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FallHanoverFavorite Class: WRIT 005: Inclusion, Diversity, and Higher Education
I actually wasn't planning on taking this class but it eventually became my favorite class. The professor was very funny and created a relaxed classroom environment where I enjoyed looking at diversity in different contexts, such as college admissions and group dynamics.
WinterHanoverFavorite Class: CLST 07.06: Pessimism and Happiness
This class was a perfect mix of philosophy, classical studies, and writing. We were able to reflect on societal views, our own ideas of optimism and pessimism, and how we can lead more fulfilling and compassionate lives.
SpringMontrealFavorite Class: COSC 10: Problem Solving via Object Oriented Programming
My first experience with computer science was my Freshman winter, and I quickly became interested in the subject. I followed up CS1 with CS10 in the Spring, which I found just as cool. I love how you can solve problems by applying logic and math with computer science, and I look forward to diving deeper into the major!
FallShanghaiFavorite Class: ECON 21: Microeconomics
Econ 21 is required for all Econ majors, and I loved my experience with Professor Gustman. He made the material super easy to digest and allowed me to take exams in my timezone, which I thought was really nice.
WinterShanghaiFavorite Class: SPEE 20: Public Speaking
It was really interesting to study public speaking in an asynchronous environment, and I came away with a deeper understanding of not only public speaking but speech writing. I wrote a separate blog post about the class, so check it out!
SpringShanghaiFavorite Class: ENGL 34: From Anna Christie to Hamilton (and Donald Trump)
Since English was one of my favorite classes in high school, I wanted to take another writing course at Dartmouth. This was a great choice, as it was a perfect mix of lecture and discussion. I loved reading and learning about several American dramas, and even discussing modern topics such as Trump's rhetoric!
I took my Sophomore Summer off, which many international students do, and got involved with the Tuck School of Business through the Bridge and Paganucci programs! You can read more about my summer experiences in my blogs!
FallHanoverFavorite Class: QSS30.18: Quantitative Approaches to Peace and Justice
This was my first class from the QSS department, which was long overdue considering that I'm a QSS major! I really enjoyed picking up some coding skills and tackling problems like transitional justice with quantitative approaches.
WinterHanoverFavorite Class: ECON35: Games and Economic Behavior
I took Econ 25 in the Fall, and Econ 35 was the next course in the game theory sequence! It was really fun to apply game theory to cool concepts like sports, Covid-19, and auctions.
Navigating Being an International Student at Dartmouth
This wouldn't be possible without the amazingly helpful resources that Dartmouth offers international students, whether that's OVIS, my international student mentor, or the various other offices and students who are always there to support me.