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My Graduate Student Life at Price – by Kuaikuai Wei, MPA ’16

Posted on by Derek Robinson

When I first came to US last year, everything was new and fresh to me. I was very nervous about my life at USC. Could I get along well with my new friends? Could I adapt quickly to American higher education? One of my American friends told me, “just be brave and take opportunities. You’ll be fine.” Throughout my first year in USC I kept thinking positively and tried new things to learn about myself and explore US. I value my experience here and want to share it with prospective graduate students….

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Brasil! – by Avery Seretan, MPP ’16

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As a rising second year enrolled in the Price School of Public Policy, I was lucky enough to attend the Brazil International Lab this summer. I worked with eight other Price students during the spring semester to prepare for the lab, as we researched drought and water policies in various countries around the world, focusing on the California case specifically.

During the trip in Brazil, we met with important leaders at the State level in Rio de Janeiro and toured the city learning about water filtration and the need for industrial water reuse… Continue reading

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The Most Amazing Summer

Posted on by Wei Zhao

I have always been a big fan of travelling. To me, travelling broadens the mind, and helps us forget or care less about things that do not matter. One of the greatest things of being part of SPPD is that, it provides you with so many great opportunities and reasons to travel.

As part of my summer class – PPD 613-International Laboratory-Brazil – we took a trip to Rio de Janeiro. It was an absolutely wonderful trip and rewarding experience. As a class, not only did we go to those grand Olympic and World Cup venues for our projects, but also we took the train up to be embraced by Christ the Redeemer—landmark of Rio; we got sand between our toes on the world-famous Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Beach; we tried Brazilian BBQ and acai when touring around the European-style downtown area of the great city.
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