I am certain that I would not have received my full-ride scholarship from Yale University without all of the incredible support that I received from Latymer. Thank you so much to all the staff and students who have assisted me throughout this exciting journey. Special thanks to Mr Wakefield, Miss Sturley and Mr Davis who were at the heart of my US application, by writing my university references (completely different to UCAS), and who took time out of their busy schedules to provide me with unparalleled advice.
The biggest attraction of applying to US universities is the academic flexibility offered which entails tailoring your degree to suit your interests. For instance, I would be able to double major in Economics and History, whilst taking modules ranging from quantum mechanics to molecular biology to theatre studies. Moreover, the US spans six time zones and has a great diversity in geography and cultures, which provides you with a unique opportunity to immerse yourself into unfamiliar territory. I cannot wait to begin my adventure at Yale; the university promotes a liberal arts programme which amalgamates extraordinary breadth with sufficient depth. For me, that elasticity outstrips those of the rigidly-defined UK undergraduate courses I may have otherwise taken.
I would also like to take this opportunity to really thank the Sutton Trust and US-UK Fulbright Commission. The Sutton Trust US Programme provided me with invaluable guidance in every single step throughout this lengthy process. The programme included: a week-long visit to the US, four UK based residentials involving comprehensive admissions advice, unlimited support from a dedicated team of knowledgeable advisors, in-depth admissions test preparation and guidance for parents & teachers. What makes all of this such an unmatched bargain is that all costs are covered by the Sutton Trust. I would urge all students entering Year 12 to consider applying for this exceptional opportunity.
I am more than happy to provide any assistance to future Latymerian applicants to the US and to help promote this increasingly popular pathway.