Summertime Standouts: Christina Chang

Oxford helps mechanical engineering student think differently

Christina Chang sightseeing at prehistoric monument, Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, England.
Christina Chang visited Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, England, as part of her education abroad experience.

Mechanical engineering major and math minor Christina Chang, a junior, is spending her summer at Oxford University in London.

Chang is at Oxford for five weeks as part of an education abroad experience through the honors program. She has completed a Shakespeare in Oxford course as well as a Fluid Mechanics tutorial with an Oxford professor.

“I really enjoyed my experience of studying Shakespeare in his home country,” she said. “Additionally, my one-on-one tutorial really provoked a different type of problem-solving and made me think about engineering in an entirely different way.”

“I really enjoyed my experience of studying Shakespeare in his home country.”

— Christina Chang

Chang is housed in an apartment with three other CSU students. “We had to navigate commuting to school with buses, just like year-round Oxford students need to,” she explained.

“The highlight of my trip has been having the opportunity to travel and explore famous landmarks like Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and the Seven Sisters cliffs, as well as trying all kinds of new cuisines,” she said.

Upon graduating next year, Chang wants to join the aerospace industry. She is also hoping to continue traveling and exploring the world.

“I keep finding new passions every year, so who knows where I’ll end up.”

About Summertime Standouts

Summertime Standouts is an annual feature on SOURCE that highlights students who made an impact this summer around the globe, across the country, and even close to home.

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