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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.
Seniors Na and Leidy have been friends since meeting as roommates in freshman year. After bonding over K-pop and K-dramas, the pair helped each other adjust to their new environment.
Emma Quong '19, Media, Culture and Communication Major
NYU Steinhardt student Emma Quong studied away at NYU Shanghai during the fall semester of her sophomore year. Having set out to improve her Chinese language skills and learn about her heritage, the Media, Culture and Communication major soon found herself on a journey of self-discovery. She shares her favorite memories of Shanghai, from her dance and art classes, to a chance encounter in Shanghai’s art district.
Lizzy LeClaire '18, Global China Studies
Enlightenment is a funny thing. You never know when it’s going to hit you. For Lizzy LeClaire, the moment of truth came when she found herself the only non-Chinese person in her Shanghai yoga class.
Roman Chen '17, Self Designed Honors Major
Roman Chen graduated summa cum laude from NYU Shanghai in May 2017. The self-designed honors major is now pursuing a master's degree in Development Studies at The Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.
Yixu Lin ’17, Business and Finance Major
After graduation, Yixu Lin ’17 started her career at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as an Associate Consultant, which she describes as her dream job. Passionate about both business and the arts, Yixu talks about how she strikes an elegant balance among her interests, which include yoga, dance, and hosting commercial conferences.
Danielle Sanger '19 Joins Climate Conference
Since July, Danielle Sanger '19 has been interning at Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), an organization that promotes sustainable transport, and attended the most recent UN Climate Change meeting, the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23), in Bonn, Germany earlier this month.
Hengyu Jin '20 – A Letter to My High School
A year ago, I came to NYU Shanghai with curiosity and dreams, finding it to be like a family built by students from dozens of different countries. Time flies and now I am already a sophomore. After a year of study, I feel even happier about deciding to come here.
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