What was the most memorable moment of your summer at Emory?
My most memorable moment during Pre-College was when my class took a field trip to Clarkston, GA. Clarkston is a small city near Atlanta where multiple
refugee resettlement programs have set up to help refugees and immigrants
coming to the US to start a new life. I learned about refugee health and got
to see so much diversity in Clarkston. Now as an Emory student, I am
involved in a club called Project SHINE (Students Helping in Naturalization and
English), and I go to Clarkston once a week to tutor refugees.
What advice do you have for teens looking at summer programs?
Do not be afraid to attend a summer program! I remember being nervous to leave home and live on my own without knowing anyone else doing the program. Once I set foot on Emory’s campus though, I immediately felt at home and made friends instantly. My two weeks of pre-college flew by and I still keep in contact with many of the students I met. Some of them even go to Emory with me now and we are still friends!