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Amarachi Iheanyichukwu ’21

By Nali Byrd '19 on November 5, 2018


Major/ Minor: Political Science/Economics

Hometown: New York City

Question 1: What was your favorite memory from your OUS experience?

My favorite memory from my OUS experience was the final presentation for my Creative Writing Nonfiction course in which each of the students in the class gave a reading of their most polished piece in front of the rest of the program. This exhibition allowed me to not only hear what my peers had been working on but also was a very liberating experience as it was one of the first times I’d read out my writing to a group of my peers.

Question 2: If you could summarize your OUS experience in 3 words what would it be?

Challenging, exciting, frustrating.

Question 3: What is your favorite class you are currently taking or have taken?

My favorite class I’m currently taking is definitely a tie between American School and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Question 4: What do you do around campus?

On campus, I am a part of SGA as a senator for my class, Link Staff, an assistant editor for the Yearbook, a student representative on the Multicultural Recruitment Committee, and a member of KKG. Additionally, I occasionally write articles for the Colgate Magazine, formerly the Scene.

Question 5: What are you most looking forward to throughout your Colgate experience?

I am looking forward to continuing my political science studies abroad, perhaps in South Africa or the United Kingdom.

Question 6: What advice do you have for first years?

College can be a frightening and isolating place but at the same a wonderfully liberating experience so it is so important to put yourself out there and attempt to get out of your comfort zone but also be careful about spreading yourself too thin. Two things I’ve learned in since my first year have been the importance of doing things that scare you as well as learning to practice self-care.

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