Hello everyone! I am Natalie Ying, a rising junior from Hong Kong. I'm majoring in Political Science and Economics. On campus, I live in McGlinn Hall and will be studying abroad in Nagoya, Japan this Spring (super excited). Outside of the classroom, I am a proud member of the Notre Dame Chorale and work as a research assistant at the Kellogg Institute of International Studies. At the very beginning of my Freshmen year, I was not used to the cultural difference between the US and home. But now, as you can see, Notre Dame is a magical place to me. All people here are so friendly and helpful. I am here to reassure you that it is okay for international students to panic a bit at the start, and I hope to help every one of you with your transition. I have a poker face and can look kind of scary when I am emotionless. But please do not hesitate to approach me if you have any problems, or if you just want to chat! Can’t wait to meet all of you during International Student Orientation!