I am Zhihan Xu, and you can call me Atila (my Arabic Name). I come from China, and I finished my undergraduate studies in China and come here for postgraduate study. I like the natural scenery of North Carolina, the quiet and slow life, and the warm and friendly people here. I focus on middle eastern studies now. I studied Arabic for four years during my undergraduate studies, and I hope to have a wider research space in my master's degree instead of just learning the language. Also, Arabic history and culture fascinates me, and I hope to gain a deeper understanding of it. In the society I lived in in the past, I was always disciplined and asked to be obedient and hide my personality.My hopes for my life at UNC are: 1. Increase my professional knowledge; 2. Improve my creativity; 3. Meet friends from different culture; 4. Develop my hobbies; 5. Enjoy life. I love all mammals, especially dogs. I keep three dogs in China and two of them are adopted. My parents and I love them so much.
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