My name is Stephen Gordon and i’m student from Chicago, Illinois, currently doing undergraduate studies in Upper Iowa University in Business Administration. I recently just completed my first year of college at the UIU Fayette, Iowa campus. This will be my first time out of the country. I find this to be a lifetime experience and the beginning to a new chapter in my life. I love to read and learn about new cultures. Also, I love to network and meet new people.
I try to be involved as much as possible on campus. That’s not an easy task with class in session. However, I am a member of the Student Development Team and I was on the Housing Committee here at the Upper Iowa Fayette Campus. Also, this past school year I was a member of International Student Association, ISA. I was recently elected by my peers in ISA to a leading role as Secretary of Internationa Student Association, ISA.
I am attending this trip because I have a passion for learning about other cultures. I have a passion for helping others and bettering other communities if possible. My passion came about years ago, because I come from a community that needs help. So therefore I feel this is a start to help better my community and jumpstart part of my career as a community activist/politician someday.