"In making admissions decisions, we give consideration, among other things, to diversity factors (including but not limited to racial or ethnic group identification, cultural, linguistic or economic group; sexual orientation; or other factors), obstacles that applicants have overcome, and/or discrimination that you have experienced. If you choose, please submit a separate statement (in addition to the required personal statement) discussing any or all of these issues to the extent they apply to you."
Describe how your background or experiences will contribute to or enhance the diversity of the community (e.g. based on your culture, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ideology, age, socioeconomic status, academic background, employment experience, etc.).
However 99% of the diversity statements samples that I see are either about race, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. SO, my question is, does my background warrant a diversity statement:
I grew up moving around a lot, I've lived in 2 countries, 4 states, major cities, small towns, rural communities. I have attended large public schools, tiny private schools, international schools. The longest I ever spent living in one place was college. I've also also traveled to over 40 states, and over 25 countries. My experiences moving and travelling have had a large effect on me so I drafted a diversity statement, but then when i started looking at samples I realized mine was not what others would consider 'real diversity'. But it fits the prompts, so what do you think?