I am a fifteen year-old American who is living in Nepal for my sophomore year. My favorite classes are world history and environmental science, and I love to think about problems that we are confronting in the world today. My favorite hobbies outside of school include language learning, fishing and sailing, playing tennis and traveling. I am in debate club and drama club, both of which I enjoy, and I play the oboe and the trumpet in our schools band and jazz band ensembles respectively. My father is a professor at Michigan State University, and my mother is a doctor at the Michigan State University clinic, Olin. I plan to return to the U.S. after this school year to finish high school there.