Rebekah Wong, a junior from Singapore, plays touch rugby with the men’s club team. In the absence of a Westmont women’s squad, the resident assistant for Clark Halls manages the men’s team. “I’ve made a lot of friends through rugby,” she says.
A communications studies major, Rebekah conducts research about differing social media usage among college students in Singapore and the United States.
“I hope to return home with the ability to think more critically about issues outside of my own personal bubble and help the community more,” she says. “At Westmont, people really care about the community and participate in things like Urban Initiative and Potter’s Clay. I never thought much about it, but I’m surrounded by people who are passionate about community, and they inspire me.”
Rebekah came to the United States for frequent vacations with her family but experienced some culture shock her first year at Westmont. “Good friends and cool professors were understanding and accepting, and they encouraged me,” she says. “At Westmont, being surrounded by other believers and learning from professors who integrate faith into their teaching helps me grow in my faith.”
We come to Westmont from every walk of life. Each of us unique. All of us eager to learn from the others. And even though we’re a diverse community of artists, activists, athletes, musicians, scholars, gamers, and dreamers, we’re connected by a common thread: our deep love for Jesus Christ. You’ll feel His presence in every club you join, game you play, and country you visit. And it’s here, among this culture of Christian values and infinite possibilities, that you’ll discover your passion (or two, or three).
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