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‘Asian Studies’

Why Vanderbilt: Transfer Students (Part II)

Jan. 29, 2020—Happy Chinese New Year! Two more transfer students took their precious time to share their “Why Vanderbilt” answers with us. They discuss academics and campus atmosphere. One touches upon sustainability efforts this academic year. Enjoy! I. A Junior’s Response Majors:Child Studies and Psychology Hometown: Shanghai, China Intended Career: Bilingual teacher “I transferred to Vandy when...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 2)

Oct. 11, 2019—I have pondered the question “Why Vanderbilt” on various occasions. When I was an applicant, I read the information on Vanderbilt’s website to formulate my answer. After I received the acceptance letter, I reviewed my answer and added new elements to it. Right before coming to Nashville, I talked with a family friend who graduated...

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What Is New in My Vanderbilt Life

Sep. 20, 2019—Happy Fall 2019 everyone! My summer break was rejuvenating. I watched TV dramas and movies in a wide range of topics from all over the world. I believe doing so is relaxing and beneficial to my writing. Besides, I read books relevant to Asian Studies, spent wonderful time with family and friends, and visited multiple...

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The A-Z’s of Vanderbilt Part I

Feb. 9, 2019—Are you interested in taking a sneak peek of Vanderbilt? Here is part one of my glossary, A to F, about areas of study, buildings, student organizations, campus events, and beyond! Asian Studies Let’s begin the tour with my major. The Department of Asian Studies is located in Buttrick Hall. As an interdisciplinary program, Asian...

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My Favorite Places on Campus

Jan. 21, 2019—My exploration of campus has been both joyful and enlightening. I not only found my favorite areas, but also figured out more characteristics of Vanderbilt. Let’s delve into my discoveries! 4th Floor of Central Library    As a Japanese learner, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a corner of Japanese books on the 4th floor...

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Hindi & Urdu at Vanderbilt

Mar. 2, 2017—This year, Professor Elliott McCarter joined Vanderbilt’s Asian Studies department and brought Hindi and Urdu language to campus. I am an Indian-American who grew up speaking Urdu and Hindi, but I’ve always wanted to advance my skills and learn how to read and write. So, I took advantage of this new opportunity and decided to...

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