Two INTL Ducks heading to Cambridge for Graduate School!
The International Studies Department is excited to announce that two International Studies students, Jean Francois Guilmeus (BA Fall 2017) and Haozhe Li (current INTL senior), have been accepted into graduate programs at Cambridge!
Congratulations to you both!
Above: Haozhe Li (left) and Jean Francois Guilmeus (right) at LeaderShape event.
I asked both students to share a bit about their experiences at UO and with International Studies, as well as their interests, goals, and next steps. Here are their responses, in their own words.
Jean Francois Guilmeus
“I have been accepted into Cambridge MPhil Development Studies Program. The area of my research will be alternative development models such as community based development.
“MPhil in Education (Globalisation and International Development) is the program I will attend. After the one-year Master, I will have the option to continue with the Ph.D. in Education if my Master Thesis meets the requirement, which I intend to do. I am currently studying International Studies with a professional concentration in Cross-Cultural Communication and Education. I was proudly raised in Yunnan, China and thrived here at the UO with the support from the amazing faculty and staff, as well as fellow international students. In four years at the U of O, I tried to give back to the community by being involved in the International Business Association (IBA), Career Center, and Lundquist College of Business Career Services and more. In all of these jobs, internships, and student organization works, my goal was to support more and more international students on campus. As many of International Studies majors who have studied abroad know the difficulties and hardships an international have to face in another culture, education system, and country. Currently, I am working on my International Studies Honors Thesis on the topic of UO Career Services and Chinese International Students with Professor Dennis Galvan, where I am trying to understand the relationship, cultural background, and the needs of this marginalized group by using the quantitative research method, in order to make suggestions to the Career Center and US Higher Education to more strategically serve international students. I am also part of the ICSP – International Cultural Service Program – which is a scholarship program for international students who get tuition remission, and in return, the student goes out to Eugene and Springfield community to give talks, presentations, and performances about their home culture. I am truly grateful to the UO and specifically the faculty at the International Studies department, the staff at ISSS-International Student and Scholar Services, and the career professionals at the Career Center who have supported me in my college career.
I plan to travel to the East Coast of the US over spring break to see as much as I can before I leave the US after graduation. I am also extremely happy that my mother and perhaps other family members will come to my graduation in June to see the beautiful U of O campus and amazing Oregon for the first time. I will have three months in wonderful Yunnan before going on another challenging part of my life in Cambridge, England. I know it will be good because I always enjoy having a cup of tea!
Congratulations to Jean Francois, too! I’m extremely happy that both of us are going to Cambridge and am thankful to the INTL department.
For more information, please go to www.linkedin.com/in/lihaozhe”
Above: Haozhe Li receiving a University Award.
Above: Jean Francois traveling in Morocco.
Above: Jean Francois Guilmeus in snowy Montreal.
Above: Haozhe Li speaking at International Student Career Night.