What languages can you speak?
What extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus?
Girl Up!, International Club, PA Fashion magazine, crew, dance.
What has been your experience as an international student like? (If applicable)
At first it was the homesickness. I missed chinese food and looking out my window to see the rest of the city expand. However, soon, Andover became a “home away from home”. The dorm became where I would always come home to and find comfort in, and the friends I have made have proved to be as close as family members.
What are your favorite thing(s) about Andover?
Other than the incredible food here, it would definitely be the fact that there is a strong support system. One night in February I forgot my belongings in the study room and I was bawling my eyes out while banging on the library’s locked doors. When I went back to my dorm, my house counselor and roommate where both there to support me, and no one would leave until I reassured them I was okay at least ten times.
How does Andover compare to your home?
Andover is different from home, but also very similar. At Andover, I am always buzzing with activity, and that reminds me of Hong Kong. Not one moment is boring, there is always something I can do and I love that. There are also lots of people, and you won’t feel alone because there are so many people to connect with.
Briefly talk about an interesting experience you had while visiting another part of the world (if applicable).
During the summer I visited Nepal and one of it’s religious sites. There are A LOT of monkeys in this area of Nepal, and they roam around freely. I actually saw a pigeon being beaten by a bunch of monkeys (weird as it sounds), and many Nepali men came together to fight off the monkeys and take care of the bird. It was an interesting thing to witness, and the teamwork, empathy, and care I witnessed really showed the values of the people at the site.
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