The student body at my school varies so much. We're all so different in so many ways, but the one thing in common that we have is that we know that massage is what we want to do.
We are very diverse in every way possible. Half the students were working and the other half were under un-employment. We have people of all different ethnic backgrounds, and different races. We most certainly have a huge range of religious backgrounds, almost everyone is a different religion completely. In my specific class we had 3 people out of 13 who were homosexuals (but two of those students dropped out, so only one finished the year). When it was time to go to the next semester you can feel the tension between one of the instructors and the student who was gay. The instructor would always make fun of the student behind his back and threaten to cut his bangs off when he was sleeping. Which is extreamly unappropiate because the student got excellent grades, never was disrespectful, and came to class and clinic on time. No reason for the instructor to be saying those rude things towards him. EVER.That was the only challenge that we had, and yes i do say "we" because as a class we bonded and if you hurt one of us, its like hurting all of us.