Today, we are meeting with Mix Xin, a graduate student from China. She is earning a Masters in Loyola’s Accounting Program and kindly accepted to share her experience at Loyola with us.
Where are you from and where/in what field did you complete your previous studies?
I am from China, and I completed my previous studies in Japanese, with a minor in International Trading.
Why did you choose Loyola?
I chose Loyola for three reasons: location, reputation, education.
How do you see the Jesuit ideals reflected in the education that is given at Loyola and in its student life?
I don’t have a religious life, so it’s hard for me to tell. However, I can feel about Jesuit ideals by the buildings in the school, and activities or announcements sent to our mailbox.
What is your favorite place on campus?
The Information Commons (the library by the Lake Michigan).
What has been your favorite thing to do in Chicago?
My favorite thing to do in Chicago has been walking along the lake shore.
Why did you choose to study accounting?
My ideal career is to be an international auditor, which is in the accounting area.
When did you start your program and when will you graduate?
I started my program in January 2012 and will graduate in Spring 2014.
What is your goal in life, your dream?
My general goal in life is to have a happy family and to love the job I do. Otherwise, my goal is to learn languages from different countries and stay in those countries for 1 year one by one.
What advice do you have for students who want to study at Loyola?
Come and enjoy!
How have you become involved with the Loyola community and met people?
By attending activities from organizations such as the international club, since I’m an international student.
What has been the most interesting thing you have learned about American culture that you didn’t know before you studied here?
People live life leisurely, they never get in a hurry in their lives. They decorate their yards, walk with their dogs, draw paintings, and none of these are done in a hurry. Things are different in my home country.
What has been the most challenging in your studying abroad experience? What did it teach you?
Translation between languages has been a challenge. This made my English better.
What do you miss about home?
Parents and food!
Is there anything else you would like to share with prospective international students?
If you want to feel settled down, make friends with the local people! They’re nice!
How do you say “Welcome to Loyola!” in your native language?
Thank you, Min Xin, for taking the time to share your experience with us!
If you have any questions about Loyola’s Accounting Program or regarding life at Loyola/in Chicago, feel free to post them in the comment section below. We’ll be very happy to answer them!
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