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I made a conscious choice to come to the US and try to find a job in the US and, you know, getting the North American way of education, which I think was valuable.
My decision to join Kelley stemmed out of my conversations with professors, because I needed a school with a strong academic bend. I think a big part of my research that I did for Kelley was talking to people who were in my position. As a person who had not visited these schools, and was not intending to visit schools, also, I merely had ranking systems and things like that to go off of to get a feel of the school. You either need to visit it and meet the people or, if you cannot do that, you need to talk to more people who are going through the program.
There is a special orientation program for international students, just to really listen to what concerns you may have. As I’m new to the country, I don’t really know how the class work setting goes or what the teachers might be like. And you have a crash course toward the American culture, like what’s the business life like, what’s the school life like, and any differences you might have or encounter with your own culture. We bring a different point of view, we bring a different set of eyes and culture and experiences to the classroom.
Every country’s education system is slightly different. There’s going to be a lot of cultural exchanges and there’s going to be a lot of talk around, you know, how does your culture perceive a certain thing and how the American culture perceives it.
So I would advise the newcomers to talk with your teammates and with your professors and you’ll find that many students are in your shoes. They are very willing to help you, and it’s a matter of time and after several months you’ll be doing it fine.
We’re a small percentage of the class, but we’re a big part of what really makes Kelley special.