My name is Arshi Malhotra, and I am a third-year undergraduate biology student in the Science faculty at the University of British Columbia. I was born in Overland Park, Kansas, and moved to British Columbia at the age of two. Being a dual citizen, and living in close proximity to the Canada-U.S. border, I became increasingly interested in the relationship and community that exists between the two nations.
In my biology classes at UBC, I am learning that a significant component in creating or defining a community is through the interactions that exist between those inhabiting a certain region. Although the United States and Canada are two separate entities, I believe that the sense of community between the residents of each country can be strengthened through increased interactions. With the Corbett Exchange program providing the opportunity to build long-lasting connections with students at the University of Washington, I feel I will have the opportunity to contribute to and strengthen our community.
I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to be part of the 2021-2022 Corbett Exchange Program, and look forward to my next semester at the University of Washington!
The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria to spend three quarters at the University of Washington.