International Student Ambassador: An International Perspective From Amber Ferguson
"...Thinking back on my time at MTSU so far, I have to say it was enjoyable and I still feel that I made the right choice for me. With home being almost a thousand miles away, it was hard being away from my family and friends. However, with the help of people around campus who were so welcoming, I was able to create a family away from home. This helped me feel more rooted because I knew that there were people around me, I could always call for help..."
International Student Ambassador: An International Perspective From Temitope Obisesan
"...Leaving my home, which is approximately 6,000 miles away from the USA, I experienced culture shock. The norms as reflected in the slangs, foods, small talk, greetings and attitude were very different from the norms in my country. I have come to realize that having a culture shock is inevitable for an international student in a new environment. With the help of the international office, my professors, academic advisors and friends I have made, MTSU has become the school I imagined..."
International Student Ambassador: An International Perspective From Shivani Purohit
"...This journey so far has sure been challenging, but every challenge has helped me become stronger. In the past three years that I have been at MTSU, I have started to dream bigger and believe in myself more than I previously did. With support from my parents and the help of all the beautiful people that I have met at MTSU, I have been able to create a life here and call Tennessee my second home. As I am preparing to graduate this upcoming May, I am excited for the next adventure that awaits for me, but I am also saddened by the possibility of having to leave my “HOME” once again...”
International Ambassador: An International Perspective From Nawaf Alogaily
"...Being an international student is difficult at first because you will be in a different country all by yourself not knowing anyone; but with the help and support of the international office, friends, and professors, you will get through it. I remember when I arrived at Murfreesboro, I didn’t know anyone. The day of orientation the international staff were so kind, welcoming, and to this day they are still checking up on me even though I graduated. I got to meet a lot of my friends at MTSU, who are still my friends until this day..."