Life as a student in Wisconsin

Yeijin, from Korea (pictured left), and Shida Ye, from China are currently studying at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities. We recently caught up with them to find out about their experience so far, including how it has been living on campus at this time.

Hi guys. What is your major, and what classes are you currently taking?

Yeijin: I am studying Media and Communication, and am currently taking Popular Culture and Communication, Ecosphere in Crisis, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Cultural Geography, and Introduction to Film.

Shida Ye: My major is Business and Sport Management. I am taking Managerial Accounting, Microeconomics, Calculus, Biology and Psychology.

Where do you currently live?

Yeijin: I am currently living in the Fox village, which is near UWO Fox Cities campus.

Shida Ye: I live in Menasha, Wi. I am living outside of campus in private accommodation. Everything is great so far.

Have you adapted well to school life with social distancing, masks, etc.?

Yeijin: I have adapted well to school life with wearing masks. I think I feel about 90% safe on Campus because University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities is trying their best to make the campus safe by providing hand sanitizer everywhere.

"Classes are marked so there is at least 6 ft between each person, masks are mandatory and we have to take a self-assessment survey every day before we come to campus."

Shida Ye: Yes I have gotten used to it now as we had to follow these rules last semester as well. It is a 100% safe place for study.

Are you glad that you travelled to the US to study in-person, rather than studying online from home?

Yeijin: Yes, I am because when I took online class in Korea during Spring 2020 semester it was difficult taking online class at midnight.

Shida Ye: Definitely. It is great to be able to be in the same time zone as my professors because I do not have to take classes at midnight or early in the morning.

How has your experience of online workshops and classes been?

Yeijin: All of them have been going well so far.

Shida Ye: For me it is perfectly fine because it’s safe and interactive for all.