I came here [Philadelphia] about five years ago through the Cultural Exchange Program. I’m originally from Poland. I just felt like something was missing in my life. I’m a very ambitious person, so I decided to sign up for college at CCP.  I do have a big interest in numbers so I decided to major in Business.

I was very curious and terrified at the same time to start at the College—but I kept an open mind. When I walked onto campus, I was shocked. I thought it would be a lot smaller, but it’s huge! I love it! One of my professors is actually non-binary, and I’ve never met someone like that before. It’s very inspirational to be around different kinds of people to open my perspective. I love it here!

Editor’s Note: Paulina plans to obtain her Associate’s degree here at Community College of Philadelphia, next attending Temple University’s Fox School of Business to major in Finance or Accounting.