Honors College: International Student Edition

Honors College: International Student Edition

August 27, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


One of the reasons why I chose MSU in the first place was the diversity. I liked knowing that I’ll come here and not feel like the only African person or the only person with an accent. When I got into the Honors College I met people from all over the world. People from different continents, people who understood my struggle I would say. It was one of those things I really like about the Honors College because everyone is different. When I got the invitation email I thought, “what if I’m not that smart? What if that more challenging courses and I guess for honors courses will kill my GPA?” But now I don’t think that’s a problem because the difficulty is still acceptable and honestly, those Honors credits have even improved my GPA. We have a lot of opportunities offered in the Honors College, like Honors College are providing us with some small number of classes so that means like we can learn in a high quality, like we have more extra service learning experience and also research experience that we can make, and improve more on our college life. Last year I took an undergraduate research class which is also something special about the Honors College, you to get to take a class and do research and actually present your research findings at the research forum at the end of the year. I am a nursing major and my class was about health promotion and getting access to women, specifically African American and Latino women, to get breast cancer screening and to create a model that like reaches out to them and I really enjoyed that class. I took the same model, well copyrighted it, and wrote a grant and actually received the grant to do a similar project in Ghana in West Africa and it was hugely successful. I think back to where it all began and it really began in the Honors College. For me, I know that when I get into the Honors College I need to do more like Honors projects, Honors research or like that. I think it will maybe keep your life more busier and we know that in our college life, you like your easier everyday, but for my concern is how to balance your life, how to balance your time. Very busy. Honors College academic program plan, progress plan, so what I like most is that you fill this form like every year and then you need to talk with your advisor regularly so what you do is that really keeps you on track on the right track you know what you’re going to do for next semester you know what you’re going to do for next academic year also in your future they really make an impact on me. The thing I like is substitution system because I change my major a lot and I’m a junior and I’m still changing. The system lets me graduate on time while I can take other classes I’m really interested in and in fact, when I was young no preference when I was a freshman, I took a psychology class for my ISS and now psychology is my major. That’s interesting! I would say do it! Do it now, you have got nothing to lose. The opportunity is a endless, numerous. People are amazing, advisors are on point, you have nothing to lose if you join the Honors College.