When did you come to GFS?
How many years have you been a student tour guide?
What is your favorite aspect of GFS and why?
I love the community and the spirit we have in GFS. We respect all individuals disregarding their title, position, age, and gender. All beliefs and ideologies are well-acknowledged. Everyone can freely and independently pursue their goal, and the school provides and aids all students with their incredibly wide range of experience and opportunity.
What extracurricular activities or student groups do you participate in?
Leader of Model UN, Leader of Community Action Club, Leader of Tiger News (News Broadcasting), Leader of H2O for Life, Leader of Performing Arts Club, playing cello for orchestra, teaching Korean as a Directed Independent Study (DIS).
What has been your favorite GFS experience?
Honestly, I cannot narrow the answer down to one, but what I have enjoyed in GFS is the opportunity to experience a variety of fields. Junior Project would be one of the best examples. I would say, that month of January was the best month of my life. I worked at a nearby kindergarten as a Teacher's Assistant. As an international student, who was raised in a totally different community and continent, I thought it is nearly impossible to experience the culture of early childhood of this distant culture. I still contact and visit the school where I worked. Also, the other fascinating example would be Directed Independent Study (DIS). Though not all subjects existing in the world are provided, or can be provided in any of the schools, and acknowledging such reality, GFS provides DIS that anyone can apply for any course that are not provided in a specific department. I have been learning Mandarin for three years, and I also teach Korean. I have observed a number of fascinating courses that DIS provides.
Parents often ask: "What makes GFS unique?" How would you answer that question?
GFS is a peculiar school in terms of developing interests and characteristics. We respect all in individuals with full, warm hearts. No one is excluded. We learn how to take responsibility and learn about ourselves — both as students and human beings.