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Global Learners: Xinrui Zhu

Name: Xinrui Zhu ’22

Home: Beijing, China 

Pronouns: she, her, hers 

Major: physics and English

Global education experience at Mount Holyoke College: I am an international student, and I am studying abroad at Mount Holyoke.

Who is your global hero? Who do you admire for courage, activism, achievements and passion? Emily Dickinson. She inspired me to live in a poetic way and do whatever your passion is. And she also went to Mount Holyoke.

What instance or insight has stayed with you from your global learning experiences? I found myself at Mount Holyoke. I learned self-reliance in a foreign country. I realized that I have control over my life and I need to be responsible for it.

What advice do you have for students studying and interning in a culture other than their own? Be open and enjoy yourself! You will have a very precious and interesting experience if you want.