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Announcing the New Cohort of Shansi Fellows!

Congratulations to the 2020 Oberlin Shansi Fellows! Five Oberlin seniors and two recent alumni have been selected as new Shansi Fellows for 2020. These talented, adventurous, and engaged Obies will work with Shansi’s partner NGOs and universities in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan. Two of the new Fellows will be going to China. Rex Simmons ’19, an Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies major will work at Beijing Normal University. Jennifer Lin ’20, an Art History and Creative Writing major, will teach English at Shanxi Agricultural University. Our Indonesia Fellows are Kara Nepomuceno ’20, a Dance and Biology major, and Ora Hammel ‘20, an Environmental Studies major. Kara and Ora wi

Shaping Futures: In-Asia Grants & Week 3 of 'Shansi Forward'

We are proud and humbled to have Jenn Lin and Kara Nepomuceno introduce the third and final week of the 'Shansi Forward' campaign. Jenn and Kara are current Oberlin 4th year Oberlin students and winners of our In-Asia Grant last year. Read their message below. "Dear Shansi friends, We are Jenn Lin and Kara Nepomuceno, fourth-year students and Shansi In-Asia Grant Winners in Winter 2019. Our grants from Shansi helped us develop and grow at a crucial time in our college careers. Each of us would like to share a bit about how our experiences in Asia deeply informed our sense of self, our academic projects, and our aspirations after graduation. Kara - Through my project in Manila, Philippine

Week 2 of the 'Shansi Forward' Campaign - A Note from Our Visiting Scholar

Happy Giving Tuesday! And welcome to the second week of the 'Shansi Forward' Campaign. This week, we are celebrating our Visiting Scholars Program, which allows staff and faculty from our partner institutions in Asia to come to Oberlin to conduct research, observe undergraduate teaching, attend academic conferences, and build professional networks. Dalila Yunardi, one of our current Visiting Scholars from Syiah Kuala University is kicking off our celebration. Read her message below: "Dear Friends of Oberlin Shansi, My name is Dalila Husna Yunardi, and I am a Junior Lecturer in the Department of Informatics at Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. This semester, I’ve had the opport

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