A chat with Hui, a Chinese international student studying math | Campus Tour 2019
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Um, I'm a math major here at Amherst College, and we're both seniors. We created this sort of seminars for ourselves, which is really helpful. Uh, and so one of my first questions just could you describe our student body? And I think I guess they're seminars. I think that student body here series Ivers, and then people are willing to collaborate with each other and talk to each other instead of, you know, starting your own sort of private sphere. I think it's very good to have a community or like a group of friends who can share the struggles that you go through and then goes to the difficulties together. A lot of every student's experience is actually finding that European. I would definitely say that people are very open to, you know, you sitting down with them, even if you don't know them. Are Justin generally collaborating doing group were? Yeah, that's my freshman year, I think. I think freshman year is the time to, like, really sit down with the wrong people, get to know them even afterwards, like people don't do it as much, but like you still can. Like like it's I think it's a good thing to do. Uh, next, Could you tell me a little bit about the academic climate here? May be specific to maths, and we both know that, um, I think the math department here is really great. So you get a lot of attention from professors and it's also the size is also like huge enough so that you can find a group of friends to work on problems that's together like me. Yeah, WeII formed study group so that we can work through the problems together and then built friendship along the way. Yeah, No, I think that's one of the great things about the math major is that, like people really do try to work together. It's like the night before the problems, that's why do we all like, panic together and and also the professors of their accessible like even if you want to go out like at a different time other than office hour, you'll be able to schedule time with the professor. Was it the things we just talked about? Was it something else? Actually, for me? Honestly, a huge bonus, Like a huge sort of thing that attracted me here. Then it's very important because without with that financial burden all so much easier for you to really explore what you like in college and not be burdened by this back in the future. I think, Emery, What attracts me most at Amber's is really the no idea care in the process of education. Like you're not just being You're not just, like going through this process of learning a lot knowledge and skills that you need to survive in the future. Then there's a sort of element of humanistic care in a process that makes you feel no, really comfortable in the light, right? Not just like we're kind of going through this like chain. Do you feel that, like, amorous was more difficult for you as an international student? Like what sort of things were in place to you? Help you feel more at home? Especially since I know like you didn't go home for a lot of break. So like there'll be a lot less like fewer people on campus during breaks like, like smaller brakes, like we have breaking news on spring break. I know like they have really good programming over a lot of the breaks. I know you like ice skating, maybe over over winter break. No. And even if you're not international, I know some people still will stay like people from California. I think I didn't notice I didn't realize this before coming here. The thing that I like to think about amorous, it's really probably the location just is, uh, it's hard. There is hardly a lot of like you can really get to a lot of places conveniently without a car. Um but on the flip side is also good because people get too concentrated. They don't have a lot of destruction from there. Sometimes try to get a place in buses and everything and, like, you know, our closest airport isn't even in the state. It's gonna be a lot of trouble if you want to sort of go back home like fight, fight, uh, even, like, go to job interviews. Now that, like, you know, it's kind has been coming in. Uh, just like, basically, we have to kind of actively looking for a ride, especially if you're not trying to take the long bus ride. It's nice because there is a lot of community around ride sharing, so you can always post Facebook groups, and your friends will always give you a ride if they're going so that it's really nice on the best of the best heart, Yes, the best time. For me, it's really, I think, the professor to student relationship. I think that's very important in that either in preparing for your future or is it either like just focusing on the classes that I think that professor teacher student relationship really helped you in every aspect and helping you feel comfortable and also happy and sort of the learning process? Yeah, I definitely agree. Just like and e mails will ask me how I am and like, you know what I did over spring break. It's not just like turning his home working out or something, you know? No, I don't think I would say that is one of the better things about Everest. Do you have anything else to add before way, Finisher? Uh, I think it's okay to say that.