Since I was brought up in Japan, where humility is considered as one of the virtues, it was very difficult for me to be confident about myself and to sell my strengths. In my university application process, not only did Noa offer me interview practice and give me detailed feedback from the interviewer perspective, she also mentally supported me and kept my motivation to realize my dream. As a result, I could get an offer from UCL medical school as an international student, despite the intense competition. Her approach was extremely focused on individuals, so that I could gradually gain confidence and overcome the disadvantage in English as a non-native speaker.
Noa also widened my perspective and helped me winning a scholarship for a summer program for undergraduates on global politics. I am very grateful for her, not only for helping me achieve my goals but also for growing me as a person through these experiences.