October 3, 2017 at 11:34 am

Economics Major Expands His Global Perspective with Study Abroad, Campus Involvement

Bowen Shi, posing with many flags

Bowen Shi

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As an international student, Bowen Shi had some initial challenges when he arrived in Athens in 2013, including a language barrier and a very different classroom culture than he was used to in China.

But the senior majoring in Economics has taken advantage of Ohio University’s many opportunities to expand his global horizon. He joined student government, helped with the Ohio Program of Intensive English orientation for new international students, organized Around the World in 80 Minutes, and studied abroad in Germany, even backpacking around Europe for a month after his academic program.

Country: China

Arrived in Athens: January 2013

Major: B.S. in Economics, Business Analytics, Finance

Initial challenges: Language barrier, classroom culture, talking to professors, discussions, presentations

Favorite subjects: Business, Economics, History

Areas of interest: History, Law, Languages, International Policy

Involvement & Achievements:

  • ISFS peer adviser
  • Student Government, member, International Student Commission
  • OPIE Academic Orientation Panel Speaker
  • Business Professional Fraternity
  • Consulting Fellow
  • Around the World in 80 Minutes: organizer
  • Study Abroad, Adidas, Germany: Global Consulting Program, one month in Germany
  • Backpacked in Europe for about month after the study abroad

Hobbies: chess, basketball, swimming, traveling, museums

Plans after graduation: research with faculty, internship, grad school

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