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Eva Hong

ZIJUN WANG, An International Graduate Student from China

Zijun Wang

 

  1. What are you studying at Duke and what are some of your campus involvements?

Liberal Studies is a very interdisciplinary program. It offers you the freedom and a lot of opportunities to explore. I have explored psychology, literature, creative writing, and Buddhism meditation. I like it very much. Now my focus is in creative writing and literary translation. As for campus involvements, I am in a poetry club, where I also did some acting.

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Elena Cavallero

Croatia, country of wild nature, intriguing history, and extremely welcoming people, it is gradually gaining popularity among tourists heading to Europe. So, if you are planning a summer adventure or want to learn more about this country, scroll down and explore Croatia with us!

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Eva Hong
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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,

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The following message was sent to all international students on Tuesday, September 11, around 3 p.m., regarding preparations for Hurricane Florence:

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Masha Stoertz
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Can you introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m Emre from Izmir, Turkey, and I’m a junior studying Economics and minoring in Computer Science and Biology. I’m also on premed track.

Where is Izmir located?

It’s in the south-west of Turkey. Izmir is the third biggest city and is famous for its beaches because it has great weather. It’s also the most secular city in Turkey.

I’m impressed with how many things you are studying! It seems that you are interested in many things – what are they?

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Danielle Ngo

Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic country in Eastern Africa, located within the African Great Lakes region. The country has a population of 51.82 million and total area of 967,303 square kilometers, making it a bit more than twice the size of California. Although Tanzania’s capital city is Dodoma, its previous capital city, Dar es Salaam, is the country’s largest city and leading commercial center. Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.  

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Danielle Ngo
Ecuador

Ecuador is a representative democratic republic located in the northwestern region of South America. It is bordered on the north by Colombia, on the east and south by Peru, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Interestingly, Ecuador is one of only two countries in South America that is not bordered by Brazil. Ecuador has an area of 283,560 square kilometers and a population of 16.1 million. Its capital city, Quito, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 in honor of its rich cultural heritage.

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Danielle Ngo

Algeria is a sovereign state in North Africa located on the Mediterranean coast. It is the tenth-largest country in the world, with an area of 2.38 million square kilometers, and is the largest country in Africa. Its population is ranked 33rd in the world with 40.4 million citizens recorded in a 2016 estimate. Algeria is a semi-presidential republic, comprised of 48 provinces and 1,541 counties, and is bordered by Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, and the Mediterranean Sea. The country’s name derives from its capital city, Algiers, which in turn derives from an Arabic word shortened from a phrase meaning “Islands of the Mazghanna Tribe.”

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Danielle Ngo

Known officially as the Republic of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan is a country located in Central Asia comprised of twelve provinces, one autonomous republic, and a capital city (Tashkent).

Uzbekistan has a population of 32.1 million and an area of 448,978 square kilometers, making it Central Asia’s most populous country. Surprisingly, Uzbekistan has a rather young population. People younger than 14 account for about 34.1% of its total population. Uzbekistan is one of only two countries that are doubly landlocked, meaning it’s landlocked by countries that are also landlocked. The other country is Liechtenstein.

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