The new semester has begun, and we are featuring profiles of our multilingual and multitalented student staff members.
Hi, i’m Yifeng Chen, a sophomore Mathematics major from China, which is the world’s most populous country with over 1.35 billion people. China is also a historical country containing a long history over 5000 years as well as modern facilities. I speak Chinese, Japanese, English and I am currently learning French. I interested in math, Japanese, computer science and traveling around the world. In addition to studying at Gettysburg College, I also work in LRC as a student staff member.
For traveling around the world, I have visited lots of countries in Asia including Japan, North Korea, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. I also visited some countries in Europe, for example, Germany, Italy, France and Monaco. Unfortunately, I have never been in Africa before, but it is on my wish list.
In 2012, I went to Japan with my friends and i found Japan is a really cool country with traditional Chinese culture as well as modern facilities. After traveling in Japan, I started to study Japanese in order to get better experience next time when I visit Japan. The most stunning thing in Japan is the fantastic public transportation. Compared with Amtrak, the Shinkansen train can run about 200miles per hour and is the world’s busiest high-speed rail line. More importantly, Japanese rail way system reaches almost every city and towns, which means people can take trains to anywhere in Japan.
During this summer, I volunteered to take care of patients in a hospital in China. Duties are simple, for example, checking monitoring equipment, helping patients to check in and out and assisting patients to walk around. I have learned a lot from it,which is to be patient and be careful.
In the future, I’m going yo continue my study of Math and Computer Science and go to a grad school for a higher education and I’m also on my way to travel around the world.