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  1. World Partners

    1. Susan Lee '19

      What languages can you speak?

      My first language is Korean, but I'd say I'm equally fluent in Korean and English now. I'm also learning Spanish in school.

      What extracurricular activities are you involved with on campus?

      On campus I'm involved with WORD, the Andover spoken word club, The Courant, our literary magazine, and other various CAMD/BRACE initiatives. In addition to more time-consuming commitments, I like to unwind in activities like Calligraphy club and Mindfulness Meditation.

      What are your favorite thing(s) on campus?

      I'd probably have to say that my favorite thing on campus is all the hidden spaces throughout. From a pythagorean triangle to dusty side rooms, there are always places to be explored on campus.

      How does Andover compare to your home?

      The suburban setting of Andover is definitely a sharp left turn from the city life of Seoul. I don't have the traffic hum lulling me to sleep, or clean public transport (or any, actually) to get me from one place or another. But there's definitely something about being a little removed from the city, with ample nature around you, that's soothing here at Andover.

      Briefly talk about an interesting experience you had while visiting another part of the world (if applicable).

      When I was little my parents used to take us to Hainan, an island province in Southern China. As a kid, I'd sit by the pool for hours eating these small mangoes called egg mangoes. They were like little nuggets of pure. sugary. gold. And they'd come at like $5 for a dozen. After filling my belly with as many egg mangoes as I could for my weeks in Hainan, I'd come back to Korea, where one single mangle would cost me $15.