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USF Student Marsha Louis Speaks to China’s JN Magazine About her Passion for Chinese Language and Culture
October 29, 2012

USF student, Marsha Louis was recently interviewed by China’s JN Magazine, about her passion for Chinese language and culture. Marsha is not only an advanced speaker but has become immersed in the culture and is working to master traditional Chinese artistic performances known as kuai ban. These performances are difficult, but Marsha has been working for several years and was recently named the winner of the 1st Foreign Students Chinese-speaking Talent Show Contest. In the article, Marsha tells of how the Beijing Olympics’ opening ceremony inspired her to learn more about Chinese language and culture. 

Marcia Performing at the 2011 Chinese Bridge Competition

She began taking language courses at USF under Dr. Eric Shepherd in the Department of World Languages. To complement her course work she spent two summers on Education Abroad programs in Quingdao, China and then spent a year studying at Nankai University. Marsha is currently a senior studying international relations and political science and plans to graduate in December 2012.  

Read the full article about Marsha’s experience here.      

View Marsha’s performance at USF in last year’s Bridge Competition>>