Noam Calev ’24

Hometown: Kfar Saba, Israel

Minors: Environmental Studies & Urban Stories

Noam’s student spotlight: 

I graduated from high school in Israel in 2012. During my years in the educational system, I was always a conformist. I never looked for a purpose, always followed the rules and did everything as expected. Like most high school graduates, I joined the Israeli Defense Force, and after completing two years of service, I packed my bags and traveled to the other side of the world.

When I decided to start my academic journey at the CofC, I was uncertain about which path to choose. For over two decades I have been taught to respect the natural environment and I also enjoy the artistic aspects of historic preservation. I thought urban studies would give me the tools to create a connection between this architecture and design, and my desire to create an eco-friendlier world.

I had an inspiring meeting with my academic advisor where I decided to major in General Studies by combining the environmental studies minor with the urban studies minor. I knew this interdisciplinary combination would give me the opportunity to promote my ideas and use the skills I acquired once I graduated from college.

I’ve met wonderful people during classes and, most importantly, I feel how my inner world is getting richer by the day, how I am expressing myself, and using all the strengths and experience I collected during the years to become a better student and a better person.

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