University of Minnesota School of Public Health International Student Testimonials: Taiwo Aremu

University of Minnesota School of Public Health International Student Testimonials: Taiwo Aremu

October 9, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Nigeria is a beautiful country. My name is Taiwo Aremu, I’m from Nigeria. I’m a physician of four years of
clinical experience and in research. I’m also a co-founder and president of a
non-government organization in Nigeria of five years. In Nigeria
I was busy more in the clinics. I had an exposure to some young ones. I discovered that Nigeria, being a developing country, has not paid so much attention
on the holistic well-being of the young ones. So I felt, being a physician there is
something I could do to help them. And so I decided to delve into the aspect of public health: preventing the disease altogether. And so I decided to call it
the Global Young Must Grow Health Initiative. That caters for the Hollistic
well-being: physical, social, psychological, and academic well-being of the younger ones and also to help the elderly. I compared it to United States
and it is because the United States has a robust thing that takes care of the aged
ones. And so back in Nigeria, I felt according to a developed world like the
United States could actually help me acquire more skill sets that could be
useful back at home. That’s prior to my arrival in the
University of Minnesota for my master’s program. While trying to pick which
school to go to I went online, and then I typed in best schools in the United
States for public health. University of Minnesota was among the
first ten actually came out and I decided to compare their prices, the cost
of tuition. I discovered the University of Minnesota
amongst others also have a reasonable price but what made University of Minnesota stand out was the course curriculum. I decided to go deeper and check which
faculty, which University, has a robust course curriculum. When I decided to get on the plane and arrived the United States, the faculty started communicating with me. That made me feel welcome. The School of Public Health here is a wonderful place to be. Your professor seems to be very close to you. There is a connection.
That’s the best way to to help and to train the younger ones that actually
encourages to learn more. If I actually wanna go global, which is actually my intention, combining the skills of being in practice and what I’ve learned in the
School of Public Health, that could actually help me to be more useful in
the global realm, such like the United Nations, World Health Organization, where I could actually help the world based on my knowledge. So that’s why I picked the University of Minnesota.