International Student Experience (Mexico) at Bridgewater College
The first thing that drew me to Bridgewater was the equestrian program. I’m very passionate about horses and my sport has always been horseback riding. When I visited the campus and saw the barn, the horses, how beautiful everything was, and how welcoming the coach and other riders were to me I felt completely at home and this is where I want to keep riding for the next four years. One of the opportunities that I got to do this semester was to join the Latino Student Association. We all have some sort of Latino heritage and we talked about issues related to Latino students at American colleges. We also held banquets and it was really fun to be around people like that. In one of my history classes I got to work on a project with my professor who is from Germany We had to write a paper on the history of our hometown and mine was back in Mexico. This made it really hard for me to find sources. He helped me a lot with that project and we ended up with an amazing paper about a town in Mexico. During this coming Interterm semester, I have the chance to go to Spain and take a class on global cultures. I think is an amazing opportunity being that I’m from a different country, coming to this country and then get to go to another country to see even more culture. I’m really glad that Bridgewater has those opportunities for traveling, even for an international students like myself. I think that international students should come here because being a small private college you really get that sense of community and you feel close to all of the people that you meet. Being that you’re far away from home you get a chance to really connect with your professors and meet wonderful people. You also have opportunities to learn more about yourself and other cultures.