit is 250 words
Emory's combination of community service opportunities and a diverse student body comprise a suitable environment for fostering my interests in other cultures and involvement in the community.
I prefer to learn through experience in the community rather than through textbooks. From explaining arithmetic to young, perplexed students and controlling their rowdiness when baking a treat, I learned how to communicate ideas efficiently. Working on service projects in Latin America helped me develop my Spanish comprehension and expand my knowledge on floor tiling and tree planting as I joked with native speakers and copied their work with my gloved hands. By attending a school noted for its students' dedication to community service, I will be able to continue this type of learning. Involvement in Volunteer Emory's regional trips and service days will allow me to continue developing through experience as I reach out to those in need and interact with people who share my passion for service.
Growing up in a diverse city and traveling abroad stimulated my appreciation for diversity and interest in cultural anthropology. The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services contains the resources for cultivating my curiosity in other cultures. Participating in the Office's retreats and seminars will nurture my growth into a global citizen as I learn more about racial issues and bond with Emory students with values and traditions different from mine.
I hope to continue utilizing my battered gloves and unraveling the secrets of cultural issues as a member of Emory's class of 2014.