Laura Xiu Hung ?24

Laura Xiu Hung

Class Year

’24

Hometown

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Major(s)

Chinese, IPE

Minor(s)

Asian Studies

“My classmates and professors make the environment fun and engaging, which really benefits my learning. Carthage professors are clearly passionate about the subjects they teach, and it’s easily reflected in the students’ learning.”

Laura Xiu Hung, ’24

Why Carthage?

“Like most people, I absolutely fell in love with the campus. It’s on the smaller side; however, you can’t beat the view! Carthage, unlike most schools, offers a variety of modern language majors. I felt that Carthage’s language program was something that I wanted to take advantage of, so I did.”

Faculty mentors

“Darwin Tsen, my first Chinese professor, allowed me to explore and enjoy learning Chinese in a way that I haven’t before, and he made class extremely enjoyable. I know that when I wanted to advance my Chinese learning with additional classes and learning another parallel language (Hokkien), Prof. Tsen was supportive about all of it and exhausted all of the resources he had to help me. I am so grateful to have had an excellent professor like him.”

Favorite class

“My favorite classes have been my Chinese classes. My classmates and professors make the environment fun and engaging, which really benefits my learning. Carthage professors are clearly passionate about the subjects they teach, and it’s easily reflected in the students’ learning.”

Career goal

“After graduating from Carthage, I plan on getting certified to become an interpreter and/or translator. From there, I’m aiming for the United Nations.”

Advice for other students in your major?

“I think students should consider double-majoring in a modern language or something else that complements the International Political Economy (IPE) major. If any students are interested in how economics and politics work internationally, or on an international scale, I think they should check out the IPE major.”

Scholarships

“I received the Presidential Scholarship. Receiving this scholarship means the absolute world to me. I come from a lower-income family, so Carthage was out of my price range when I applied. However, the Presidential Scholarship enables me to attend classes at a reduced cost, so I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to receive the scholarship.”

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