Laker students, alumni, faculty & staff share their Global GVSU Story.
I was a study abroad student summer 1997 to China and 1997-1998
Japan. Having the experience in East Asia changed my life. After
graduation, I got a job through my connections in the GVSU study
abroad program in China and began working in Shanghai. I worked there
for two years before beginning to work for a start-up. From there I
moved to Europe, first to Stockholm, and then to Oxford University,
where I took a year to get an MSc, then I moved to London where I got
another MA in Chinese Art after which I worked in the Chinese art
market in London. Three years ago, I moved to Switzerland but now I am
back in Oxford for my daughter's schooling. I don't think I would have
ever left the US had I not participated in the study abroad program at
GVSU. They were both fantastic trips, providing me with the tools to
navigate the world. Unfortunately, I was a study abroad student before
there were digital cameras so I do not have any pictures of my trips.
Dr. Peimin Ni may have some pictures in the group pictures from summer 1997.
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Padnos International Center
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