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Liwei Wang - China
Liwei Wang "William" - China
Liwei Wang aka
"William" is from
China. He is majoring in Finance.
He is a Beijing Normal University (BNU) student and
1 + 1 + 2 Program.
What is the 1 + 1 + 2 Program?
This is a program for Chinese
students attending Beijing Normal
University in China. During
year, students attend Beijing Normal
University, year 2 students attend
Green River Community College, and
then transfer to a 4-year university
in the United States for the last 2
years. William has already been
However, he hopes to get into the
University of Wisconsin
- Madison. This is his first
What classes are you taking?
"I'm taking Psychology,
English 101, Physics and Public
Speaking. These are General
Requirements that I need to
I have also improved my English
quite a bit. Before coming to GRCC I
scored a 6 on my IELTS - three
months later, I took the test again
and scored a 7.
All the instructors and
staff are very nice. They are
very helpful and they make me feel
like part of a family."
What do you think about
"Campus Services are very good.
GRCC provides 'Safety
Rides' to students to and from Campus Corner Apartments, nearby apartments and home shares, Holman Library and local stores.
I live at
Campus Corner Apartments.
I have three roommates. Two are from
Korea and one is from Japan.
We enjoy eating curry together and
when we speak, we use 4 different
languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean
and English). We mix them all up.
It's quite funny. There are a lot of
similarities in our languages and
What activities do you
participate in on campus?
"I work on campus as a Marketing
Assistant for Ross Jennings, the
Vice President for International
Programs. I help with communication
to BNU and Chinese students.
There are over 70 BNU students at
GRCC and there are 14 more coming
this spring. I will be helping with
I have also volunteered with King
County Parks. I planted trees. In
addition, I have volunteered at the
Auburn Food Bank and the Garden of
Goo. I also went with the
college to see the Picasso Exhibit
at the Seattle Art Museum.