Profile: Debbie Huang

This week we caught up with Campus Cutie, Debbie Huang! A 2nd year SILS student from Taiwan, not only is Debbie an easy going, bright and understanding student, but she is also a perfect friend to get to know with. Be sure to say hi if you see her on campus!

1. Year and School: 2nd year, SILS

2. Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

3. What is your favorite subject and why? Financial management, which is a SILS intermediate course. This semester, I took some new courses regarding economics; although it was very unfamiliar to me at the beginning, the professor started teaching from the basics, which helped me build my foundations in finance management. Also, the professor speaks fluent English and he is really humorous, so I really enjoy the course.

4. Are you involved in any school clubs/circles? Yes, I joined WIF (Waseda International Festival), which is a dancing circle involved with many traditional culture dances. I did Amei dance this semester, which is a Taiwanese aboriginal dance. We also performed at the Waseda Festival.

5. If you could drop everything and visit one place in the world, where would you go and why: I would say America. I know it’s not a surprising answer, but studying in SILS gives me the chance to make lots of American friends who always portray themselves with confidence and strength. Since I learned a lot about the country, I hope I can visit there and experience the culture on my own.

6. How do you de-stress after a long day? Take a hot bath, light up a fragrant candle, and watch YouTube videos with milk tea - simply getting away from the “reality” for a few hours.

7. What is your favorite book? I like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

8. If you could have one superpower what would it be? The ability to go back to the past. I often sense regret to do something, so I hope I can revise the big mistakes that I made before.

9. What are you passionate about? I love to travel, eat food and make friends.

10. Do you have any advice for future SILS students? To be honest, most courses in SILS are not that difficult. However, SILS is a great platform for you to explore your interest and experience different cultures.  Try not to fool around for four years, and make full use of the chance instead to maximize your university life and develop skills that can be connected to your future work.

Thanks to Debbie for taking the time to answer our questions! We’re eager to see where the future takes her.

This article was written by HC Waseda Guest Writer, Angela Chung.