Residence: Shenzhen, China
School: Houde Academy
Intended major: Politics, Economics
Age during program: Grade 10
Hector is an inquisitive student who is interested in politics, economics, and sociology. He thoroughly enjoyed an Anthropology module at school last year and this motivated him to sign up for a course in Comparative Government.
What challenges did he face?
- Hector can be overly-zealous, which often caused discussions diverging into many different topics. In the early stages of research, this is good practice to brainstorm different topics, however one needs to focus on one research topic eventually.
A lecturer in Urban Studies and Sociology at University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Urban Health and Criminal Justice. He is passionate in the research areas of health, criminal justice, gender, social psychology, and the military.
How did our program help him?
- Under the mentor’s guidance, Hector wrote a very strong final paper. He managed to pull together multiple sources of information and make a compelling argument.
- Hector learnt to engage and decipher research papers that are some levels higher than what he was used to.