Post + Photo From: Wen Hongyu, Beijing Normal University, Education Major, Fall 2014 Exchange Student
In the short exchange semester I experienced at Hofstra University, what impressed me most was not that this was my first time living abroad for such long time nor the draw of New York City, but the friendship between Professor Maureen Murphy (Professor of Curriculum and Teaching, Director of the Secondary English programs and Co-Director of the undergraduate Irish Studies minor in HCLAS) and myself. Professor Murphy has all of the qualities that a good teacher should have. The photo here was taken along the beach near her home, where she spent the whole day accompanying me on my visit to this beautiful and peaceful neighborhood. This is where she patiently listened to my future plans and helped me work through any confusion I had. I will never forget this special time at Hofstra.