Hello everyone! Before pouring in my experiences I had in and out of McDaniel, I would like to give a short introduction of myself first, otherwise you all would be wondering who is this person coming all of a sudden with a flight route. So my name is Lamia Rhymee. I come from the opposite side of the world as you can see from Dhaka, Bangladesh (It is a whole day flight. Trust me, it’s not easy especially if you have motion sickness.). I joined McDaniel in Fall 2013. I got to know about McDaniel College from two of my cousins who graduated from McDaniel College, one in 1996 and the other in 1998. The main reason I wanted to come here in US for my undergraduate years was because I found liberal arts approach of teaching a valuable one; this learning approach has not been successfully established in my country yet. The curriculum is rigid there and you need to know what specialization you are going to do beforehand when you start college. But I wanted my options to be flexible. I found liberal arts curriculum necessary because it targets a student’s holistic growth- personal, social, professional and intellectual. I was in search of a place where I could fulfill this motive and satisfy my diverse interests. McDaniel College with its own McDaniel Plan seemed to be the place for me. This college believes in that growth. I liked the idea of fulfilling this McDaniel Plan as a graduation requirement. It ensures that a student is taking courses from multiple diverse fields.