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Li Xiang ‘18: Breaking Barriers
Recent graduate Li Xiang ‘18 spent her senior year studying the Syrian refugee crisis following a volunteer experience at a refugee camp in Berlin last year. Drawn by the complexity and severity of the global concern, the social science major decided to conduct a comparative analysis of refugee policies across different countries.
Graduate Spotlight: Sevi Reyes ‘18
While earning his baccalaureate degree in computer science, Sevi Reyes ‘18 from the Philippines, created a robotic arm to aid those with disabilities, co-founded NYU Shanghai’s tennis team and was Global Vice President of Student Government. After graduation, he’ll be working as a business analyst for Morgan Stanley.
Graduate Spotlight: Alexandru Grigoras
NYU Shanghai is a very unique environment. It has everything a traditional education could offer, but even more than that.
Graduate Spotlight: Nan Zhao
Early on in my childhood, I learned traditional art forms like oil painting and sketching, but I wanted to make art that was meaningful to people and create designs that were a two-way conversation with the audience.
Graduate Spotlight: Defne Inhan
When I told my friends I might go to China for my undergraduate studies, they thought I was crazy,” says Defne Inhan ‘18, from Turkey. But after studying abroad during high school, she knew she wanted to study in an international environment.
Graduate Spotlight: Angelina Ye
At NYU Shanghai we’ve had the opportunity to build something from zero,” says Angelina Ye ‘18, a business and finance major and Shanghai native.
Louis Demetroulakos: A Link Between China and Greece
To speed up his fluency in Chinese during freshman year, Louis Demetroulakos ’18, would stop speaking English every day at 4pm. He used textbook dialogues to converse with cab drivers in Shanghai, and later, while studying away in Tel Aviv would turn cafes into a Chinese-language-only zone to practice with a friend.
A Gap Year at Sea
Still undecided on his major by the end of his sophomore year, NYU Shanghai student Jiaqiao Xiang (Frank), chose to take a gap year that would see him studying and travelling to 11 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. With his journey coming to an end, the Anhui native looks back on his year and shares his advice to NYU Shanghai students considering their junior year options.
Building a Creative Future in Shanghai
NYU Shanghai alumna and IMA graduate Nicole Chan ’17 began using her art as a medium to empower others and is now using her skills professionally as an associate creative director in Shanghai. Meanwhile, her international photography initiative CELEBRATE WOMEN that she founded during college, has become a growing platform for women empowerment through its collection of diverse photos and stories. Here she shares what motivates her art, what post-graduation life is like in Shanghai, and upcoming projects.
Shirley Zhao: A Year in Tokyo
Shirley Zhao is spending her junior year at Waseda University in Tokyo on an international exchange program. The Global China Studies major from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, explains why she opted to study abroad in Japan, how her courses fit with her studies at NYU Shanghai, and her plans for the future.
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