Monterey Institute student Xiao’ou Zhu of China describes her Development Theory and Practice course at the Monterey Institute as “transformative” – a description that came true when, based on her classwork, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture offered her a position.
July 29, 2013
Location: Sri Lanka
Village Capital Partner: VilCap Sri Lanka
Xiaou Zhu is a native of Bejing, China. She spent time at a summer camp doing farming work in rural China. She studied South Asia Studies in China and Sri Lanka. She spent four years studying Sinhalese (one of the official language in Sri Lanka). She had a strong exposure to South Asian cultures. She worked in China Radio International Sinhalese service as a translator. She helped to organized many activities in Sri Lanka Embassy. Also, she served as an interpreter for Indian poets and writers.
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