Duke boasts a diverse, global student body, cutting-edge research opportunities, and top-tier athletics programs.
Although the institution is known for its world-class academics and research facilities, very few schools’ possess as much school spirit as Duke at sporting events.
Indeed, students who attend Duke are able to receive the benefits of attending a prestigious university while simultaneously enjoying the fruits of a “work-hard, play-hard” culture (not that the two are mutually exclusive by definition, but having both is not that common).
This sort of essay implies that you jumped directly into the metaphorical trenches of cultural barrier-smashing – you weren’t an observer; rather, you were actually a participant in the diversity that you are referencing.
Now, if you’re someone who has never even left your homogenous hometown before, you may be feeling pretty stumped on this question. Keep in mind that this question is asks “share a perspective you bring or experiences you’ve had to help us understand you better-perhaps related to a community you belong to.” Notice that the definition of a “community” is relatively open-ended.