“Being in international development and having all the different cultures, people groups and ethnicities around helps me to become more diverse (in my thinking).” – Hannah Hornibrook
Hannah Hornibrook [BA 2022] is a Business Administration – International Development major, minoring in Linguistics. The opportunity to pursue this unique combination of study is what attracted her most to Tyndale. She also loves how the university reflects the people of Toronto in its cultural diversity. “Being in international development and having all the different cultures, people groups and ethnicities around helps me to become more diverse (in my thinking) and understand people more than I think I would at a different post-secondary institution,” she shares.
It’s easy to see why this particular program felt like a perfect fit for Hannah. Growing up, her family lived in various locations across the globe, which exposed her to a range of cultures and languages that have shaped her dramatically. She’s multilingual and has spent time in Malawi, Paraguay, Thailand and Mexico. Her family also has a strong business background, giving Hannah a slant for economics.
Hannah is the recipient of the President’s Scholarship of Distinction and is grateful for the support and encouragement she receives in her studies. Suffering from multiple sports-related concussions, she struggled with a recurrence of her symptoms this past year. Throughout this challenge, Tyndale made adjustments for her needs, making sure she received assistance throughout her academic year. “I had accommodations that were so helpful. They relieved so much stress,” she notes.
She knows there are many avenues available to her in the future. Within her field of study, she’s most fervent about education as part of sustainable development in countries around the world. One option she’s considering is applying to Tyndale’s Bachelor of Education program. Her hope is to help reform education systems worldwide, providing greater access for children who need it most.
Next year, Hannah will take on the position of International Student, Student Assistant at Tyndale. This position helps international students by welcoming them and helping them integrate into the community. It’s a job experience that’s perfect for what she wants to do someday.
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