Mentorship Programme Mentee: Shen Yan

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Shen Yan

University of California, Riverside

King’s College London, Spring 2015

“Having Violet as a mentor during my trip abroad enhanced my overall experience. I was one of those kids who never left home for more than 30 miles, never left my parents for more than 2 weeks. I struggled the most among my peers because of my background and age. However, as I got more involved with London life and actively participated in the mentorship program, I gained a new confidence that could not have been otherwise obtained. Violet has a similar academic background as me and we had a great time connecting. She and I shared experiences of our trips abroad. I learned to step out of my comfort zone with the support of my mentor. Thanks for everything UCEAP and Violet, the mentorship program really helped me out.”