Our supplemental essay focuses on a critical aspect of Colgate’s education. This year’s supplemental essay question is:
“At Colgate we value global awareness and the diverse perspectives of our students. Through travel, students are able to experience different cultures and take advantage of new opportunities that can make our community richer when they return to campus. If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world during your time at Colgate, where would you go, and why?”
I met a lot of students this fall who asked me if there is a particular country or answer that we’re looking for. Nope! Be creative and honest. Two-thirds of Colgate students study off campus. Last year they traveled to 33 different countries. For your essay you do not need to pick or discuss one of Colgate’s study abroad programs — invent your own. And remember, “why” is the most important part of the question.
The picture above was taken on the Isle of Skye during my semester abroad in Scotland. It was truly a transformative experience for me and instilled a passion for global travel.
We look forward to reading your essay about your upcoming adventures!