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Kevin Pham, IMA Major. Study Away Site: Accra
As an intern at e.TV Ghana of Global Media Alliance, I get unique insight into the structure of the city of Accra. Working in TV broadcasting requires me to go out into the field to develop and follow up on local stories, giving me the chance to interact with locals. When I am behind the camera or conducting the interview, I don't feel like a tourist but rather one with the culture because I get to see what happens beyond face value, what is important to locals and how they feel about things. I really value the opportunity to work as part of the team and a rapidly-expanding media field because I feel like I am contributing as well as progressing technical and personal skills.
Lucia Pierce, Director of External and Academic Events
It's the informal interactions with students that I love. Whether walking down Century Avenue discussing John Sexton and Rick Hills' courses on American law, or being entranced by explanations of impossibly complicated and astonishing creations during the End-of-Semester IMA Show, or students dropping by my office to catch up, I am always delighted and impressed with their energy, openness, and smarts!
Marianne Petit, Director of Interactive Media Arts
I am not a competitive person, but the students I teach are under a lot of pressure. I just want to help them be themselves. It's hard but important.
Clay Shirky, Associate Prof. of Interactive Media Arts
It takes a lot to make a New Yorker feel like a country mouse, but this town does it...Shanghai is a huge industrial, post-industrial city, but just the principles on which life here is ordered, a lot of which about China and not just about Shanghai; I think the biggest thing for me is that this speed of development gives the fabric of the city a different feel.
Leidy Tatiana Tapasco, Freshman, Colombia
A lot of us wanted to have a fun way to exercise, but we’re too unmotivated to go to the gym. I was like, ‘Zumba is a fun way to dance and exercise and sweat, and the music is fun, and an hour goes by really fast.’ It was nice the first couple of times to see everyone; I think it’s one of the biggest dance classes we’ve had so far, and it’s just been really fun to come every Wednesday and dance with friends.
Andrea Jones-Rooy, Asst. Prof. of Global China Studies
Do the unpredictable and uncertain things because you don't know how things will go. College is a great time. It's not going to be this easy to study random stuff or travel somewhere. Now I have a job, and I can't travel all the time. It sucks. There is always the fear that you won't get a job, or you won't have anything tangible to show or say. But there is a chance that you make a discovery someone unexpected, and it may change your whole life around. There is always a reason you are interested in certain things. Maybe five or 10 years later, those things cross in some interesting ways.
Wes Livingstone, Freshman
I think our school is special because each student has a totally different background and story. I can learn from those around me everyday. But while we are diverse, we actually do not differ as human beings. For example, even though my roommate has never been immersed in my culture, he can still understand me. We can communicate freely. I feel like while I am here in Shanghai experiencing a different culture, I am truly trying my best to live my life differently.
Omer Cohen, Freshman, Israel
Since I am 23, all of my friends already graduated when I went to college. I served in the army of Israel for three years. I never imagined that I would study in China. During the admitted students weekend, I realized that I need to challenge myself—this is the smartest choice I have ever made in my entire life. Now I have friends from all over the world. I grew up in Honduras, but I go to an American university in China, which is the most unbelievable thing.
Weilun Zhang, Freshman, China
Since college began, I have been devoting myself to trying new things. I don’t want to just choose a normal path and be an ordinary person. I want to try something different. I like the feeling of exploration. Everyday when I wake up, I feel like I have the passion to do anything that I want; when I go to bed, I can say that I have no regrets for the day.
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