I am raising a minimun of £1615 to travel and study "Genomics, bioengineering and the human condition" in South Korea for a month, during summer time. My goal as a Philosophy undergraduate is to extend my knowledge on the topic, through the perspective of applied sciences.
My name is Marios Anastasiadis and I am a first year undergraduate at the University of Essex. I am reading Philosophy and I have been studying about Classics and Philosophy since my early high school years. I speak a few foreign languages such as Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, and I enjoy traveling whenever I'm given the chance. I originally come from Greece, the land where tremendous achievements in the field of Philosophy were made and as such it did not take long before I fell in love with the subject. Attending PNU's summer school in South Korea will be a dream come true, as it combines everything I am interested in (Philosophy, science, technology, languages, culture, traveling,biology) and it will also give me the unique opportunity to examine purely philosophical matters from a scientific perspective.
why south korea and Pusan?
To begin with, this trip combines and will enhance my knowledge on everything I am interested in, from culture, to biology and philosophy!
Specifically, I will get to study Biology related subjects, such as Genomics and Bioengineering, on an academic level at a world-class university, which will then enable me to examine the Human Condition and other Philosophical matters from the perspective of applied sciences, which is a greatly appreciated skill in my sector(Philosophy/ Humanities).
Moreover, this trip will allow me to a explore a culture that has always intrigued me, and through the university's "buddy program" (which assigns a local student the task of helping an exchange student adapt and explore the culture), I will be able to get the full experience of living and studying in South Korea!
To continue with, attending PNU's summer school will prepare me accordingly for my postgraduate studies by equipping me with part of the necessary qualifications needed to study courses that involve both Philosophy and applied Sciences.
Last but not least, this overseas experience is a great opportunity to spread the Essex Spirit and values around the world, while enriching my CV!
where will the money go?
The money will be used to cover the flights to and from South Korea, as well as the costs for tuition fees, insurances and visa.
- Room and board, field trips and other course related activities £615
- Flights £800
- Living costs £200
- If I manage to raise more than my minimum goal, I plan to extend my experience of Korean culture by taking a 3 day trip to Seoul with other local and exchange students, aprox. £300
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