International Students (extended version)

International Students (extended version)

August 19, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


I love Scranton a lot. America is business. It is the best place for
business and they have a very advanced
education system. The first thing that hits me
are the people are very,
extremely friendly. The first thing that hits me
are the people are very,
extremely friendly. I was a shy person before. I was so shy back in Vietnam and now I got used to talking to new people and I love to
meet new people. They understand that you come from a very different
culture and I’m like eager to soak in all the
knowledge I can about here, but even they are so
interested in knowing about my culture. The campus is not too big and you can get around
really easily. And the building is very top
notch. I didn’t feel like a huge
cultural shock. I was able to settle in
pretty quick. You are looking for the quality of the classes, faculty, teachers. Scranton actually cares for
each student. What I really like about the
classrooms is the professors
don’t just like, they don’t make it monotonous
by just talking. It’s very interactive. Everybody has something to say and it’s more of a discussion in the classroom rather than just boom, boom, boom, teaching facts, you know. They are there to help you and if you work at it, they will be there to push you
more. If you don’t reach out to them,
they will reach out to you. “…helped when you come here?” “Yeah! You do.” The faculty make sure that you grow like as an overall person. So they try to impart skills on you like leadership, the soft skills. “…I meant you…” “I don’t care.” *laughter* Because at the end of the day, when you walk out of the class, you have such new concepts in your mind and you
completely understand them. Strategic location which is close to major cities in the United States, such as: New York City, Philadelphia, even Washington D.C. We have like, huge alumni and we connect with them
through LinkedIn and a lot of other events that
alumni come here. Madrid, Spain Madrid, Spain Toulon, France Madrid, Spain Malvern, New Jersey *laughter* The balanced lifestyle. Besides classes, you need to get involved more in activities and friends. The best thing here is
getting to know people and getting involved. It’s been a great experience. I mean, I love on campus how they have the system of all these clubs, so you can enroll in the club
in which you’re interested. Maybe like photography,
swimming, anything. I love dancing and back in Vietnam, I would not have a lot of
opportunities to dance and here I join in dance club
named, “Urban Beats”. To me, Urban Beats is not like a group of people gathering
and dancing it’s more about family. Also, I’m very active in
The International Club. So we have cultural exchanges
every week. Each student from different countries can tell us about his
or her country. And I’ve made pretty good
friends, in fact this weekend we are
going to Niagara Falls together. That’s how good of friends
we are. I prefer a small city like this because I can get around easier and I can know people easier and I can talk to them. Like being in a big city would be somewhat a problem for me because I don’t have a drivers license yet. In Scranton I find it easy to adapt, because it’s a
quiet city. And I just felt like this is
the right thing for me. So yeah, I love Scranton a lot and all of the opportunities
that they give me.