Residence: Shenzhen, China
School: Houde Academy
Intended major: Politics, Economics
Age during program: Grade 10
Hector is a curious student with a passion for politics, economics, and sociology. Last year, he had a great time in an Anthropology class at school, which inspired him to enroll in a Comparative Government course.
What challenges did he face?
- Hector has a tendency to be overly enthusiastic, which has resulted in discussions devolving into a slew of diverse themes. It’s a good idea to brainstorm several themes early on in the research process, but eventually students need to decide on one research topic.
The mentor teaches Urban Health and Criminal Justice at the University of Pennsylvania as a lecturer in Urban Studies and Sociology. He is particularly interested in health, criminal justice, gender, social psychology, and military studies.
How did our program help him?
- Hector created a fantastic final paper with the help of his mentor. He was able to construct a strong argument by combining different sources of information.
- Taking more than what his grade can usually handle, Hector learned how to engage with and interpret research articles.