National Taiwan University
My name is Sandy Lu. I am a senior at National Taiwan University, majoring in International Relations and minoring in Economics. I just came back from Tokyo where I spent one and a half years to finish a double degree program at Waseda University. I was born in Oklahoma and raised in Taiwan. The experience of spending my childhood traveling between these two places has sparked my interest in bridging different social cultures. While abroad, I got to talk to people from different walks of life and was inspired by this experience to connect Taiwan with the world and to make changes within our societies. I was the president of a student service club in NTU, holding camps for elementary students in remote areas of Taiwan. And currently I am working as a part-time English teacher assistant to help students to pick up this language. In my spare time, I enjoy painting, doing sports, watching movies, and listening to music.
Being out there and trying to introduce my home to people has strengthened my motivation to eliminate the boundaries between cultures. And at that very moment, TASC came across my path. At first, I thought that it would be just like the other international programs I had participated in before; merely another chance to meet and talk to people. But after participating TASC 2014 as a Taiwanese delegate, I realized that this, TASC, is the starting point. Because of the long conference length and the combination of cultural experience activities and roundtable discussion, TASC provides a greater insight into one’s cultural background, academic knowledges, and personal interests. It’s a place where American students and Taiwanese students come together and learn together. It’s a process of connecting people, and the sparks it creates are what we want to preserve and further hone them into splendid fireworks. I look forward to sharing this experience and working with the 2015 TASC executive committee to pass down this wonderful opportunity and make an impact on our societies.