Creative Arts and Media
This summer I went to Yale Young Global Scholars, a summer program held by Yale University. It is a 2-week program that involves lectures from professors, seminars conducted by Yale students, and a collaborative project called Capstone that surrounds on a particular topic. I attended the Creative Arts and Media (CAM) session. I went to lectures ranging from mind-boggling discussions about media to illustrating literature. The seminars I chose were about Black Panther on how it affects cultural discourse, pixar shortfilms and how its made, as well as politics of malnutrition.
The session I chose is one of two humanities sessions in the whole program and it did not disappoint. My favorite part of all this would be something called "breakout session" which occurs after each lecture. We are placed in groups of 12 people with 2 instructors and we discuss about what we took out of the lecture. What makes this incredibly interesting is the fact that everyone has different perspectives and it opens my eyes to different ideas that are equally fascinating. I attended several "special meals" with Yale professors and instructors that circled around topics such as "What is Media?", "Mental Health and Wellness", and "Rural Problems".
I took a risk and auditioned for a so-called Speaker Series, very similar with Ted Talk, where I decided to raise awareness of the unseen consequence of climate change, climate refugees. The preparation was nerve-wracking as I had to manage my time for lecture and seminar readings as well. However, I was able to give a successful speech and received wonderful comments.
From all this, of course, I shall cherish the people I have had the pleasure of meeting. I've made such close friends in a short amount of time that I am sure will last for a very long time. I have to say that remembering the IB, I would have accomplished the outcomes of being an inquirer and a risk-taker. I have gone for the extra mile to make the most of this once in a lifetime experience, and I was not afraid to try new things.