I have always been fascinated by Asian cultures, so SOAS was my clear choice for postgraduate study. It has been amazing to study under the guidance of lecturers who are true professionals in their fields and to learn about their fascinating research projects. This has helped me to expand my own knowledge and aspirations. What makes SOAS so unique is its extremely positive atmosphere, where students share a passion for studying remote cultures. My time spent outside the classroom talking with other SOAS students has been just as enriching and inspiring, and has greatly expanded my horizons. Though I came to SOAS without a clear vision of my future direction, both the broad variety of lectures available as well as the support from the university has helped me to recognise things I am most passionate about and the path I want to take upon graduation. I really believe that there is no other place quite like SOAS and it is somewhere that has to be experienced.