Rotary Foundation – Rotary Scholar
Unurtsetseg Ulaankhuu, our outbound scholar from D3450 for 2013-14, left her home town Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 20 September and arrived safely in London to start a new chapter in her life. She is now studying at King’s College of London, doing her Master Degree in Development Economics and Policy.
Whilst exploring the new city and her school, she is also meeting new people and making new friends. At the recent Rotary Scholars Orientation, she met DG Dick Nathan and the other 23 scholars who came from United States, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, and Malta. She is of course, the only Mongolian and everyone was intrigue to meet her.
Here is a letter from Unur and a few photos for sharing.
Rotary Scholarship SubCommittee Chair
Letter from Rotary Scholar – Unur
We all came across point in life that shaped our life for the better – I believe we can all say joining Rotary family was one of them. This year has been very special for me as I am privileged with immense opportunity to study in London, United Kingdom which made possible because of generous contributions from Rotarians. I am proud to say that I am selected as a very first Global Grant Scholar from our RI District 3450 and Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar. It is my life-defining moment to enrich my perspectives towards world we live in through my study and through Rotary.
I will be studying MSc in Emerging Economies and International Development at King’s College London. It is a third oldest university in England founded by King George IV in 1829 and ranked 19th in the world by QS University World Rankings. As my university located in heart of London, it makes my journey more exciting to access all that London can offer. London attracts the best from around the world for cultural, business, political, media and sporting events – its diversity makes it one of the greatest capitals.
This year Rotary in London (RID 1130) will be hosting 24 scholars from all around the world, most of them are from USA and Japan. My host Rotary club is RC of London which is first club chartered outside of North America in 1911. As my sponsor club RC of Ulaanbaatar and host club RC of London bears names of the Capital cities of the two countries I hope to be a solid bridge between a the two clubs and of course, my home district 3450.
Through the course of my study, I will be sharing my experience, my involvement in Rotary and bits and pieces about London and UK, please travel with me from beginning of my lifetime journey!
Until next time,