USI International Student Diogo Sírio – Brazil

USI International Student Diogo Sírio – Brazil

September 14, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


DIOGO: I’m from Brazil and my father owns a
restaurant. My mom, she’s a supervisor at Avon, and I like to play basketball since I was a kid. I got a scholarship for that in high
school and then I’m doing my major, that’s industrial
engineering, and I applied for this program to study abroad, and now I’m studying here at USI. JOAO: My father, he has a business. He owns a furniture company and my
mother is an attorney. I went to grade school, high school
and college in Brazil and I’m playing to become an electrical engineer. The technology you have here at USI I don’t
have available in my university or back home so I want to bring that to them over there. DIOGO: They have great
curriculum here in the industrial engineering area and I want to learn a lot about logistics
here. In the USA, it’s a great area, logistics. I’m actually doing a project
research right now in the transportation logistics area with my
professor and I’m learning a lot here. I feel that this is going to be really great
for me in the future. I would like to tell the other students
that want to come to USI that it’s a safe place to live. The
people here, they are really nice and kind. You’re not
going to feel alone here. I feel home here because if I need
something I can, like, ask the international
office and they will help with what do I need. JOAO:
Here at USI they built a new facility called the Applied Engineering Center, which is awesome because the other day I was cutting a piece of acrylic in a
water jetting machine and I got to know how to use robots, too. I got a class the last semester which we learn the language of the robots and how
to program them. Our professors here are really helpful
and they want to be your friends. Now I feel USI is my home. I know everything about it. I can go to
the gym, work out when I can. I do my studies. I know my teachers and they know me, too. The campus has this trail. It’s three miles long and it’s really
beautiful, people riding bikes and running all the time. I think USI is a diversified place. I have friends from New Zealand. I have
friends from South America, too. I have friends from Africa, Europe, basically everywhere. DIOGO: So, when I go
back to Brazil I will tell all of them, “Hey, this is
what I did there.” I made friends, I hang out with them. I met people, different kind of people. JOAO: I
see myself as an engineer, of course, working in a big company in some nice country. DIOGO: I’m really proud of this college. It’s a
great opportunity to study here.