[Student Experience] SalvientyMakarim from Indonesia, a PhD candidate of Physical Oceanography
I am a PhD student at the Joint Research Center for Ocean-Remote Sensing, Xiamen University - Delaware University –USA, the College of the Ocean and Earth Sciences. I work as a government researcher at the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, and I have come to Xiamen University through a PhD scholarship under the China Marine Government Scholarship.
My life in Xiang’an and Xiamen are so colourful. Despite their physical distance, Xiang’an and Xiamen are highly connected and easily commutable, and with the addition of the new submerged tunnel efficiently connecting the two places I can always be prepared for a visit to downtown Xiamen. I play tennis weekly with my friends, and I have recently joined the TaijiQuan club at the Xiang’an campus. In the weekends I like to visit downtown Xiamen for food tasting excursions, sightseeing, and of course shopping.