University Offers: Grad’21

Emiko hopes to attend UBC to study Economics

Emiko Araki – University of British Columbia

Congratulations to Emiko who received offers from the University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Glasgow, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. She hopes to attend UBC and study Food and Resource Economics.

“I hope to attend the University of British Columbia next year because of the location and the major I intend to pursue – Food and Resource Economics. Specialising in the economics of global food markets will allow me to examine critical issues in both local and global food production and distribution through an economics perspective.”

“Some of the factors which were important to me when applying were the quality of teaching, the clubs and societies offered and the availability of co-operative education opportunities. Doing a co-op will help me expand my knowledge by learning practical skills, which may not be taught in a classroom.”

“Economics has always been my favourite subject ever since (I)GCSE. What I find interesting is that it can explain the reasons behind decision-making due to scarcity. It has helped me gain analytical skills by seeing the cost and benefits of every decision, big or small. Essentially, economics explains a lot about the world we live in. It helps us to understand how we got to where we are, and how to get to where we want to go.”

“Throughout my nine years at Bangkok Patana, I have been heavily involved in sports. I love playing with my teammates as they always push me to train harder and it also helps clear my mind when I get stressed from IB.”