Being an English major student at CSU needs lots of effort and hard work. As an international Ram, I am happy to learn new knowledge every day, but there are also sorrows and troubles. It is super cool to learn English from different people and the contents of the courses that I studied were not easy at all. Can you imagine a non-native English speaker studying English Literature, poetry and literature criticism?  Let’s have a look at my life!

7:00 to 8:30 am: I get up and take a bath. After having breakfast, I will go to Morgan library to study and preview for the classes of the day.


9:00 to 10:00 am: Class begins, and this class [CO401: Writing & Style] is very interesting because students are sitting in a circle. This photo looks awkward, right?

Frank sitting in class

10:10 to 11:30 am: During this time, I either do class observation or volunteer as a conversational partner at INTO CSU. Since I am in the language concentration and I will be an English teacher in the future, I need to observe classes and write papers about it.


12:00-1:00 pm: I have lunch at LSC and then go back home to take a nap. I live in New Aggie, so it is not far from the campus, just five minutes’ walk.

2:00-4:00 pm: More classes. I am taking CO 401, E 515, E 327 and E465 this semester. It has turned out to be super busy in the afternoon and night.

5:30 pm: Go to Ye’s Poke station to have some Boba Tea and have my dinner.

Frank drinking Boba tea

5:30 pm to 12:00 am: Study in the Morgan Library.

It is difficult to be an international Ram because I am away from home, which is on the other hemisphere. I miss my family, friends, and home-style food!!! The best place for Chinese food in Fort Collins I think is Lulu’s Bistro in Downtown. They serve a Chinese menu and the English menu does not have those dishes, so be sure to go with a Chinese friend.