4 June 2018
Quoting Robert Louis Stephenson ('There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign'), I would like to talk about my life as an international student. Read more…
Course: MSc Public Health
I am Sagnika Chakraborty and I am pursuing my Masters degree in Public Health.
I come from the country of diversity in its majestic cultures and tradition: India. More precisely from the 300-year-old city of Kolkata; formerly known as Calcutta (East India). The city is also known as the ‘City of Joy’. Even though I belong to that city, I have spent my childhood living in various cities of North, South and West India learning the culture and language of the place among 22 official languages spoken in India. Hence being at new places and adapting to a new culture and life has been a piece of cake for me!
One of my favourite quotes is ‘When in Rome, do as Romans do’ and I do follow that as the trick to adapting to new places. I completed my schooling and pursued my undergraduate degree in Optometry and Vision Sciences. After my graduation, I completed a fellowship and specialised further in the field of optometry and worked as an eye care professional, for a few months, at clinics. Pursuing a Masters degree had been my goal since then and while I was looking at my postgraduate options, I worked as a research assistant for a short time on a research project.
Coming from the cultural capital of India, I have also learnt the classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam, pursued classical Indian traditional music and played the synthesizer. I have actively taken part in cultural program of dance, music, drama and annual events at my schools and college throughout my student life. My hobbies include reading books, watching movies and series. I have immense love for travelling as well.