Blog: Chinese Native Xu ’19 Looking Forward to Senior Year on The Hill

NAME Zhiran (Karen) Xu ’19

HOMETOWN Shenzhen, China

AREAS OF STUDY Computer science and music double major

WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO "Although I had a stellar semester abroad in Ireland, I really looked forward to coming back to Holy Cross as I gained more insights about what made Holy Cross so special. I really missed my peers and the faculty at Holy Cross during my semester abroad – sometimes Skype just doesn’t justify the experience. To be honest, I still cannot believe that I am a senior; there is no changing that – what I can do is seize the day and live up the HC experience for one more year."

WHY SHE’S BLOGGING "Blogging was something that I found cathartic during my semester abroad. I enjoyed having words to look back on in terms of my study abroad experiences as I came back from Ireland. Senior year should be an ultra special year between academics, graduate school applications, job hunting and just figuring out things, so I would also like to jot down the happy days and the struggles as the days fly by. If, along the way, people find that they enjoy the HC experience through my lens, that would also be amazing."

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