Marc Christian '10
Germany and United States
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Mathematics
My name is Marc Christian of the Class of 2010 and I am majoring in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Mathematics. I am a dual citizen (global nomad, or third culture kid), born and raised in Hamburg, Germany where I attended the International School of Hamburg. When I chose to come to Wooster I took many factors into consideration such as: size (students and faculty), reputation, major possibilities, financial aid, and percentage of international students. I was looking for a small school with a high faculty to student ratio, reputation for serving a rigorous program of study, diversity of majors (and ability to combine majors well), offering substantial financial aid packages, and finally a school which made an active effort to recruit and foster international students on a personal level. Wooster fit all of these criteria well, and when it came down to the final decision, Wooster simply won, especially in the financial aid section.
If I were asked to describe Wooster in three words, I would use: open, engaging, and friendly. Wooster is the kind of place where everyone is able to be involved in any organization. As a science major I am involved in multiple Math and Biochemistry clubs, but also in other organizations such as Model United Nations, Residence Life, and badminton club. Anybody applying to Wooster should understand the incredible impact that attending this college will have on your life. The teaching styles of the professors will challenge you and make you want to perform well. The students here are open minded, and the interactions will improve your body and mind alike. I would never consider another school after experiencing Wooster.