One word to describe me would be diversity. Being born in India and coming to the United States at an early age has been a life changing experience for me. Initially, I came as a high school exchange student. That experience helped me in preparing myself for my challenging journey as an international student at Cleveland State University. During my years there as an undergrad, I engaged in many activities, starting from being a student government leader to taking up yoga classes. These opportunities matured me as a person and helped me in assimilating into another culture. I enjoyed sharing experiences with fellow students, both domestic and international.
After my undergraduate degree, I came to Findlay to pursue a graduate degree in environmental safety and occupational health management. Among all the places I have lived in the span of 6 years, I find Findlay to be the most harmonious place to live in. I’ve enjoyed attending campus events like Comedy Jam and movies sponsored by our student government. Participating in those events helped me in knowing our university and the students better. Apart from these activities, I appreciate the helpful nature of my professors who are willing to encourage me in turning my interest into reality. The international community at Findlay is very diverse and engaging.
Through this blog, I hope to serve as an informative bridge between international and our regular students as I share my experience as an international graduate student at UF.
Summer has already rolled in and like every year I have created a bucket list for things I would like to explore this year during summer. Though I still have two more weeks before my graduate classes end for the school year, but the excitement of exploring new places has started to occupy my mind.
Usually summer is one of my favorite seasons of all. This summer, me and my friends have decided to go on a road trip to the west coast, mainly Las Vegas and California. But to go on our road trip, we all need to have valid driver’s licenses. So among five of us, only one person has a driver’s license and the rest of us, (which includes me) were without licenses and relying on our friend for everything. Though getting a driving license is not a … Read More »
This is final exam week for all students at our college. It doesn’t matter how old we are; the feeling of final exam tends to remain same for all of us. For most students, final exam week tends to be seen as dreadful, period. Being a student, I always get panicked when my final exams are coming closer. Sometimes, I even get goosebumps when I think about my exams.
I remembered during my freshman year in college, I had final exams for two classes on the same day. Despite preparing well for both the classes, I was very nervous till the end of my exam. Ultimately, when my results came, I found out that I excelled in one of the class and in the other class, I scored average. I felt upset about my scores and decided to discuss with my … Read More »
On April 19th, the UF International community celebrated its 45th International Night. Since I am an international student, I feel proud in describing my experience during international night. International night is an annual festival when all the international students from different countries come together to represent their countries. Since this was my first international night, I was very excited to become part of it. My friends and I mainly attended evening parts of the events, but the official celebration started in the morning. The whole day is dedicated to celebrating diverse cultures and traditions.
As a part of the evening events, different countries set up booths to allow students to learn about their respective places through either food tasting or showcasing different artifacts made from their countries. Since I am a big foodie, I was excited to try a multitude of … Read More »
Last weekend can be considered as an official onset of spring weather for Findlay. This is my first spring in our town and so far, my view on Findlay weather is very uncertain. Though I have lived in an area where there is a tremendous influence of lake side effects during winter season, so in comparison to many places, Findlay is much better in regards to weather.
I like spring for many reasons. One of the major reasons is I like to explore nature, and during this time period, everything looks very colorful, so I will be always enthusiastic about spending most of my time outside. Also, I am more into extracurricular activities, so during this time period, I tend to find myself enthusiastic about venturing into new activities.
Sometimes when I think about seasonal changes at my home country, then I … Read More »
Recently in one of my classes, a speaker from the University’s Academic Support Center talked about different services offered by them and the advantage students can get by using any of their services. (For students who don’t know about services offered by the ASC, I would like to mention that they provide tutoring services for undergraduate and graduate students in the majority of subjects, paper review, time management skills and skills for test preparation.)
Though I knew about ASC through some of my friends and also from my professors, but due to lack of motivation, I never found time to try any of their services. But that day, after listening to a 15-minutes presentation, I got motivated to schedule an appointment for reviewing my paper for class. Usually, students can schedule their appointments by phone or can walk in to the office, which is … Read More »