Tenzin Y Dongchung

Northern India to Wellesley College, USA

"I was a Tibetan living in India. Although I lived all of my life in Dharamsala, a small bustling town in North India, I grew up in a small Tibetan community in exile. Currently, I am a second-year student at Wellesley College in Boston, US. I am pursuing a bachelors degree in International Relations. After finishing my postgraduate degree, I want to become a journalist and a freelance writer. I want to lend voice to causes like the Tibetan issue which deserves to be heard.

From my humble beginnings in a relatively unknown town in India, I have been blessed with amazing opportunities to study in the US. This became possible because Atlantic College happened to me. Because of the noble vision and generosity of the Horizon Foundation, I was able to study there for two years. My two years in Atlantic College proved to be one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life so far. Through the most inspiring friendships I found in AC, I have learned to appreciate the potential of diversity. This intellectual yet personal journey has convinced me even more to open up my world and continue to challenge and learn. After all, as long as you are willing to learn, this adventure will never stop.

Simply spoken, I will not be where I am today without the Horizon scholarship. I thank you for making such an education possible. It has made a difference in my life and I am sure it did for many other lives as well."