One of the four core pillar that identified Westminster, the school I attended straight from kindergarten to my sophomore year, was forward thinking. Consequently, when I started high school, a question that hovered over me was, What Next? This is when I began my college research process and found Gettysburg College. A look at the website was enough to tell me everything I needed to know. Gettysburg College was a place where sheltered, liberal artists, like me, would be able to spread their wings and thrive. The presence of a TEDx annual event on campus proved me right further as I saw that it was a place where my mind can develop and where I would be able to know who I am, rather than just add a degree to my résumé for opportunities in the work environment. Another thing that struck me as unique here is the Film studies minor which I wanted to take up but didnt find elsewhere. After living in the Metropolitan cities of Cairo and Dubai for a majority of my life, my craving for the small town life where sirens and whistles arent a dominant part of the day has heightened and so the location is a huge part of the reason I yearn to move here. Gettysburg Colleges campus already feels like home; I believe it will provide a stimulating environment to which I belong.