What languages can you speak?
Romanian, English, French and Russian.
What extracurricular activities are you involved with on campus?
On campus I am part of the Addison Ambassadors Program and am generally very active in the school's art community. I was also a DramaLab producer over winter & fall.
What are your favorite thing(s) on campus?
One of my favorite things here is, ironically enough, the walk from my dorm to the main buildings on the centre of the campus, like the lib or Commons. I live in Abbot, so my dorm is a little further away than most people's– the peaceful strolls I take in the evening or early in the morning, seeing the sunset in particular, calms me down. Also, the cookies they serve at the Addison during Wednesday study nights are sooooo good!
How does Andover compare to your home?
I think the only similarity between Andover and Chisinau (the city I live in) is our presence, fundamental to the proper functioning of the environment here. Being teenagers, every place we are in becomes more energetic, every experience more vivid and much more powerful. Even though I age differently here from back home, with different liberties and worries across the two places, all of us, anywhere, I think, are aiming for the common goal of being happy with who we are and have a similar set of moral values.
Briefly talk about an interesting experience you had while visiting another part of the world (if applicable).
Last spring, I visited the city of Odessa, in Ukraine, with a bunch of friends (I was still in Moldova at the time). We only had one night to spare, so we tried to make the most out of our time there. At day-time, we took the oldest and shadiest ferry and went along the Ukranian coastline; at night-time, we decided it would be fun to get McDonald's at 1 a.m., so we walked around the city until we found a 24/7 drive-thru. Apparently no one cares if you don't have a car, as long as you stand in line. I had the best McFlurry of my life that night. Afterwards, we returned to our hotel rooms, only to realize that we were stationed not that far off from the beach– it only took us a couple of blankets and wrong turns along the way to get there and catch my first proper sunrise, from complete darkness to early morning. It was one of the most serene moments of my life.