With close to 600 votes counted, the winner is in! Choosing among four finalists, Viviann Hir’s video was declared the Grand Prize Winner. Pictured above is a screen-shot from Hir’s video. Narrated in Chinese, the video is about her dorm, French House, and how nightly dinners, prepared by students, create a warm environment to make new friends among diverse members of the MIT community.
The contest invited students to submit a 60-second video describing what they love about MIT in a language they are learning at MIT. Four finalists were selected based on level-appropriate language accuracy, clarity, and creativity. Then the voting was thrown open to anyone to select a Grand Prize Winner among them.
Global Languages congratulates Vivian, and thanks Madeline, Michael, and Theo for their excellent videos! Enjoy watching all four below.
Vivian Hir (Class of ’25) says a dorm isn’t only a place where a student lives–it’s also a student’s home.
Michael Iglesias (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Class 0f ’23) shares fond memories of cooking and baking with friends, even when he should be studying.
Madeline Wang (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Class of ’22) describes how she will never forget the friends she made at MIT.
Theo St. Francis (Aeronautics and Astronautics, Class of ’23) shares an original poem entitled “O que que aconteceu?” [“What Happened?”]