I loved Macalester before my first campus tour even started. However, it was when I was flipping through the international student handbook, I knew for sure that I am going to the right place. Eighty pages of detailed information ranging from important issues like visa application to small details like how to write a check just dedicated to international students? The thoughtfulness, professionalism, and dedication to globalism presented in this handbook, and more importantly in Macalester is just overwhelming. These are the values Macalester gives to its students who will bring them to whatever it is they do, and I am more than proud to be one of them.
I have gained from Roycemore so much more than I imagined. By cheering from the side bench for our sports teams and joining homerooms, I discovered the pleasure of being part of a tightly knit community. We have teachers that genuinely offer real help outside of class time, even on their vacations, and I learned the crucial skill of shamelessly taking advantage of their generosity and extra learning. I was not just invited, but encouraged and cheered to play on sports teams and be in theater productions, even though I carried the ball instead of dribbling it across the court. It was all so easy and empowering. Knowing that Roycemore “had my back” with each exposure has given me a real sense of what possibilities lie ahead. Use all of the tools you are offered and the opportunities are endless.