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COUNTRY: Trinidad and Tobago MAJOR: Marketing
Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo Major: Accounting
What were some challenges of being an international student in the USA? The challenges of being an international student were not being able to fit in and understand the new environment. Another challenge was being homesick because you're so far away from people you were used to.
What is your dream job? My dream job is to be a forensic accountant.
What did you like most about Felician University? What I liked most about Felician University is that people are really friendly and welcoming. It's not an environment where you're ever going to feel alone, because there's always someone who can talk to you and help you. Another thing I liked about Felician is the small class sizes which made it easier for me to focus and understand.
What advice will you give to future international students? Don't be scared of what's going to happen but instead be ready for a fun new journey!
Country of Origin: Taiwan Major: Exchange Student
What are some challenges of being an international student in the USA? I have experienced some culture shock, and had to grow accustomed to different styles of food and very cold weather.
What is your dream job? I want to be a business man or a teacher.
What do you like most about Felician University? The professors are very kind to international students.
What advice would you give to future international students? Trying to make friends with American students as much as possible. This will help you feel more at home and learn about their culture while you are in the United States. It may feel more comfortable to always interact with other exchange students, but it is part of the experience to meet new people while in college.
COUNTRY: Vietnam MAJOR: ESL Program
COUNTRY: India MAJOR PROGRAM: MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
Being an international student is exciting during the first semester, but there are also some challenges that international student face during the early phases:
(A) Personal: Feeling home sickness by not having most of my immediate family nearby for family bonding to occur.
(B) Cultural: Adjusting to a new culture in the U.S is difficult at times when my personal beliefs do not always agree to certain life style.
(C) Academic: There is a language barrier at times making it difficult to understand my professors. Additional effort needs to be put in to complete the assigned projects, assignments and tasks accurately. Adjusting to the different teaching styles takes time.
Felician University is great place to pursue your studies because of its increased diversity. Classes may be challenging but with the help of professors, I was able to solve the problems. There is always someone in the University that supports and guides you. I think that is very important for international students to get that motivation and support throughout the academic program to increase intelligence and skill level.
Enjoy and follow your academic dreams in the University. The possibilities are endless with effort.