You read right! I’m TRANSFERRING! I am so excited to start at UNC Charlotte. I decided to leave UNC Asheville because I felt as if it wasn’t the right fit for me. First, it doesn’t have a public health major, and that is what I will be pursuing at UNCC. Why public health? Although I love to write and originally wanted to be a writer when I came to UNCA, I realized something. Sure, I can publish articles for forever, but will the words I say really mean something to someone besides my parents and grandparents? I don’t think so, honestly.
Another driving force behind my application is the size of the school. With hundreds of clubs/organizations and a population SIX TIMES that of UNCA, I honestly think that I will get more of a college experience when surrounded by so many people. In some ways, UNCA is a lot like high school – the close knit community and the small freshman class. Don’t get me wrong! I appreciate the community aspect of the university, but feel a little compressed. I feel as if I have seen every face of every student who goes to this school. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I am excited to get a fresh start with a school that has a large pool of people to befriend and get to know. The Study Abroad program is HUGE at UNCC. Just last night I was looking around on the Study Abroad website and found more than 5 study abroad programs specifically for Public Health majors! With these opportunities, I will be able to put my passion for women’s health to work and really make a difference. I will be living in an off campus apartment with 3 random roommates assigned by the complex itself. I am excited to have my own bedroom and bathroom and – BEST NEWS EVER! – my very own WALK IN closet. I can’t wait to see what Charlotte, NC has in store for me!