Hello! I’m Madeline. This is my freshman year at Johns Hopkins. I’m from Baltimore, Maryland (and an honorary citizen of Berkeley, California as well). I am an International Studies major, with a specialization in Arabic. Why Hopkins?
One of the best aspects of Hopkins is the richness of the student body—and the large presence of International students. Homewood’s campus really does bring the world to Baltimore through its students that hail from around the world. I also love that Hopkins has no core requirements, which enables students to choose the classes that interest them most. My Fall 2012 Classes Included . . .
• Second Year Arabic
• Contemporary International Politics
• The Medieval WorldSpring 2013
• Second Year Arabic (part II)
• Brazilian Culture and Civilization
• Law Psychology : Clinical ApplicationFall 2013
• Third Year Arabic
• Power and Racism
• Topics in Postwar European Art
• Arab-Israeli Conflict
• The Archaeology of Imaginary, Entangled, Hybrid Globalizations
• An Anthropology of the City My Extracurriculars
: I am a member of the Johns Hopkins Debate Team. I love debate. It’s so much fun to discuss issues that range from nuclear weapons in Iran to a Soda Ban. On the team, we have the opportunity to travel often and meet students from so many different colleges in the country. This activity definitely has challenged me and improved my ability to think quickly and then express myself (semi-coherently). Foreign Affairs Symposium:
This is such a great activity. This club is responsible for choosing speakers, and then planning and organizing the Foreign Affairs Symposium, which brings speakers to campus to discuss important contemporary issues. Previous speakers include Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, Thomas Friedman and Francis Fukuyama!Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Conference
: This is an activity focused on preparing for the conference Johns Hopkins hosts in February for high school Model United Nations. We are expecting over 1,600 students from across the nation. I am involved in the legal committee and am really eager to research the cases that the students will discuss during the conference. I can’t wait until the February conference is here!SAAB
: The Student Admissions Advisory Board is comprised of the students on these forums that get to help out prospective students! We’re here to allow students to get a clearer picture of what life is actually like at Hopkins. Dorm Life
I have an adorably-decorated dorm room in AMR I. I love the location of the dorm, which is conveniently on the freshman quad. It’s great to be on campus and near many of my friends in the AMR II as well. Follow me!
I love to blog and so please check out my posts that can be found here: http://blogs.hopkins-interactive.com/2016/author/madeline/
I’m happy to answer any questions, so . . . post away!
All the best,