We've been told that distractions are healthy for all of us. Playing the role of "functioning member of society" sees any opportunity to rip off our costume as tempting. What if I told you, however, that our desire for distractions are being taken advantage of every day. Humans are manipulating each other, and it's time we realized why.
Five students from these countries talked about the meaning to them of national service in their home country, including Gloria Guo and Xinze Li from China, Ninad Mukherjee from Singapore, Minjae Lee from South Korea, and Eli Levi from Israel.
NYU Shanghai does much more than bring students from cultures everywhere around the world to receive an undergraduate education in a small building on Century Avenue in one of China’s largest and most dynamic cities.
Beyond academic learning, it provides them with opportunities to explore other talents, such as drama and performing arts. And, importantly for their physical and emotional health, it fosters their participation in a competitive sports environment.
NYU Shanghai offers intercollegiate sports teams in soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton and tennis, all of which compete in various intercollegiate games here in Shanghai.
Students all over the world have been immensely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways, whether it be continuing to study solely online or by navigating complex regulations in returning to campus. For NYU Shanghai students in particular, the situation has proven itself to become a very complex one. The Chinese government's approval for our students to return in October has allowed for some fortunate students to travel back to China. However, the process to return to campus is not as easy as it used to be. Instead of simply walking out the airport doors to return to Shanghai life, one must complete an intense 14-day quarantine and 7-day self-monitoring period. These quarantine regulations seem pretty simple on paper, but take on a much more entirely complicated and difficult process in reality.