I’m Sowmya Uppili Raghavan, and am headed for the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific from 2014-2016. I am confident that through my upcoming UWC experience, I will get to mingle with future thought leaders and change inspirers. A UWC education is a glimpse into the world of tomorrow, alongside the people who will shape it for the better. I can’t wait to learn, live and laugh with teenagers hailing from all corners of the world. Another Pearson-specific aspect that I’m excited about most would be preparing for and watching the respective Regional Days and the school-led ‘One World’ concert.
Outside school, I enjoy embarking on island wide treks with my friends, exploring hidden green areas of cosmopolitan Singapore. For example, I once came across a secret abandoned Japanese shrine nestled within Macritchie Reservoir that was built during the wartime occupation. Exploring hidden treasures from Singapore’s past is something that allows me to connect closer with my home.
I also like attending and participating in open-mic poetry slams, endurance running and improving my Spanish.
Contrary to popular perception, Singapore is far from being a sterile, stringent and sober island. She is alive, beautiful and a land filled with opportunities. She is also a city constantly in progress -
little is spared to pursue excellence in industry, enterprise and education. Her culture and cuisine is a delightful mix of many countries. Just take a walk down a street and one would be able to hear and see a myriad of people living together. The multicultural aspect of Singapore is something the UWC community would definitely enjoy.