NTU application essay
Hi! this is a response to one of the application questions. Please feel free to tell me how it is :)
Each time my family would move to a different country, it would have a meaningful impact on me. Moving to different countries allowed me to learn a lot through meeting people and experiencing the culture. Moving to the Philippines at the age of three open up my eyes to poverty. Every morning, on the way to school, I would drive by a highway and under it was slums with kids similar to my age at the time. This was my first memorable sight of poverty. Seeing them play under those conditions made me realize my privilege and later motivated me in the future to give back. Moving to Cambodia at the age of eleven had taught me to understand the culture. Cambodia is filled with decades of dense history. Visiting places such as Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields allowed me to understand that behind every new building and monument is suffering. I started to appreciate the hard work and dedication as I trust that towards the end, it will be worth it. Lastly, living in Indonesia taught me about positivity. From my time there, I have met a lot of people; from drivers to security guards to teachers. Each one of them carried an aura of positivity and kindness. These are events that shape me to be the person I am today.