Worldwide Views: Keijing Jin

BY GABBY RAYMOND ’20

Unlike many other international students at Mount Holyoke, Kejing (Momo) Jin ’19, from Beijing, China, has lived in the U.S. for five years. Jin attended a test-oriented high school in Beijing that did not appreciate her drive for academic excellence or her participation in extracurricular activities. “[Students] had ten classes a day, six days a week and everything was about scores because in China it’s still all about your college entrance examination score,” said Jin.

Worldwide Views: Sarjana Jaiswal '18

Worldwide Views: Sarjana Jaiswal '18

BY GABBY RAYMOND ’20 

The first international student studied at Mount Holyoke in 1839, just two years after Mary Lyon opened her doors to educate women from all over the United States, according to the Mount Holyoke website. In the 2016- — 2017 school year, students from over 61 countries attended Mount Holyoke College. Because one person cannot speak for a whole community, the News seeks to tell the individual stories, like that of Sarjana Jaiswal ’18 from Lucknow, a city in Northern India.

Worldwide Views: Maha Mapara ’21

Worldwide Views: Maha Mapara ’21

BY GABBY RAYMOND ’20

The first international student studied at Mount Holyoke in 1839, just two years after Mary Lyon opened the doors to educate women from all over the United States, according to the Mount Holyoke website. In the 2016 – 2017 school year students from over 61 countries attended Mount Holyoke College. Because one person cannot speak for a whole community, the News seeks to tell the individual stories like that of Maha Mapara, a first-year from Karachi, Pakistan. 

Worldwide Views: Anran Wang '19

Worldwide Views: Anran Wang '19

BY GABBY RAYMOND ’20

Making the trek to Mount Holyoke every year can result in over 20 hours of flying time for students coming from China; so what motivates so many Chinese international students to study here? For Anran Wang ’19, it was her spirit of adventure that led her to travel from her home   in Guangzhou, China, to South Hadley for school. Her family moved from a small town to the large metropolitan city of Guangzhou when she was finishing her elementary school years. She cited the switch to big city life as a turning point in her personality. 

Worldwide Views: Angela Nayiga ’20

Worldwide Views: Angela Nayiga ’20

BY GABBY RAYMOND '20

According to the Mount Holyoke website, the first international student came to study at Mount Holyoke College in 1839, just two years after Mary Lyon opened a door to education for women all over the United States. In the 2016 to 2017 school year there were students from over 61 countries. Angela Nayiga ’20, from Kampala, Uganda who came to Mount Holyoke last spring is one of those international students.