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Hear why these international students chose Auburn and what their experience is like so far.
Li, a recent Auburn Global and Auburn University alumna, gained practical, hands-on experience during her time as a graduate intern at Auburn Global. Throughout the semester Li worked closely with an Auburn Global Reading and Writing class, providing assistance with classroom activities and teaching some classes on her own.
“Auburn is a melting pot of cultures. I’ve made friends from more than 15 countries during my time here by going to different campus events, which made me feel comfortable and right at home. Everyone in Auburn, including complete strangers, greets you when you walk by. This feeling of belonging is the Auburn Family.”
Auburn Global plans events and arranges opportunities to help me make American friends. This has allowed me to become more confident. I also enjoy meeting with my student services advisor because it gives me another opportunity to improve my speaking skills.
In celebration of World Poetry Day on March 21, more than 50 students gathered to witness a poetry contest hosted by the Peace Corps at Auburn, the International Buddy Program, and Auburn Global. Ten students competed with an array of original and famous poems. Nelson Muthanji, Auburn Global student and avid poet, served as the host of the event and was awarded first place for his original poem titled “Time.”
“Auburn Global has been helpful in so many ways. They register students for their major classes but also register students for Auburn Global classes, which helped me a lot with transitioning to higher-level classes and the American higher education system in general. Additionally, Auburn Global has weekly student events which included things like a Halloween party and tailgating before football games. During these events I met a lot of new friends that I may not have met otherwise.” Read more to learn about one of the awesome friendships Arjit has made since coming to Auburn.