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Diversity at USC

One of my favorite aspects of USC is its diverse student body. Students at USC come from all over the world, from all types of backgrounds and cultures. We all have different majors, minors, interests, hopes, and dreams.

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Having such a diverse student body is one of the reasons why USC is such a wonderful place to learn and grow. Before college, I grew up in Orange County. As a result, most of my friends were people who had lived in Orange County for all of their lives. I rarely met someone who came from outside of California, let alone outside of the country.

However, since I have been at USC, I have made friends from Hong Kong and Singapore. Most of my sorority sisters are from outside of California from cities like Chicago, Boston, Houston, and Las Vegas. Being surrounded by so many people from different parts of the world is such an eye-opening experience to how different yet alike we all are. I love hearing my peers tell stories about their friends and family from back home and seeing how everyone has his or her own unique story to tell.

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Also, because USC has General Education requirements that allow students from all different majors to take classes together, I have been able to take a large variety of classes in different topics. In each of my classes, the students all had different majors/minors and it was interesting to learn with peers with such different interests and career paths. As an accounting major, it was cool for me to hear what a gender studies major had to say in my Love and Marriage class or what a history major had to say in my History of Ethics philosophy class.

Overall, USC’s diverse student has really helped me see how big the world truly is. There is so much to learn and experience, and I’m so thankful that my experience at USC has allowed me to realize that.

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Posted on October 14, 2013 by Michelle

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