F&M Stories

F&M Opens New Worlds of Opportunity for Beijing Native

"I wanted to get a liberal arts education instead of laser-focusing on biochemistry, which is what I intend to major in, but also get some knowledge about how to read, how to write, how to dance and write critiques about theater and to get a more well-rounded understanding of all kinds of academic disciplines, which is something that Chinese universities don't have."

Meet Helen Ji, a sophomore from Beijing who came to America to take advantage of a broad-based liberal arts education. Follow her video journey from her off-campus residence to the classroom, from her adviser's office to the greenhouse, and from the biology lab to the dance studio:

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