A chat with Larissa, a German TA | Campus Tour 2019
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He's a German Ta. And so I just wanted to ask you a few questions about her experience here, since you will obviously have a different perspective, and one of my first questions is just like, What did you find unusual about amorous stir like what did you think was kind of weird or kind of cool? So, coming from a big state school in Germany, I think it's a pretty different experience being an Emerson like the small community. I made a lot of people from a lot of different places that actually surprised me. Yeah, like I'm here for a year, and five or six professors know my name and really know who I am as a person where in the big school where you sit in a lecture hall with hundreds of people there just happens. It's still eighteen hundred people. So also you think about it that every year changes like a new class coming and other classes going raise isn't always like some circulations and the people. Well, I think actually, if you want to escape Great. I feel like this small campus brings a lot of like intimacy. It's also like you will see people, whether you want to or not, you know. To be honest, I don't know if it's for everybody. When you don't know where everybody is, you go to the dining hall because we just have one. You already probably find some when you know when he can, like, spend time with you. Yeah, No, I feel like especially like you big here, just for a few. You know, I'm saying like, you feel like I see you, like, very integrated into the campus. Like I feel like, sometimes better integrated than me. Like I was in here, you know? So I think it is like it is, like, not hard. Teo, integrate into yourself, you know, make an effort to reach out. Yes, At West, like I made experience in a big schools who sometimes really like, feel lost and alone and also like left alone by authorities and stuff, right? Like administration and all that stuff and hear like everything. Yeah, And everybody knows this person is the one for financial aid. What would you say? I guess about, like, academics here, Like I remember we were talking a little bit about, like, the pressure and like, how do you see And worse academics? Um, so what? Emily, I think it's like the ratio of, like, faculty to students. It's like I've been in the class of nine people. I think that's like the positive part of the academics and night. Yeah, but is this a lot of pressure? I feel not so much in the finals week, but like on the constant level to master. Um But I also realize that it's kind of Yeah, so much so I think it could. Also knowing it other, like otherwise, that you just have to chill semester and then a crazy, like, stressful finals period. Yeah, like everything counts on and one final exams. One fine legs out, right? That's that's a nice aspect that you have many chances to kind of like, fixed a great Yeah, but there is definitely a lot of pressure. Now I feel like I definitely feel the pressure, like and I think a lot of times it's actually self imposed. People like once, you know, get that fancy internship at Google or like Job at Google or whatever or, like, you know, you not only want the highest Latin honors, you want to be like the best person in the apartment, So I think that definitely is here. You just have to know howto like handle it? Yeah, I feel like if you have the right attitude, it's fine. If one person stress out like they easily affect someone else, and then it's like this chain off six that, like a lot of people, get everyone's just that What if just one person would start to not be stress out and, like, try to, like, spread that like, atmosphere and like attitude? I think it could be better. Then last thing was just like I wanted to talk a little bit about, like, how you feel about the safety of Everest and, like, just like the trustworthiness of people, because they remember your telling me about the library. When you go, for example, you're working in the library and you want to go to dinner like, No, you wouldn't take all of your back people, literally. If there was, I think that I heard yesterday that there was once a laptop stolen uh, but then immediately, it's like and even going to the all the community laptop stolen. Big deal happens once it because it never happened, huh? And I think that's like just amazing because at home, sometimes I'm like, not even really trusting. What exactly? And I think that's a totally different or yesterday at a party. Friend of people weren't sitting there, huh? Think that's crazy? You know, it is crazy. I've had there all day, so yeah, I definitely feel like there's a great sense of trust and, like, security. I think yesterday we like, set in a shirt like circle on that test with people. Oh, my phone is still in a group when they were already knew people sitting there. No, I mean, I think here definitely way are able to, like, just do what we need and like, you know, just be trust what we have.