My name is Fan Zhang from Shen Yang, Liao Ning Province, China. I study piano performance in the music department at EIU.
I chose EIU because I was offered the option to work with a fantastic mentor, Dr. Susan Teicher, and other great faculty. Also, my husband used to study in Illinois, so it was convenient for both of us. At EIU, I receive very personal attention that I would not receive at larger schools. The music program is very challenging and my skills have improved so much even though I have been here less than one year.
If I had to say anything I miss about China, it would be my family and friends who are still there but EIU is full of nice people, and I've learned a lot here. All of my teachers are so available and willing to answer questions. They are very intelligent and so knowledgeable about their subject!