David Chappell

Class of 2018

United Kingdom

About Me
I’m currently 22 years old and originally from the United Kingdom, where I spent nearly all of my life prior to joining Yale-NUS. I enjoy simple things, like morning cups of tea and mountain walks in Scotland. I also recently got engaged to a fellow student here!

Why I Chose Yale-NUS
A lot of reasons. I was very excited by how new it was and the possibility of helping to shape it. I loved how small it was and the great student to teacher ratio. I’d never been to Asia before and really wanted to explore this part of the world. I wanted a broader education and the common curriculum sounded like a fantastic approach to this. To top it all off, the people I met at my Experience Yale-NUS Weekend (EYW) were the most awesome people I’d ever met.

What I Love Most About Yale-NUS
The people. When I first came to EYW I remember writing to a friend to tell them that I had never felt more at home. Everyone is community orientated, multi-talented and above all caring. I can honestly say that they are the best group of people I have ever met. I am marrying one of them after all.

Best Moment I’ve Had at Yale-NUS
Finding out that Yale-NUS was going to adopt gender neutral housing. I’d been working on that as part of the student government for nearly a month and didn’t actually expect it to happen. Kyle Farley, the Dean of Students at the time, told me the college had agreed to our suggestion at an EYW dinner. I was so excited I just kept shaking his hand

Random Fact about Yale-NUS
There’s a random toilet at the bottom of Cendana College that almost no-one knows about. To get to it, you have to go down a long unsigned corridor by the lift lobby and it’s at the very end. I have no idea why it’s there (there are already toilets by the lift lobby) but I love that it is.

David Chappell