Alicia Ebisawa (Field's 2013-2017)

Currently in her final year at UCL
Alicia Ebisawa

What A Levels did you study?

French, Spanish, Japanese and Maths

If you went to university, where did you go and what did you study? If you didn’t go to university, what did you do instead?

University College London (UCL), BA French and Spanish (4 years)

What are you doing now and what plans do you have for the future?

Currently in my final year at UCL. I am pursuing master’s in either Communication or International Development at LSE or St Andrews in order to secure a position in a global organisations such as the UN to contribute to international efforts in the field of Humanitarian Aid.

What influence has Lancing had on your life?

Made me adaptable to any kind of environment, increased my social skills, and most importantly consolidated my belief that everything in life is learnable.

What hobbies or interests did you pick up during your time at Lancing?

I was involved in the rock band workshops on Thursday evenings where I enjoyed playing the guitar with my pals. My interests (which evolved into my passion) in languages were intensified during my time at Lancing as well. The Modern Language Department is amazing at Lancing.

Are you still in touch with people you met at Lancing?

Yes I am, teachers who taught me included.

What OL activities have you taken part in since you left (i.e. OL sports events, Business Networks etc.)?

No OL activities in particular. I have visited Lancing to see my teachers from GCSEs and A-Levels a couple of times. I would love to take part in such events in the future.

What advice would you give to a new pupil who is about to start at Lancing?   

Make the most of teachers’ clinics. Don’t worry too much about being homesick. Other students who you’ll befriend will make you feel like Lancing is your second home.