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Rong Shi

Studying Biology, Cognitive Science / Neuroscience minor

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Involved in: CAS (Chinese Students Association), LI (Lawrence International)

Favorite place on campus: the library 3rd floor which is so quiet and always has a beautiful view of the campus

Ask me about: playing board game with my friends

The Lawrence difference:Lawrence University adopts an all-campus housing system, which saves international students who are not familiar with life from renting a house and finding roommates to focus on their studies and fully integrate into the campus family.

Yijie Xiang

Studying Mathematics, Statistics

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Involved in: CCSE (Committee on Community Service and Engagement), LUCC (Lawrence University Community Council), CSA (Chinese Students Association), and CARE Lab (Child and Adolescent Research in Emotion)

3 things I love about LU: 1) great academic resources 2) diverse extracurricular activities 3) strong alumni network

Ask me about: practicing piano in the conservatory and attending concerts

College search advice:I recommend you to look up LU dorms and concert videos on YouTube.

Navraj Singh

Studying Cognitive Neuroscience, Data Science

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Involved in: Debate Club, LEDS, Intramurals such as: Football and Basketball

Favorite Lawrence event: Once LUCC (our community council) hired a mechanical bull and I rode it, expecting it to be easy, but ended up spraining and injuring my self. Would do it again though!

3 things I love about LU: 1) professor’s willingness to interact with students and having conversations as opposed to just lecture 2) friendly faces and people everywhere you go 3) extensive academic support and a nurturing environment.

College search advice:Find a college that fits you. Don’t rely on statistics, numbers, or what your peers say, they won’t be at your college with you. Find a college you want to go to, that you can see YOURSELF thrive at!

Cammy Bui

Studying Psychology, Biochemistry, Art History Minor

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Involved in: CODA. LI (Lawrence International), LU Frisbee Association, Outdoor Recreation Club

Ask me about: Summer Institute, a three-week program prior to the start of first year at LU.

Favorite websites to check out:
Lawrence Soup, a lot of fun activities will be updated there, and also Lawrence International, where you can find some activities for international students.

Fun things at LU: I usually play badminton with my friends in the Wellness Center. Sometimes I spend time outside the Main Hall Green enjoy the nature.

Len Nguyen

Studying Biology, Neuroscience

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Involved in: Lawrence International (LI), Vietnamese Culture Organization (VCO)

Ask me about: Biology classes and anything about campus life!

Favorite thing to do on campus: Going to club events to meet new people and learn more about their cultures.

College search advice:Take time doing research about the schools you want to apply to. Contact the schools, talk to the students/faculty there, ask questions, etc., because you want to make sure the college you choose is where you want to spend your next 4-5 years living in. Additionally check out our school website

Paige Ference

Studying Neuroscience, Psychology

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Involved in: Lawrence Women's Soccer Team.

Ask me about: Athletics. GO VIKINGS!

Favorite place to study: Lounge in Hiett. It has big windows to look out of and has beautiful scenery of the river and trees.

College search advice:The college search process can be difficult, but my best advice would be to know what you are looking for in a college and make sure those needs will be met. It is always very helpful to reach out to staff from campus to get a feel for the community as well as introduce yourself.

Alec Nguyen

Studying Economics,  Psychology

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Involved in: Lawrence International, JCEC - Japanese Culture Exchange Club.

Favorite Spot on campus: The green in front of Main Hall is absolutely the best place to wind down and relax. You can set up a hammock and read a book under the shade or take a nap. I personally prefer the latter.

Ask me about: The best routes for running or anything about snowboarding.

College search advice:LU instagram page has "Student Take over" stories that would definitely help you get to know the college better from a student's view point.

Wilson Chen

Studying Biochemistry, Linguistics

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Involved in: LUCC and Judicial Board; Committee on Community and Social Engagement; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Community Advisor; ISS Connections Mentor, Tutor at CAS;

Ask me about: Learning multiple languages. I know Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish and Japanese. I'm also self-learning Thai

College search advice:Start from your interests, regardless of the test scores/grades that you have. Keep your eye on what's your favorite rather than what's your "match" based on the grade! Check out our Lawrence website or the course catalog which is somewhere prospective students can find what courses they have to complete to get a major.

Jiaxu Xie

Studying Economic

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Involved in: Theatre shop assistance, Chinese Tutor, Lawrence International

The Lawrence difference: Each dorm has their own stuff for entertainment, like the movie-watching place in Colman and the pool ball area in Hiett.

College search advice:Focus on all the factors when deciding where to go, including the weather, students life, the type of the school.....

Sheldon Xie

Studying Government, East Asian Studies, History

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Involved in: President of Chinese Students Association (CSA); Mentor of International Student Services (ISS); Assistant in LU Government (GOVT) Department; Assistant in Innovation-Entrepreneurship (I-E) Department; Secretary of Food Recovery Network (FRN); Involved in Build Inter-generation Relations (BIR) volunteering activities

Ask me about: Social sciences or humanities, or study abroad in London!

College search advice:Lawrence on Instagram (@lawrenceuni) or LU YouTube Channel would be your good friend! Also, please talk to us, the enthusiastic and friendly group of current students in the International Admission who will love to share Lawrence stories with you!

Rongyan Song

Multi-Interested (Environmental Studies and Sciences)

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Involved in: Outdoor Recreation Club and Film Photographers of LU

3 things I love about LU 1. People will smile to you when you pass them 2. There are lots of fun activities during the week. I always can find something that I am interested in and join in. 3. Teachers, tutors, and everyone are all really nice, so I can ask them questions for help any time.

Favorite place on campus: Warch campus center, there are lots of helpful and incredible places, such as the mailing room, Andrew Common (dinning hall), the cafe, and Kate's corner store. The mailing room is arguably the most important place for mailing, because not only can we shop online, but also we can communicate with each other in school. There's lots of delicious food in Andrew Common (dining hall) and cafe (ice cream here is great). Also, we also can buy something that we need in an emergency and LU apparel at Kate's corner store.

College search advice:Check out our website

April Nguyen

Studying Biochemistry, Data Science minor

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3 things you love about LU: Professors, diversity, small community

Favorite spot to study: My favorite place on campus is the library because it is really cozy and go there almost every day. Studying in the library helps me stay more concentrated.

College search advice:First year students should check out  LU videos about residence halls

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