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Second Semester Classes

Xiao Tan is a second-year CIPA student from China. She is concentrating her studies on Economic and Financial Policy. If you wish to learn more about Xiao, you may read her bio here. (more…)

CIPA DC Externship Semester Offers Opportunity for Résumé-Building & Growth

Xiao Tan is a second-year CIPA student from China. She is concentrating her studies on Economic and Financial Policy. If you wish to learn more about Xiao, you may read her bio here. (more…)

Why Cornell?

The acceptance letters have arrived, and now it comes the tough part: pick one! Let me tell you why you should pick Cornell!

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Xiao Tan ’18: End of the Semester Reflection

I can’t believe that my first semester at CIPA is almost over. It took me a while to get used to Cornell’s culture, while making new friends at the same time. Overall, my first semester here at Cornell has been such a rewarding experience and it has been a pleasure arriving at classes every day. I have taken amazing courses and have had the privilege of working with a variety of very bright people—both faculty members and students. (more…)

Xiao Tan ’18: Movies, Gala, and the Weather

In this blog I’ve decided to recap the weather and the best party and movie of the week.  (more…)

Xiao Tan ’18: My views on the US Presidential Election

Last week was the U.S. presidential election. My friend from Harvard School of Public Health received an email from the department chair, and the email started as follows: “Today as the country wakes up more divided than in recent history…” Excuse me? The thing is that the nation has always been divided, and a lot of people did not realize that until this election. The divisions have always been there such as a polarized Congress, lack of trust in government, hatred between the two parties, and a fragmented media market. (more…)

Xiao Tan ’18: Starting My New On-Campus Job

Cornell University hires thousands of students to work on campus ranging from graduate assistant to Cornell store cashiers. International students can also work on campus as long as we maintain our F1 or J1 visa status. (more…)

Xiao Tan ’18: Q & A

What is your concentration?

Economic and Financial Policy

How was coming to Cornell as an international student?

Cornell has woven diversity into the fabric of its history. Cornell was one of the first in the nation to admit women and the first to admit African Americans. There are many different nationalities at Cornell, especially at CIPA. I work as a graduate funding assistant in the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) which supports students of different backgrounds, especially minority, low-income, or first-generation students. I’m proud to say that out of a total of 14,000 undergraduate students at Cornell, 6, 000 are served by OADI. (more…)

Meet Xiao Tan ’18

My name is Xiao Tan and I am from China. I recently graduated from Emory University with a dual degree in Art History and Economics. Between 2012 to 2014, I published 5 pieces of fiction. I wrote stories about people from different cultures and backgrounds, and was awarded as the Most Outstanding Writer of the Month of the largest Chinese online publishing/reading website in 2013. (more…)

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