Visiting International Student Testimonial: Seyma Soenmez
Hello everyone, my name is Seyma Soenmez, I’m from Dortmund, Germany One of the reason why I chose Cal State East Bay is that it’s really close to the hardcore main companies. I have friends here who work at Google and Facebook, and a really close friend who’s working at Tesla. I’m really glad that I found a lot of friends here in really short time who are working at those companies , and they are mostly people I met at school in my classes, or during any activity which was given in the school. Through the international office I got, like, a lot of help, anytime, in any case. I knew that I could go there and I will definitely find a solution, and I could- every- any time when I went there I could find someone who could really help me with my problems. The process of finding classes was really easy for me because we have the myCSUEB. First of all you have a schedule, you can have an overview of all the classes you want to pick up, which fits to your major of course, and like, it’s really easy to get enrolled cause the system of myCSUEB in general is really easy to understand and getting enrolled is pretty easy. The orientation at the beginning of the winter quarter I joined was really helpful because we got, like, the opportunity to see the whole campus, and all the opportunities we can take during the time we are here, and it was really cool, like, to get to know in really short time where we can go when we have problems, or what to do when we have, like, when we are done with classes, and want to enjoy something, and the school offers a lot of free time activity stuff. There are like free movie offers, and dance classes. I started looking for an apartment when I was in Germany, and I’m living off-campus, so I just made researches over the internet about some locations close to the University and student housing offers. I’m walking to campus, but many times I’m taking the shuttle. One of the best things is that I could meet so many different people. International people, and also American people, like, people all around the world, and the States as well. So I could build up a really huge social community here, and I’m sure I will keep the contact to them for a really long time. What I really like about being in the San Francisco Bay Area is that the architecture, first of all, is really beautiful and You have so many opportunities to travel and see so many places, different places. I have been in a lot of places at Bay Area. First starting with San Francisco, like, San Francisco offers so many places. I can’t even count From Golden Gate Park, to Golden Gate Beach. Bakers Beach. Lands End, and a lot of other stuff. I have been at Sacramento. I have been in San Jose, Mountain View, which is really beautiful. I have been at Santa Cruz at the Panther Beach. and a lot of other things, like, the sight seeing, and so many things I don’t even remember to mention. It’s awesome. Welcome to Cal State East Bay, future Pioneer.