Angela in Singapore

Hey everyone! My name is Angela Li and I am a junior Biochemistry major from Shanghai, China. This spring semester, I’ll be studying abroad in Singapore through the Amherst-Yale-NUS exchange program. 

As an Asian American, I’m particularly drawn to Singapore’s cultural diversity and its unique fusion of Eastern and Western traditions. I’m excited to document the process of finding a sense of self and community in a foreign country, as well as the educational experience of studying at a small liberal arts college in Asia. At Yale-NUS, I’ll be exploring the intersection between sustainability and urbanization through courses in Urban studies and Southeast Asia studies, and I look forward to acquiring a deeper understanding of the challenges and characteristics of the Garden City’s urban development. I hope that my posts can serve as a reflective space and provide a glimpse of what it’s like to study abroad during a pandemic!

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