Statement of Purpose
The most important thing I have learned after leaving university, is perhaps to be open-minded. Keeping an open-mind helped me build friendships with people all over the world, made it easier for me to understand other culture's values and ethics. It also gave me courage to make the decision to return to formal education and get a degree in a field that I am passionate about.
Communication, especially on a global scale has long been an endless source of fascination for me. It is a diverse subject that serves as a gateway to understanding humanity. A beautiful tool that helps people to converse and create collaborations on a global level. Communication is a human phenomenon that can be exciting, demanding, sanguine, and at times challenging. With the correct interpretation of cultural codes and standards, coordination among different cultures can be improved. This is one of the many reasons I am passionate about studying International Communication.
I was born in Turkey, to Israeli parents. I believe that my background has given me a diverse international perspective, and made me more aware of the issues that minorities face. I have always been interested in social studies in my school years, during which I obtained excellent grades in Literature, World History, and Psychology. I graduated from high school with honours and a GPA of 4.31. In 2004 I successfully applied to Durham University to study Business Finance. Unfortunately, due to family problems I was unable to finish my course. During this difficult time in my life I let my studies slip to concentrate on my welfare and left University at the end of my second year. I travelled through Europe for a year to do soul-searching, to find I want to do with my life. My year-long journey made me realise the value of self-reliance, maturity, integrity, humanity, and most important, having an open-mind. Letting go of a familiar path to build a future based on my passion was a difficult decision, but is a decision I am proud of. It helped me grow as a person. After gaining work experience in various jobs, I have joined my family's...