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很高兴寄托此次与美国驻华大使馆EducationUSA的合作!本场联合举办的在线访谈提供给寄托学子亲历畅谈踊跃提问的机会。该访谈活动已圆满结束,再次感谢EducationUSA的四位嘉宾来到美版现场!也感谢GTers的大力支持!问答汇编整理如下:


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Q1:I know a lot of people have trouble withpacking before departure.


1) Can you pleaseprovide us with a list of things that you think we must bring to the campus

2) And what is yourfavorite part about the orientation


I know it is difficultto pack when going abroad especially for long periods of time. Remember you canbuy basic things like bedding, dishes, study materials, etc. when you arrive inthe US for school. I would make sure you have items that will allow you to feelat home and be able to study to the best of your ability. For example, if youare not familiar with Western food or do not enjoy it, bring some ingredientsfrom home to make your own favorite dishes. You will need to bring convertersfor any electronics because of the different voltage in the United States. Youshould also bring any prescriptions you have including glasses so you can getthem while in the United States. Other than these things you can obtain anyitems you need while you are in the US.


My favorite part ofnew student orientation is probably getting to know the campus with other newstudents. At Penn we have a party in the Penn Museum, which allows us to seesome history while getting to know other students. I think it’s very helpful tohave this orientation to have a chance to make connections with students beforebeginning schoolwork so we have peers to reach out to if we are overwhelmed orhomesick in any way. Good luck!



Q2:I'm a senior high school student inChina, and I have a few questions below.


1)Howcan I improve my oral English in different ways?

2)Iwould like to know something about SAT and TOEFL, i.e. how do American studentsprepare for these exams.

3)As Idon't have any academic writing experiences in English, will it be a drawbackin applying to college?


1. Thank you for yourinterest.  There are many good ways toimprove your language skills, but the most important one is to practice itconstantly and consistently.  You may,for example, join a club for English-speaking nationalities (Irish Network ofChina) or attend programs at the Beijing American Center, which are given inEnglish.  These types of events will giveyou lots of practice.  You can also watchEnglish-language television programs to practice listening.


2.  Americans prepare for the standardized testsin many different ways - the best way is the way that works for you! Forexample, some students will take a professional classroom course, while otherswill purchase software and books for individual study.  There are many resources available at thewebsites of the respective standardized testing services.


3. Academic writing isan important part of higher education, but the requirements will vary by yourfield of study.  Be sure to do yourresearch with the programs to which you are applying.  For example, if you are applying to a math orengineering major, the requirements may be different from an English orHumanities major.  These will vary byschool, so be sure to check the requirements on your school's website.



Q3:I am fond of literature works, and it isso sweet to find that you like reading. What I am curious about is that haveyou ever experienced "peak experience" in reading, and would you likeshare it with us please?



Yes, in my spare timeI enjoy leisure reading. It's a good way to distract yourself from theun-pleasantries of life. But, it is important to balance leisure activitieswith daily necessary activities such as schoolwork, jobs, etc. I easily getlost in reading and spend hours at a time reading one book, so before I begin anovel I make sure that I have completed any homework, projects, or essays thatneed to be turned in within a couple days. Usually, I save my "bingereadings" for the weekends when I have much more free time.



Q4:What recommendations would you give tothe international students who have trouble adapting to the American cultureand university life? What are the common problems you have discovered thatinternational students have when communicating with their American peers andhow do you think they can be solved?



At my university, manyforeign students were involved only in student groups from their homecountries, rarely engaging with people outside their circle.  I would encourage all students, regardless ofwhere they are from, to meet as many people from as many different countries,states, cultures and ethnicities as possible.


I think one of theproblems that many international students have in adapting to American cultureand university life is not finding a group of friends. American university lifeis very group oriented, so you should try to join a club, sports team, ororganization within the university to find other students who share similarinterests with you. The most common problem that I have seen for internationalstudents communicating with American students is that the internationalstudents just don't keep trying to communicate with American students, theystay within their international group. But, don’t be shy when you're atuniversity, leave your comfort zone and go join an activity (like a club orteam) and make friends in your classes. Even if you are worried about yourEnglish try to go talk to other students. The best way to improve your Englishskills is to keep practicing with native speakers.



Q5:What do you think is the most memorableaspect of your college life and what would you recommend to those who are aboutto start their own college life?



Every student has adifferent experience in college, and it depends on their individual situation,interests, and preferences.  For me, themost memorable aspect was the lifetime friendships, made possible by meetingpeople who are very different from me. Many of my closest friends became colleagues, co-workers, advisors, andclients over time.



Q6:What are some of the most common wrongideas Chinese students have toward applying for US grad schools?



在众多申请美国研究生院的中国学生中,在选择学校的时候,大部分学生还一直秉承着排名第一的原则而忽略了研究生项目本身的内涵。所以我们一直建议大家在选择研究生项目的时候一定要多看项目本身的内容,比如项目介绍,学生构成,教授介绍,课程设置,实习机会,招生标准等等。这样才会使学生未来的学习更加得心应手。希望大家都能选择到最适合自己的美国大学和研究生项目。



Q7:I'm an undergraduate who is preparingfor further study abroad.To get more info about universities in addition toofficial info we can get on their website, I wish it's possible to get in touchwith some students who are studying there. Do you have any recommendedapproaches for this?



Hello, thanks for thequestion! Any university will be able to put you in contact with their studentsstudying abroad so that you have a better idea of what life is like. In fact,they probably have an ambassadorial program for those studying abroad or thosewho have studied abroad to share their experiences. I would suggest emailingthe advisor or college contact who is a liason for studying abroad. They willsurely help you get in touch with students who can share experiences. At UPenn,the study abroad website has email addresses of students abroad whom you cancontact. The website can be found here: https://global.upenn.edu/pennabroad

UPenn also providesinformation of Penn students who are involved with the admissions offices togive prospective students an idea of what life is like at Penn. Good luck withyour studies!



Q8:How do you know about local Americanstudents preparing for their law school?



Preparing for lawschool in America is a big deal. Most American students take a “pre-law” trackif it’s available at their school. If not, there are many undergraduate clubsor groups for those interested in law school. These groups help studentsunderstand what law school is like and how to prepare for it. American studentswill spend a lot of time (perhaps during winter or summer break) preparing totake the LSAT by taking prep courses or buying preparation textbooks. ManyAmerican students will try to find internships with law firms or try to shadowa law student or lawyer to understand the career and make sure it is somethingthey want to pursue.



Q9:I just came to study in Chicago lastyear. And will be going to apply Northwestern University after high school.



As we knowNorthwestern University is one of the nation’s top universities. But my writingis not good. I know if I won’t do something now to improve writing, my limitedwriting skill will hold me back in my application.


Hello, I'm glad to seeyou have set your sights high! Northwestern is a great school. I think the bestway to improve your writing skills is to write. In America we say that practicemakes perfect, and it is true. I would suggest communicating with your Americanfriends in Chicago a lot in English. You can also find essay prompts andpractice on your own, maybe your friends will review your work and give youpointers! The best way to improve is to do. There are several textbooks oronline programs to help you study for the SAT or similar tests in which youneed to provide a sample of writing and these can be great resources forimprovement. Best of luck!



Q10:I will go to LA this year. What skillsare needed for my new life? Like driving skill? Do I need health insurance ?Cat I get it in LA?



That's really excitingthat you're going out to LA this year! I wish you luck in your new life there.Well, you should make sure that you have a housing option, you need a place tolive and also some sort of financial support. If you're going for school, willyou have a scholarship or will you pay for it from your savings or will someonesupport you? If you are going to work, do you have enough savings to pay fordaily necessities and rent before your first paycheck? These are questions thatyou need to thing about before you head over.


Big cities in the US,definitely LA have bus systems that you can use to get around the town.However, traffic is usually bad on the streets, so these may be delayed some.If you can afford the car (you need car insurance also in the US) then it mightbe an option for you to get around. You will have to take a driving test oncein LA to get a California license. There are different requirements here fordriving than in China. You should check the DMV of California's website to lookup the requirements for foreigners to get a driving license here: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.html


You need healthinsurance in the U.S. Health care costs in the United States are very high,especially without health insurance. There are many different companies thatoffer health insurance, so you can shop around for a good and relatively cheaphealth insurance.  Depending on how longyou will stay here there may be other options rather than finding an Americanhealth insurance, maybe you could use a travel insurance that covers you in theUnited States, if you will not be there very long. Otherwise, you should lookinto American health insurances. You can get it in LA, but if you wait untilyou arrive then you should get health insurance within the first month ofarriving.



Q11:I am going to pursue a Ph.D. this fallin America at Virginia Tech. I have a question. Is it easy to find a job inindustry as a foreign student with Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering.



Finding a job in theUnited States after studying as a foreign student can be challenging - work inthe United States requires a different visa than you will have as astudent.  Virginia Tech will have acareer center, which will be able to advise you on which companies may bewilling to sponsor a work visa for you.



Q12:I am a Chinese student who will study inthe U.S. in the coming fall. I am worried if I could adapt the U.S. collegelife well. My oral English skill is not good and I am the person who is notgood at communication and socializing as well. May I have your suggestions onhow could I prepare for adapting the U.S. campus life? Do you know someone fromChina in your university who can immerge him/her into the U.S. college lifevery well? And how did they achieve it?



Living away from homecan be challenging for anyone, whether it is across the province or across theglobe.  I went to school 5,000 km from myhometown, not knowing any fellow students. I was able to adapt quickly, and here is how:


1. Bring a fewreminders from home, whether they are some familiar foods, memorabilia fromyour favorite hometown sports team, or pictures of family and friends.  These will help you remember who you are andwhere you are coming from.


2. Immerse yourself inthe local culture - you are studying in the United States to receive exposureto a culture and a way of life vastly different from your own, and this is trueof all students studying abroad.  Whilealso balancing your studies (particularly homework), join a diverse range ofstudent groups, become involved in community service, foreign cultural events,and campus sports.  You are guaranteed tochallenge your own perceptions, and those of your peers.  


As for communication,I would suggest you not be afraid - many English-speakers do not realize theyspeak too quickly or are unclear in their speaking.  With exposure to those who do not speakEnglish as a first language, these students will improve their speaking whileyou improve your listening.  Win-win! Theimportant part is to not allow yourself to be intimidated.  Americans do not believe in the"face" culture, and will not think less of you if you make amistake.  They will likely encourage youto ask them to repeat themselves or explain what they are saying.


Adapting to college ishard enough without the factor of being an international student speaking asecond or third language. Remember it always takes time to adapt to any newsituation. I have several friends at UPenn who come from China, and I went tohigh school in Maine with several Chinese students who are now at otheruniversities in the United States. Most of them felt that it took time to adaptbut they were able to do so by making friends with American students and askingfor help when they needed it. They all stress the importance of being true tothemselves to achieve social goals and working hard to achieve their academicgoals. It’s important to be proactive and ask questions when you have theminstead of waiting for help to come to you. The best way to improve oral skillsis to talk to people! Be patient with yourself and you will certainly improve.This is always difficult for me but I find when I ask questions or reach out toother people they respond in kind. It always takes more than one try to getsomething right. Don't be discouraged by a bad experience. I have learned a lotfrom the different experiences I’ve had that have allowed me to be moresuccessful in life. Good luck!



Q13:我目前是一名中国的大学在读生,然后想申请15年的美国研究生院。但是现在除了准备TOEFL和GRE考试之外,对于申请方面的知识了解的却非常少。您能介绍一下美国研究生的申请流程吗?还有我在哪里能够找到关于申请的大学是否是正规的信息呢?有些学校官方网站的信息量偏少,有时也缺乏客观,网上的信息又过于杂乱。



关于研究生的申请流程,请登陆www.educationusachina.com下载留学美国五步曲。里面会有很详细的介绍,这里我就不一一说明。如果还有关于申请美国研究生院的细节问题,也可以在我们的网站上提问。对于在哪里可以查询美国大学认证的相关信息,一般情况下我们建议中国学生到美国的www.chea.org网站和中国教育部涉外监管网站来查询。



Q14:I'd like to know what the biggestchallenge is for you to study at William & Mary College, one the mostprestigious U.S. Liberal Arts Colleges. And how did you conquer the challenge?



William & Mary isa difficult school, the students are very competitive to get the best grades,and there is a lot of pressure on students to be the best students in theclasses. There are many challenges that the students face like a heavyworkload, very detailed tests, lots of essays, etc. But the biggest strugglefor me is time management. I usually get my work done on time, but I sometimeswait too long to start my work and feel a lot of stress to finish a project. Toovercome this challenge I try to set up a timeline to work on certain projector essay that is coming due. If an essay is due on a Friday, then I make a goalto have half of it done by the Wednesday before.


But, if you everstruggle with any assignment the best thing to do is to ask your professor forhelp. All the professors that I have had, have been very willing to help mebetter understand a lesson, or point me in the right direction for research ona topic.



Q15:What student organizations/communityactivities that Mr. Duran has participated and Joanna and Megan areparticipating now? What abilities that those out-of-classroom activities helpyou strengthen? How do you benefit from them?



I was involved in manyorganizations - campus journalism, student government, and communityservice.  Each of these strengthened mycollege experience in different ways, and these vary by each individual.  All of these activities strengthened myinterpersonal skills, and helped me to communicate both orally and inwriting.  One does not need to benefitmaterially from student activities, but can simply find the joy of sharing withothers a hobby or interest.  Most U.S.colleges and universities have hundreds of student groups, focusing on everyarea imaginable.  I would encourage youto check the website of your prospective schools under "StudentLife"to find out more.


I am involved in acouple organizations outside of the classroom and I find that they add a lot tomy college experience. First, I am involved in my religious group, which allowsme to discuss my beliefs and provides a social network that I can rely on forany of my needs whether they are physical, emotional or spiritual. This networkgives me confidence to stand up for what I believe in and be apart from thetypical American college culture. Second, my work-study job allows me to tutorelementary school students in West Philadelphia. This job helps me think aboutothers and forget about my own studies and other worries for a few hours everyweek. I feel good about giving to others and my eyes are opened to experiencesoutside of my own college life. Third, I am in a dance group. This is anothersocial network that is almost like a second family to me. We rehearse a lotwhich is a great way for me to exercise and have a creative outlet. All threeof these groups have given me opportunities for leadership in which I havelearned a great deal. If you get involved in out-of-classroom groups, which Iencourage, you should try to take on leadership roles. They will help yourresume and they will help you develop skills you will need in life.


I am involved in acouple different organizations: I am a member of a sorority; I volunteer asconversation partner for incoming international students to practice theirEnglish; I often am a peer-adviser for incoming freshmen; and I sometimesparticipate in a club to learn salsa dancing. I feel that I have gainedleadership experience from my sorority, and all my activities have helped medevelop more friendships with other students that I would not have otherwisehad the opportunity to get to know them. From the organizations I have foundstudy groups, best friends, and traveling companions.



Q16:Could Mr. Duran, Joanna and Meganintroduce respectively about the classroom culture in your university?



American schools arevery different from the Chinese style of instruction.  In my experience, the most challenging stylefor most Chinese students is called the Socratic method, where the professorcalls on students individually and without warning to explain a particulartopic.  If you are not familiar with thismethod of lecture, I would suggest researching it a bit.

Moreover, rotememorization is rarely sufficient in American classrooms; rather, students areexpected to apply the basic lessons and use critical thinking to solve uniqueproblems.  This can be particularlychallenging in courses in the humanities, science and engineering.

Critical thinking canalso be a challenge for many traditional Chinese students - there is no one,perfect answer, rather there is a problem which may require new or innovativethinking, or include a solution never seen before.


There are differenttypes of classes in the United States, and even within my home university thereare different size classes that change the culture of the classroom. There arebig lecture classes that do not have many question and answer opportunities,but mostly consist of reading the text books and taking notes on thepowerpoints. But, once you get into more specialized courses the classes aresmaller, and the professors will ask each student their opinions andunderstandings of the course materials. You will be expected to share yourpersonal thoughts on the readings for class or the homework assigned. Usuallystudents are pretty competitive on tests and essays to have the best grades, sothey are very diligent in note taking and participating in class discussion.


Hi there! I willgladly introduce the classroom culture at UPenn. As it is a very prestigiousschool, students are here to work hard and are used to a rigorous academiclife. Many are quite opinionated and verbal in the classroom, which opens upgreat doors for discussion in smaller seminar type classes. In introductorylectures most students will take notes on a laptop or other electronic deviceand will email or do other things during the class as well. UPenn students liketo be very busy and involved in many different things and this is apparent inthe classroom as well. As you progress within your major you will be in smallerclasses where students will be more focused and attentive during the class.Many students will want to get to know the professor to establish arelationship with them so they will attend the professor’s office hours to askquestions about the class material or about careers. Penn students are veryhard working and can be competitive in terms of grades, but it is not a hostileenvironment. You will also find some students who are complacent with lowgrades and who do not put as much effort into their studies. I would suggestbefriending the hard-working and high-achieving students wherever you go toschool so that you will be surrounded by good influences and are not discouragedfrom spending time studying.



Q17:请问在哪里可以买到美国大学的教科书和参考资料呢?



和中国一样在美国的书店里购买教科书的确很贵。通常情况下美国的大学生都会选择去网上购书。也有的大学会有一些出售二手书的活动。大家可以在入学后多多请教一下前一届的学姐和学哥来获得关于你所在大学购买教科书的信息。



Q18:I am going to further my graduate studythis fall in landscape architecture. And there are two schools of admissoin Iwanna to choose from, Clemson and University of Georgia. I am puzzled aboutchoosing schools.


1) What do you thinkof atteding a college where there are too many chinese students enrolled? Willit narrow the social circle particular for us chinses students?

2) Is it easy to finda job in Georgia State as a foreign student with master degree in landscapearchitecture?(Similar to a question a student had asked)


Great question, and itwill have to be my last, as we are wrapping up here.

1) I do not know thatit will make a difference whether a school has a high or low percentage ofChinese students enrolled.  Your socialcircle is entirely dependent on you - if you want to only interact with other Chinesestudents, then your circle will be dependent on the number there.  You are only limited by your imagination andability to challenge yourself.


2) As previouslymentioned, finding employment in the United States as a foreign student can bevery challenging.  I would recommendtalking to the school's career center.


Thanks to everyone foryour great questions, and good luck in all of your pursuits!



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Hi Joanna, my name is Ben. Thank you for your time.

I know a lot of people have trouble with packing before departure. 1) Can you please provide us with a list of things that you think we must bring to the campus? 2) And what is your favorite part about the orientation?

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I'm a senior high school student in China, and I have a few questions below.

1)How to improve my oral English in different ways?
2)I would like to know something about SAT and TOEFL, i.e. how do American students prepare for these exams.
3)As I don't have any academic writing experiences in English, will it be a drawback in applying to college?

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NO.3 silverreal@吴迪

Hello! I am Isabella, thanks for your cooperation.

I have always had a lot of questions about education and I wonder if American education is the ultimate one that we aspire to pursue. Do you think American undergraduate education is perfect? If not, what's the problem? (I have to set elementary and secondary education aside, otherwise it would be too complex.)

Although I know that education varies from one college to another, there are some universal aspects that universities concern. For example, should colleges cultivate generalists or specialists? (Of course we like to foster both generalists and specialists nevertheless it's hard to achieve for lots of reasons. )Some universities attach great importance to General education/Liberal education, but the fact is their courses tend to be professional and confined to certain narrow fields. Granted that universities provide general education, is it more important to familiarize students with basic and essential knowledge or to teach students the method to acquire knowledge and judge, or to convey values?

As I mentioned I have an abundance of queries and it's not realistic to cover all of them specifically now. I hope we can discuss more via email or others.

Thank you so much.

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Although we have plenty mature ideals for college education, ideals remain to be ideals. For example, colleges should cultivate students who are both generalists and specialists. But the fact is it's much easier to foster specialists that generalists. A lot of colleges and universities attach great importance to general education/liberal education nevertheless their courses tend to be professional and confined to a certain narrow field.(I mean for each course)

Granted some universities provide general education, it has been a problem to decide whether it is more important to familiarize students with basic and essential knowledge or to teach students the method to get knowledge and judge, or to convey values. They are all important I know but when they are applied to courses they don't turn out as we thought.

I understand my questions are large and confusing because it's not realistic to discuss them specifically now. I hope we can contact via email or others.

Thanks a lot.

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实际上并不觉得美国的教育达到理想的境地。或许纸上谈兵时(Liberal education in a free society)是挺好的,操作起来问题也很多。现在社会分工越来越发达,学科也有各种各样的sub,课程无限地细化专业化,隔行如隔山。通识课程要缩小不同学科之间的鸿沟,实属不易。而且通识教育本身的内涵与实质还没有定论。

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Thanks for your time.

I am fond of literature works, and it is so sweet to find that you like reading. What I am curious about is that have you ever experienced "peak experience" in reading, and would you like share it with us please?

Thank you again for your precious time!
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Q1: @三位美国嘉宾

What recommendations would you give to the international students who have trouble adapting to the American culture and university life? What are the common problems you have discovered that international students have when communicating with their American peers and how do you think they can be solved?

Q2: @Mr. Duran

What do you think is the most memorable aspect of your college life and what would you recommend to those who are about to start their own college life?

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What are some of the most common wrong ideas Chinese students have toward applying for US grad schools?

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NO.6 绿岛岛@Joanna Abaroa

Hi, Joanna! I'm an undergraduate who is preparing for further study abroad.

To get more info about universities in addition to official info we can get on their website, I wish it's possible to get in touch with some students who are studying there. Do you have any recommended approach for this?

Thanks!

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NO.7 破格@ Mr. Duran

Hi, I want to know more about financial proof during the visa process.

For usual enrollment process, we fresh students need to provide financial proof that covers the first-year's tuition and living expense. Then we could get I-20 form from the school. In the visa process, what we need to do is just to show you the I-20 form? Or do you have other requirements of the amount of the financial proof?

Thank you.

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NO.8 广华街W @Joanna

Hi Joanna, thanks a lot for your time! Here are my questions.

1)How do you know about local American students prepare for their law school?

2)What is the local law school students' opinion about international LLM students?

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NO.9 phoebeho@Joanna Abaroa

Hello Joanna,

I just came to study in Chicago last year. And will be going to apply Northwestern University after high school.

As we know Northwestern University is one of the nation’s top universities.
But my writing is not good. I know if I won’t do something now to improve writing, my limited writing skill will hold me back in my application.

I need some help from you. Thank You!

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NO.10 丸子在路上@卫美妍

Hello 卫美妍

Your Chinese name is really nice!
I will go to LA this year. What skills are needed for my new life? Like driving skill? Do I need health insurance ? Cat I get it in LA?

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NO.11 debilitate@Ruben Duran

I am an applicant for CS MS.

One of schools gave me a TA offer last Thursday. They asked me to confirm their offer in this Monday otherwise they would give this offer to other applicants. But my first-choice school just interviewed me in last Sunday. I don't when will they give me their decision. How should I do?

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Dear Wu Di,

When we are trying to obtain our F1 visa, what should we pay particular attention to? Is there any recommended things for us to do in order to avoid being checked and expedite the process?

Thank for your time!
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发表于 2014-3-25 10:23:47 |显示全部楼层
Good morning, everyone!

Thank you for your interest in learning about university life in the United States.  I am here today to answer questions about undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as specific questions for applicants to the University of Michigan.  Please keep your questions concise and written in English, and I will be happy to offer my perspective.  

If you have previously asked a question, please re-post it, so I may address questions for those who are here live.  We will begin in approximately 10 minutes.

谢谢!
Ruben Duran

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发表于 2014-3-25 10:28:14 |显示全部楼层
Good morning! I'm Megan (卫美妍) Thank you for your questions, I am happy to answer them to the best of my ability.

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