Martin has only been at Goshen for a year, but so far he’s participated in multiple mainstage theater productions and performed in two school talent shows — winning one — as well as making friends with people of all different races, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations and cultures. In his words, “if I had such a crazily incredible amount of experiences after only my first year here, I can only imagine what the next three will hold.” Meet more Goshen students and read their stories.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE GOSHEN?
“Focusing on the larger picture of college, I was really attracted to Goshen’s stance on peace, equality and environmental protection. Focusing solely on areas of study, I chose Goshen for their music and theater programs, which essentially combine the grandeur of the performing arts with an intimate and in-depth learning environment, in and out of the classroom.”
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES HAVE YOU HAD HERE?
“Looking back at my first year at Goshen, I can’t believe I was not only able to but encouraged to be a part of so many activities on campus, activities that were both fun and life-changing. I’ve had really cool opportunities to be involved in both our fall and spring main stage for our theater department, along with several music groups and performances.”
WHAT MAKES GOSHEN DIFFERENT?
“I think it’s all about how passionate everyone is about what they do. Whether they are a student or a professor, I’ve never met one person who is meandering through their day so that they can eventually get a paycheck that will get them through life. The kind of people I’ve met here are the ones that want to impact the world with their education, their stories and their experiences.”
WHAT SHOULD EVERY GC STUDENT EXPERIENCE?
“Sometimes you’re doing your homework with someone in the Connector late at night, or perhaps you strike up a casual conversation with someone right before you head back to your dorm room. You talk longer than expected, and before you know it, your conversation becomes much more deep and enlightening than originally intended. Suddenly it’s the morning! These impulsive conversations turned into some of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.”