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Think and Do in 2 Competition Celebrates Diverse International Stories

Students shared their diverse international experiences during Tuesday’s global storytelling competition in Stewart Theatre as part of International Education Month.

The fourth annual Think in Do in 2: Global Storytelling Competition brought together 12 diverse students to share their international stories. Contestants shared their studying abroad and service learning experiences in Australia, Trinidad, New Zealand, Japan, Poland, China, England, and France; international students from China and France told stories of their experiences living abroad and at NC State.

Each contestant had just two minutes to share their story with the audience while a timed presentation with six slides displayed behind them. Attendees, including the contestants’ friends and families, cast a vote for their favorite story to determine the top three winners. Student Body President Jess Errico moderated the event.

Congratulations to all of the competitors in this year’s Think and Do in 2.

Competition Winner: Chu Zhang

Major: accounting
International program: Intensive English Program student
Presentation title: “From 622 to 919: More Than a Number Change”




First Runner-Up: Thomas Armstrong

Major: business administration
International program: study abroad in Australia
Presentation title: “Friendship”




Second Runner-Up: Xiangyuan Wu

Major: business management
International program: Intensive English Program student
Presentation title: “The secrets of Trashcans”




Congratulations to all of the 2018 storytellers:

  • Chandra Manivannan, “A Time of Growth, Trinidad”
  • Joshua Golden, “Living New”
  • Mian Wu, “Home is where the heart is”
  • Caroline Hild, “Home
  • Carlie Anderson, “The Power of Culture”
  • Anna Davis, “Lost and Found”
  • John Gay, “Do Something Different”
  • Patience Ben-Israel, “The Value of One, the Power of All”
  • Rebeca Teran, “The Moments We Felt Alive”

November is International Education Month at NC State. Learn more about our global opportunities during one of the Office of Global Engagement’s events.