Encounters between students who have different cultural, ethnic, economic and academic experiences often play a decisive role in shaping their personalities. Perhaps it will not be an exaggeration to say that sometimes such encounters are more important for the personal growth of students than the formal aspect of education.
As any student entering the campus, I have certain expectations regarding my future studies and, of course, my potential classmates. However, the latter portion of expectations is not limited to a list of specific physical or psychological preferences: I perceive my potential classmate as a collective person rather than a separate individual. Of course, this collective classmate consists of individuals with varied cultural backgrounds and academic achievements, diverse living experiences and personal qualities, but all of them are equally important elements of a unique social network that will never repeat again in the future. The potential of this collective classmate in expanding one's views of the world and motivating personal growth is incomparably higher than that of any individual in the entire world.
There are several personal qualities I would prefer to see in those whom will surround throughout my s ...Show more