First impressions of Penn State
Simeng, a Peking U. student, shares some initial impressions of Penn State and State College
After a boring 15-hour flight, we finally got to state college which I think is a really beautiful and peaceful town. Unlike Beijing, state college is less crowded and the life pace here seems a little slower which really makes us feel comfortable living and studying here. The kind of American-style campus scenery is so different from PKU. Both the Old Main and the huge Beaver Stadium are quite impressive and we are also surprised by the building named creamery and that here is a group of students majoring in ice-cream. I have to say that ice-cream here is about the most delicious one I've ever had.
In the Opening of the program, I'm so glad to meet students in Penn State and they are all so friendly, we had a great conversation with them which helped us to know so many funny stuffs here. After we organized the project groups, Ben and I formed a group with local students Timothy and Damon. Timothy told us his majors are math and music which surprised me a little because I didn't know anybody majoring in such two different things.
I'm looking forward of the group study with them very much because I think it must be very interesting and helpful learning math with different persons and BTW maybe I could learn something about music from Timothy.