CHAT WITH: JIAAO XUE

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Third-year Student Major: Global Studies Hometown: Beijing, China   Why did you come to the U.S.?   I didn’t like the examination-oriented education of the general high school in China. I wanted a fresh start and a new environment to study, so after discussing my future with my parents, I […]

CHAT WITH: VIDYA GOLLA

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STUDIES AT: DREXEL UNIVERSITY in PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA MAJOR: ENTREPRENEURSHIP and INNOVATION HOMETOWN: HYDERABAD, INDIA Why did you decide to study in the U.S.? I thought that the U.S. education system was the most flexible. I was looking at schools in Europe as well. I’m the type of person who has a lot of interests, and […]

A CHINESE STUDENT’S THOUGHTS ON THE ELECTION

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BY YI XU Watching this historical election as an insider — as well as an outsider — was a difficult but incredible experience. In the U.S., I was surrounded by friends, professors, politicians and media that are anti-Trump. They are typically young and/or well-educated. They have devoted or are going to devote their careers to making […]