Major: Advertising & Digital Design BFA ‘24
Minor: Creative Technology
Hometown: Hamamatsu, Japan and Suwon, South Korea
Involvement on campus: Advertising & Digital Design Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, National Society
of Leadership and Success
Community service: KANA (Korean Association of New York Artists) Creative team member
MJ is a seasoned international student, having started her studies at an international
high school in Chengdu, China. Her time there showed her how big this world really
is. Having classmates of diverse nationalities inspired her to experience the world
beyond the countries where she was raised.
The pandemic forced MJ to start her FIT program online from home, and the time difference
taught her how crucial time management is. During this experience, she learned how
to juggle her assignments, projects, and even her personal life. When she finally
arrived in NYC, she was inspired by the creative and ambitious people who she found
very motivating. MJ loves FIT for its diversity. She finds people here very open-minded,
respectful, and accepting.
MJ thinks it's important for new international students to be aware of what she calls
“the fate of an international student” - that loneliness can set in, even in a crowded
city like New York. She advises anyone going through this to think positively, eat
delicious foods, exercise, and make friends, and remember that this, too, shall pass.