My life revolves around travel. Growing up, my parents led me around the world to see the realities of life in different countries and cultures, and in turn to think critically about life in the United States. I learned about the world's major problems and how inspiring individuals and organizations across the globe are trying to make life better for those who are suffering. When I looked for a program for college, Global Liberal Studies stood out: It would allow me to travel and to approach my studies from a global perspective. Indeed, the Social Foundations and Cultural Foundations classes provided me with a well-rounded historical and theoretical basis to build upon for everything I studied. And my junior year in Tel Aviv was the most defining feature of my education. The opportunity to actually build a life in a foreign country, as opposed to just visiting, allowed me to really understand the society of my adopted country. I believe that GLS has provided me with everything I need to attain my goal of becoming a successful human rights lawyer. I have now traveled to 66 countries, been accepted to some amazing law schools, and have written a 110-page thesis. I owe much of these accomplishments, and my approach to the world, to GLS.