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Read the stories of International Students from all over the world who love USU!


Experiences from Australia

Shannon Dufficy

City: Melbourne
Major: Human Movement Science

Why I Love USU: The welcoming and very friendly people!
Why I Chose USU: Welcoming environment, amazing facilities, the coaching staff, basketball, highly regarded education here.
My Plans After I Graduate: Continue playing basketball either in America, back home in Australia or in another country. I would also like to become an occupational therapist or physical therapist.

Eliza West

City: Melbourne
Major: Biology

Why I Love USU: I love the people!
Why I Chose USU: Great opportunity, great people and environment! Lovely campus!
My Plans After I Graduate: Continue playing basketball, travel around the world working!

Experiences from the Bahamas

Laura Albury

City: Abaco
Major: Psychology

Why I Love USU: I really enjoy the way the online programs are set up, and I really love being able to connect with people across the world. It's so amazing to see how so many people from all over find USU and choose to study here.
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU, because of the high rankings of their online programs. I knew I would be completing my degree online completely, so this information was extremely important. USU has a wide selection of courses, and that was appealing in case I decided to study something other than my major.
My Plans After I Graduate: I am currently moving back to the UK, and I would like to work here as a Clinical Psychologist one day. I would like to take my Master's and focus on progressing forward into Clinical Psychology.

Experiences from Bangladesh

Asif Rasool

City: Dhaka
Major: Agricultural Economics

Why I Love USU: My department (applied economics). I love the research facilities here. And the professors and the staff. They are really helpful.
Why I Chose USU: As a student from Bangladesh, a developing economy, I had three things in my mind when I applied for my MS/Ph.D.: 1. Funding 2. Professors, whose research interest matches with mine 3. Depth and breadth of the program USU has all 3 factors above and luckily, I was accepted here.
My Plans After I Graduate: I am into the MS program, and I am planning to pursue a Ph.D. after that. Md.

Ababil Hossain

City: Kushtia
Major: Electrical Engineering

Why I Love USU: Most of the people are decent and friendly.
Why I Chose USU: USU has a very good reputation for my desired research field, Electromagnetics. USU has all 3 factors above and luckily, I was accepted here.
My Plans After I Graduate: Get admitted at a good school for my PhD. I want to combine my theoretical and practical knowledge to perform something novel in my PhD.

Shakil Ahmed Shakil

City: Tangail
Major: Electrical Engineering

Why I Love USU: I love the environment and the people are very nice.
Why I Chose USU: For international reputation of USU, world class faculty, and high research activity.
My Plans After I Graduate: I will be actively involved in research to do something good for the human kind.

Experiences from Brazil

Joao Vitor de Freitas

City: Rio de Janeiro
Major: Civil Engineering

Why I Love USU: I'm enjoying the amount of activities they provide here!
Why I Chose USU: I was attracted by the university life here and the surrounding area. I love sports and going to different places and if I didn't come here for studying, I would probably never come another time. It's been a good experience and I believe that it is going to be awesome!
My Plans After I Graduate: I'll come back to Brazil and finish my graduation there. Then I'll start working there and try to open my own business.

Joana Franco

City: Rio de Janeiro
Major: Instructional Technology

Why I Love USU: I love the fitness center with diverse classes, equipment and outdoors activities with ORP (Outdoor Recreation Program).
Why I Chose USU: It's well positioned in my field (ITLS department), the head of the department that I wanted to get into skyped with me to talk about the department and my project/research prior to my acceptance (which was encouraging). Also, the outdoor activities and landscape got me.
My Plans After I Graduate: Consulting for online learning ventures.

Roberta Silva

City: São Paulo
Major: Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences

Why I Love USU: I love the city, the people, and everything!
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU, because there there is a Professor that is the best in my field.
My Plans After I Graduate: I will apply for a job in USA.

Experiences from Canada

Mark Van Der Zalm

Mark graduated from Utah State in Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning. He chose Utah State because it is located in the Intermountain West. He was attracted to LAEP because of its reputation and environmental focus.

His favorite memories are the events on the quad, LAEP spirit week, late nights at the design studio and the White Owl on Tuesday nights.

Mark now owns his own business, of 25 employees, that provides landscape architecture, civil engineering, urban forestry services and consulting. He is married with 3 children.

Lee Foote

Utah State offered Lee a funded GRA in Wetland Ecology in the Great Salt Lake marshes.

Lee's favorite memory from USU is meeting his wife, Dr. Naomi Krogman, while she was doing her MSc in Sociology. He misses snowy mornings on Old Main, the sunset on the Wellsville mountains and raspberry milkshakes from Bear Lake.

He and his wife are both professors at the University of Alberta. Lee in Ecology and Naomi in Environmental Sociology. They have two daughters, Lee plays in a bluegrass band and they have both enjoyed successful careers. Lee is also the Director of a 250 acre Botanic Garden.

Dr. Anna Victoria Wong

Dr. Wong attended USU through an online program. She needed to top up on her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders for a Master's program.

She enjoyed how flexible the program was for working professionals and its accessibility for international students. The degree program gave many real-life videos showing patient issues and interactions.

After graduation, Dr. Wong went on to get her PhD in Speech-Language Pathology. She is now the Executive Director of Chinese Family Services of Ontario.

James Beaton

James graduated from USU with a PhD in Soil Science, with minors in Chemistry & Geology, after several of his colleagues who were alumni spoke highly of the university.

James has had many accomplishments in his career. He administered 150 research projects through Agronomic missions in Brazil, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, etc. He was co-author of the 4th to 8th editions of the widely used university textbook Soil Fertility and Fertilizers. James also published 250 research papers, was awarded as Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Ag Sciences and received 2 Agronomic Service Awards, along with many other successes.

Currently, James is retired and it has probably been 60 years since he was last in Utah, but some of his favorite memories of USU is the scenery emerging into Cache Valley, associating with fellow PhD students in Soil Science and the mentorship of H.B. Peterson.

John De Jong

John chose USU because he had an awesome high school teacher who was USU alumni. He graduated in Dairy Science.

His favorite memories are the great friends he made from all over the USA and the beautiful Fall and Spring seasons.

Now, John is semi-retired after completing 30 years in the dairy industry in Alberta, Canada. John served as director to Alberta Nutrition Council, and the Canadian Dairy Herd Improvement. In 2016, John was elected to the Catholic School Trustee for Brooks Ward of Christ, The Redeemer School Division. He and his wife, Agnes, have been married for 37 years, have 5 children and 14 grandchildren.

Roderick Tse

Roderick chose to study Business, Liberal Arts, and Science at Utah State because his father is alumni who graduated in the 60's.

The friends that were made, cycling on campus and the mountains are Roderick's favorite memories from USU. The inspiration from the mountains and viewing Logan from the top is what he misses most.

Currently, Roderick has a family and is working full-time as a Senior Business Analyst at a financial institution.

Ross Wein

Ross graduated in Desert Microclimatology from Utah State while studying alongside his wife, who studied Human Nutrition Fellow Students in the Range Management program.

Ross has spent a career as a university researcher and lecturer in Environmental Studies. He has travelled many research sites from the tropics to the High Arctic. He retired from University of Alberta in 2006. Ross is now the president of a charity called Alberta Abilities Lodges Society, which makes opportunities for seniors and persons with disabilities to enjoy nature on their 480-acre Coyote Lake Lodge. *pictured is Ross and his son Danny, who stimulated the development of the charity while recovering from a motorcycle accident.

He and his wife enjoyed returning to Utah to show their children where they spent more than two years of their lives.

Bridget Joy da Silva

City: Prince George
Major: Communicative Disorders

Why I Love USU: I love that they allow Canadian students like myself to follow my dream by pursing this 2nd Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Disorders.
Why I Chose USU: I am planning on doing my Master's in Speech Language Pathology and Utah State offers one of the best online programs I have ever seen or been apart of. The online format they use is so simple and the courses are extremely well done. I am a mother of two and so I have to be able to do my work from home and Utah State has allowed me to do that.
My Plans After I Graduate: After I finished my 2nd Bachelor's Degree, I will be applying to do my Master's Degree. I would love to see the Online Master's Program at Utah State open to Canadian students. It has been my dream to become an SLP and if Utah State were to open their doors to Canadian students I would be one of the first to apply for sure!!

Christopher Watt

City: Vancouver
Major: MFA Emphasis in Ceramics

Why I Love USU: The ceramic studios resources, the professors, the kilns and materials.
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU because of its ceramic department. The emphasis that is placed on atmospheric kilns is world renowned.
My Plans After I Graduate: I want to teach at a post-secondary level.

Rachael Simon

City: Sarnia
Major: Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Why I Love USU: I am able to get a communications disorder degree (not something you could get in Canada), and do it all online.
Why I Chose USU: Offered a second degree in communication disorder all online, so I could continue to work but work towards a masters program as well.
My Plans After I Graduate: Apply to graduate school in speech pathology.

Nataliya Halavina

City: Richmond Hill
Major: Speech Language Pathology

Why I Love USU: I love the people and the beauty in Logan, UT.
Why I Chose USU: This university offres courses that I was required to complete by regulation body.
My Plans After I Graduate: Working

Experiences from China

Tao Xu

City: Shanghai
Major: Food Science

Why I Love USU: I love how the students paint the streets before homecoming.
Why I Chose USU: I got an offer from my department to pursue my Ph.D degree in my major. I also like the nice landscape in Utah.
My Plans After I Graduate: Find a job in the food industry.

Gang Liu

City: Shanghai
Major: Engineering Education

Why I Love USU: Safety, liberty, tranquility.
Why I Chose USU: The program I am working on. It's the Engineering Education program.
My Plans After I Graduate: Find a teaching faculty position in college or high school, teaching engineering, technology or science.

Jiyao LI

City: Guangzhou
Major: Computer Science

Why I Love USU: Aggie Ice Cream
Why I Chose USU: My professor research matches what I have studied.
My Plans After I Graduate: Not sure.

Guanqun Han

City: Dezhou
Major: Chemistry

Why I Love USU: Aggie Ice Cream
Why I Chose USU: The enviornment is nice, the people are nice, and the department has given me a full scholarship.
My Plans After I Graduate: Find a job in my country.

Yi Sun

City: Beijing
Major: MBA

Why I Love USU: The school culture and a totally different campus than in China.
Why I Chose USU: The Beijing Institute of Technology and USU have a partnership.
My Plans After I Graduate: I don't have specific plans, still thinking and learning.

Hu Ju

City: Beijing
Major: Finance

Why I Love USU: The police officers are very cute.
Why I Chose USU: It's a nice place to study and Logan is a very safe area.
My Plans After I Graduate: Apply for a Master's Degree.

Xiang Gao

City: Shanghai
Major: Food Science

Why I Love USU: I love how the students paint the streets before homecoming.
Why I Chose USU: I got an offer from my department to pursue my Ph.D degree in my major. I also like the nice landscape in Utah.
My Plans After I Graduate: Find a job in the food industry.

Yuzhen Luo

City: Guangzhou
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Why I Love USU: Very friendly poeple and a safe place to be.
Why I Chose USU: Geographic location, environment, family, and value of tuition.
My Plans After I Graduate: Travel a little bit, work a little bit, and find a wife.

Xu Zhang

City: Hohhot
Major: Economics

Why I Love USU: I love attending classes and talking with other students.
Why I Chose USU: Our Chinese University has a partnership with USU.
My Plans After I Graduate: I want to improve my professional knowledge and GPA.

Zipei Yang

City: Beijing
Major: Economics

Why I Love USU: I love the campus atmosphere.
Why I Chose USU: My university in China has a cooperative program with USU.
My Plans After I Graduate: Pursue graduate school.

Xiaoli Zhang

City: Suzhou
Major: Biology

Why I Love USU: The Spider Silk Lab
Why I Chose USU: The great research labs here.
My Plans After I Graduate: To be a Postdoctoral researcher.

Zehui Miao

City: Beijing
Major: Economics

Why I Love USU: I love everything about USU.
Why I Chose USU: It is a beautiful campus and it is in the US. I think Americans are pretty good.
My Plans After I Graduate: Pursue graduate school.

Xiaofei Ma

City: Shanxi
Major: Geophysics

Why I Love USU: Great student facilities
Why I Chose USU: To pursue a PhD.
My Plans After I Graduate: Get a job

Yue Zheng

City: Daqing
Major: Economics

Why I Love USU: All kinds of sports teams and clubs.
Why I Chose USU: Utah is one of the safest states in America and education in Logan is famous and tip-top! People here are very nice and warm hearted. I am able to study hard and be happy!
My Plans After I Graduate: I want to apply to graduate school.

Yifan Zhang

City: Beijing
Major: Economics

Why I Love USU: I have been able to learn English and make friends.
Why I Chose USU: I wanted to have a good experience in the United States.
My Plans After I Graduate: I will go back to China to find a job.

Qi Chang

City: Beijing
Major: Economics

Why I Love USU: I love the sports.br/> Why I Chose USU: My friend invited me.br/> My Plans After I Graduate: Complete a graduate degree.

Haiping Huang

City: Shanghai
Major: International Business

Why I Love USU: The faculty positions are very suitable for us who are not in the states and would like to prepare for prerequisites.
Why I Chose USU: I'm applying to AuD programs this year, so I'm taking some prerequisite courses online.
My Plans After I Graduate: I will apply for AuD programs int he states and eventually become an Audiologist.

Xinrui Peng

City: Nanning
Major: Human Biology

Why I Love USU: I love the environment and friendly campus.
Why I Chose USU: I took English courses here and I really like Logan.
My Plans After I Graduate: Maybe go to graduate school.

Lin Zhang

City: Shijiazhuang
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Why I Love USU: It is a very safe place and the people are nice.
Why I Chose USU: My advisor in China gave me information.
My Plans After I Graduate: Faculty position.

Lan Liu

City: Shanghai
Major: Aerospace Engineering

Why I Love USU: Dr. Katz did the research of river flow dynamics. In that project I could combine my mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and computational flow dynamics background knowledge to deal the real world problem.
Why I Chose USU: USU is a special university in America. It is one of the best college town for student's growth. Logan is a beautiful, peaceful and friendly city. USU's students are mostly LDS. They are very nice and honest.
My Plans After I Graduate: I want to find a research staff position at USU.

Yifan Zhang

City: Lanzhou
Major: Economics

Why I Love USU: The gym is very good and each student is very enthusiastic.
Why I Chose USU: My school in China cooperates with USU.
My Plans After I Graduate: I want to learn English better and join different activities. I want to study some interesting abilities.

Xi Zhang

Xi came to Utah State to study Statistics after becoming interested in the research topics of Professor Kokoszka who turned out to be Xi's PhD advisor, receiving a tuition waiver and being offered a teaching assistant job in the math department.

One of Xi's favorite memories from USU is being able to work as Executive V.P. for International Student Council. They worked to build a harmonized international environment and to share different cultures.

After graduating, Xi worked for PNC, Pittsburgh for three years. She has since moved back to China and became a partner at a start up company to help Chinese financial companies build big data platforms and achieve performance growth.

Experiences from Colombia

Daniel Oliveros

City: Bogota
Major: Computer Science

Why I Love USU: I love how many possibilities you have to get involved on campus, I'm a member of many clubs and work as a resident assistant here. To be honest, that has to be my favorite thing - the fact that I get to meet and work with so many amazing individuals.
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU, because I wanted to study computer science in a University with a well established, easily affordable curriculum.
My Plans After I Graduate: I plan on finding a good institution where I can work on research in my field, which is Computational Genomics.

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Nicolas Rojas Rojas

City: Bogota
Major: Business Administration

Why I Love USU: I love the people, their culture and the way they help each other to make them better. It doesn't matter either if you know that person or not, they always try to make you feel like you are thier family. Everyone does the best they can to help you succeed
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU, because it is a really amazing college that would help me to grow up as a person and that also will help my development as a player, I was searching for a family environment in any sense and this was one of the only places where I truly found it.
My Plans After I Graduate: If my basketball career succeeds, I would like to be playing proffesional either here or out of the country, I also would like to be enrolled as a businessman in a big company, created by me or for one of my closest friends.

Experiences from the Dominican Republic

Melanie Del Pozo

City: Santo Domingo
Major: Economics and Politics

Why I Love USU: I love the people I have met, they are wonderful.
Why I Chose USU: I heard about it through my country's scholarship program and decided to come.
My Plans After I Graduate: Apply for a Master's Degree.

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Irina M. Terrero Rodriguez

City: Santo Domingo
Major: Chemistry

Why I Love USU: I love the campus environment and activities.
Why I Chose USU: I received a scholarship to come here.
My Plans After I Graduate: I would love to go to Grad school.

Kateryne De La Rosa

City: Santiago
Major: Biochemistry

Why I Love USU: I love all the fun programs that the school has in the year.
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU, because they have a really good science program and a good study environment.
My Plans After I Graduate: Continue with my Master's degree.

Martha Diaz Adam

City: Santo Domingo
Major: Photography

Why I Love USU: I love the diversity and engagement.
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU, because of the Analog Photography Program.
My Plans After I Graduate: I want to pursue a Master's degree.

Maria Mera

City: Santiago
Major: International MBA in Food and Agribusiness

Why I Love USU: How sympathetic and friendly the people are!
Why I Chose USU: I am focusing on the food industry and USU started as an Agriultural university. My program is international and it includes 6 months in UK, at a great university there. This program also gives me 2 titles. Lastly, but very important, I earned a full scholarship to attend.
My Plans After I Graduate: I want to start a mid-size company that will motivate agricultural workers and business owners in the Dominican Republic to produce with more quality and in larger quantities, while attracting others to the industry and making it grow.

Joel Holguin

City: Santo Domingo
Major: Economics and Cultural Anthropology

Why I Love USU: I can walk around at 3 am with my cellphone on my hand and not have to worry about crime.
Why I Chose USU: I received a government scholarship to attend USU.
My Plans After I Graduate: Go to Graduate school.

Fray Francisco

City: Villa Altagracia
Major: Civil Engineering

Why I Love USU: My favorite thing about Utah State University is the friendliness of the people.
Why I Chose USU: After completing my degree in Civil Engineering at Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo and worked on several structural engineering firms and projects for about two years and a half, I knew Structural Engineering was the field in which I wanted to build up a career. However, I had noticed that doing the structural design of complex structures requires further knowledge, which I could only obtain by continuing my education towards a post-graduate degree. I chose USU among other scholarship options (Newcastle university in the UK, and Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Polytechnic University of Cartagena and Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain), because of the friendly environment, the excellent link that USU has with my home country and the challenge of doing my master degree using a different language. Also, learning subjects based in American Engineering Codes, which are the ones my country uses. Furthermore, enrolling and completing my Master's degree at USU will offer me a solid background for a PhD degree by participating in research activities and taking specialized courses. With this degree, I will be able to contribute to both research and education in my country with the intent of improving quality teaching and developing projects in structural engineering we deal with everyday.
My Plans After I Graduate: After completing my degree, I plan to go back to my home country and contribute with research and education in my country.

Jairo Arias

City: Barahona
Major: Global Communication

Why I Love USU: The friends I've made.
Why I Chose USU: I came to USU for the Global Academy program during the summer of 2012 and loved the campus. A year later, I applied for a scholarship offered from my government and was accepted.
My Plans After I Graduate: To work and go for a Master's degree.

Experiences from Egypt

Noha Moghazy

City: Alexandria
Major: Water Resources

Why I Love USU: USU has provided everything for students to learn very well and to gain enough experience to help us after we finish our research.
Why I Chose USU: I heard about it from one of my father's friends, who received his PhD from USU. Also, the water lab ranking is very high.
My Plans After I Graduate: I hope I can work here as a professor.

Experiences from Honduras

Carmen Berlioz

City: Comayagua
Major: Business Administration

Why I Love USU: My favorite thing about USU is how everyone is nice.
Why I Chose USU: I chose Utah State University because Logan seemed like a nice place. I wanted to live in a safe, small town and Logan happened to have those characteristics. I also chose USU because of its tuition. Although for international students it's still a lot of money, USU's tuition was the most affordable I could find.
My Plans After I Graduate: After college, I want to pursue a Master's degree.

Experiences from Hungary

Andrea Kis

City: Debrecen
Major: Psychology

Why I Love USU: Everyone is so nice and the campus is big and vibrant. I have been here for only two weeks, but I already love it.
Why I Chose USU: Great location, wonderful reviews about the Psychology and Sociology departments, and family housing is available.
My Plans After I Graduate: I already own my own business, so I want to continue working on that. I also want a PHD in the long run. I have already been invited to join an MA course at the University of Bologna, so I'm considering that. I would also love to come back to the US, since so far I love it here.

Experiences from India

Gunbharpur Gill

City: Moga
Major: Ecology

Why I Love USU: I love USU, because everybody is nice.
Why I Chose USU: Because the research project of my Ph.D. advisor at Utah State was overlapping with the research I did in my Master's program.
My Plans After I Graduate: Get a job.

Sree Vidya Susarla

City: Hyderabad
Major: Computer Science

Why I Love USU: I love USU, because I like its heritage, value and it is beautiful. Some of the buildings were built in the 1800's! I also love the cafeteria.
Why I Chose USU: USU provides intensive research oppurtunities in the area of my interest, which are databases.It also has outstanding faculty, advanced academic curriculum and world class research groups. I believe that it's the best environment for me to acheive my goals while gaining experience and exposure to a diverse student body and faculty.
My Plans After I Graduate: I would like to work for JP Morgan Chase & Co. as I have 1 year of experience already.

Benny Varghese

City: Kakinada
Major: Electrical Engineering

Why I Love USU: I love the scenery so far!
Why I Chose USU: Excellent UPEL lab and responsive faculty.
My Plans After I Graduate: Pursue a career in Academia.

Bhargava Kolanupaka

City: Hyderabad
Major: Electrical Engineering

Why I Love USU: The campus beauty.
Why I Chose USU: Because of three reasons:

  1. It's one of the best schools in the U.S.
  2. Excellent research opportunities in ECE department.
  3. I love Utah and it's weather and mountains.

My Plans After I Graduate: Maybe I will work for 2-3 years to gain experience.

Saranya Nakka

City: Visakhapatnam
Major: Master's in MIS

Why I Love USU: Utah State University has an amazing campus.
Why I Chose USU: Since it is one of the best universities in USA. Its a public university with a great reputation. The feedback given by students studying at USU has a great impact. The standard of the education and the professors is up to the mark. The students graduating from the university are having a number of opportunities in their hands. Campus is beautiful and fully equipped. Logan is serene and safe. The cost of living is low. Hence these were the factors that led me choose Utah State University.
My Plans After I Graduate: To land a good job in my path that I have chosen.

Nitin Bansal

City: Morena
Major: MIS

Why I Love USU: The faculty is very talented and the students are quite interactive.
Why I Chose USU: Due to course curriculum of USU.
My Plans After I Graduate: To be a part of MNC.

Sonali Kashid

City: Pune, Maharashtra
Major: Master's in MIS

Why I Love USU: I like the campus and I love the city!
Why I Chose USU: It's one of a very best universities in the US. Many of my friends have studied from this university and they recommended it highly.
My Plans After I Graduate: Doing a job in US for 2 years and get some good experience in the field I am in and then head back to my home country.

Bhagyashree Mandora

City: Nasik
Major: Master's in Computer Science

Why I Love USU: I love the student activities here!
Why I Chose USU: Utah State University offers a great program in Computer Science at a reasonable tuition. The university appreciates diversity and Logan is a beautiful place to live in. A lot of student activities are encouraged and the campus is never dull. There are quite a few opportunities for jobs on-campus and the online application process is quite streamlined. Overall, it's a wonderful experience studying here.
My Plans After I Graduate: I would like to take advantage of the OPT and gain some experience in the industry here.

Karun Joseph

City: Cochin
Major: Civil Engineering

Why I Love USU: I don't know yet exactly, everyone is really nice.
Why I Chose USU: I had a funded PhD.
My Plans After I Graduate: Preferably find an industry job.

Anindya Ray

City: Kolkata
Major: Electrical Engineering

Why I Love USU: I love the environment.
Why I Chose USU: I was interested in carrying out research at UPEL with Dr. Regan Zane.
My Plans After I Graduate: To move into the field of academics as a faculty.

Tarak Saha

City: Kolkata
Major: Electrical Engineering

Why I Love USU: I love the campus.
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU, because it is located in Logan, the professors, lab facilities, and low cost of living.
My Plans After I Graduate: I haven't decided yet.

Avik Mukherjee

City: Kolkata
Major: Climate Science

Why I Love USU: Location and campus.
Why I Chose USU: I chose to study at USU, because of its renowned faculty and excellent location.
My Plans After I Graduate: I haven't decided yet.

Asmita Pal

City: Kolkata
Major: Computer Engineering

Why I Love USU: Till now, the interactions with people from all over the world, like a global picnic, is actually amazing.
Why I Chose USU: Utah State University has one of the most beautiful campuses and is very student friendly. As an international student, I felt that I could choose USU, because of the research facilities in the Bridge Lab. And the fact that it matched with my area of interest. Also, the all-around facilities available for any student to develop other facets attracted me to this college.
My Plans After I Graduate: I wish to pursue a job in Research and Development.

Sanju Raghuwanshi

City: Vidisha
Major: MIS

Why I Love USU: Weather, people, infrastructure, and faculties.
Why I Chose USU: It offered me the exact course which I need,and I also love the weather here.
My Plans After I Graduate: To get the best paying job.

Experiences from Indonesia

Paul Retika

Paul chose Utah State to gain experience in Hydraulic Engineering and to study in the US. He graduated in Civil Engineering.

His favorite memories from USU are the good people, snow and his University studies.

Paul now has a Consulting Engineering office that has 250 employees. He has 4 children who are also studying at USU. Paul visits the US every year.

Experiences from Iran

Irene Garousi-Nejad

City: Tehran
Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Why I Love USU: My favorite thing about USU is its environment. It is so beautiful and full of a great faculty, staff, and students.
Why I Chose USU:  Utah State University is surely one of the best universities in U.S. I am studying civil and environmental engineering- water resources at USU and can undoubtedly say that UWRL (Utah Water Research Laboratory) has a great team of professional professors with huge knowledge and experience. Therefore, when applying, I found this university a very good place to obtain what I need in my graduate program.
My Plans After I Graduate: After finishing my graduate program, I will probably apply for Postdoc program.

Amir Hossein Farzaneh

City: Tehran
Major: Computer Science

Why I Love USU: I have no favorite thing about USU yet.
Why I Chose USU: Common research interests with my current advisor. Logan, is also a cheap town to live in.
My Plans After I Graduate: I will find a job.  

Sattar Dorafshan

City: Najafabad
Major: Civil Engineering

Why I Love USU: I love the peace and quiet of the community. 
Why I Chose USU: I got funding and was able to work as research assistant.
My Plans After I Graduate: I will apply for a Postdoc. 

Amir Malakooti

City: Birjand
Major: Civil Engineering

Why I Love USU: My favorite story of this school is that there used to be a lot of Iranian students back in the day and shockingly a lot of professors and locals know about my country, Iran Which is really really cool!
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU for its safe environment and beautiful area. In addition, the Civil engineering department at Utah State University has a good ranking nationally. The culture here in Utah is really close to my Iranian culture and I have not confronted any culture shock here in Cache Valley. I'm glad to be an Aggie and I invite all Iranian students to come to USU and HAVE FUN!
My Plans After I Graduate: I will find a job in the Engineering industry.

Amir - English

Amir - Persian

Experiences from Israel

Oran Wasserman

City: Tel-Aviv
Major: Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences

Why I Love USU: I love facilities, the people, and the view.
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU, because I am on the track team. For me, college was always a goal and a dream. I think I chose USU, because of the great facilities, the good reputation about the community in Logan, and the high level of the university.
My Plans After I Graduate: I would like to continue with my track career.

Experiences from Ivory

Fofana - English

Fofana - French

Experiences from Japan

Naho Garvin

Naho graduated from USU in Engineering. She chose Utah State because of the Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Aggie basketball games, fireworks on the Fourth of July and Aggie ice cream are her favorite memories of Utah State. Rock climbing, hiking, and fishing in Logan Canyon is what Naho misses most about Utah.

She is currently working as a Project Engineer in Salt Lake City. She is married to a Cache Valley native.

Kan Okabe

The Intensive English Language Institute was the first reason Kan chose USU. He wasn't sure what to study but USU has many options. He graduated in Aviation-Professional Pilot, with a minor in Business.

Kan's favorite memories from Utah State are friends and good times.

He is now a flight instructor at USU and got married last February.

Experiences from Malaysia

Kwok Fai Cheah

City: Kuala Lumpur
Major: Accounting

Why I Love USU: The people here are really friendly.
Why I Chose USU: Because my uncle got his undergraduate and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from USU. There's also a bloke named Ben Wilkey who came to my college in Malaysia to promote USU. Awesome price + good ranking is why I'm here.
My Plans After I Graduate: Get a CPA, get a job and settle down.

Alban Maluda

Alban graduated in Plant Science (Ornamental Horticulture) after an alumni recommended USU to him.

He enjoyed the Winter in Logan and misses the scenery of Cache Valley

Currently, Alban is an agriculture officer with the Department of Agriculture, Sabah.

Experiences from Mongolia

Amula Yondon

City: Ulaanbaatar
Major: Accounting

Why I Love USU: I love USU athletics!
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU to give me more career oppotunities.
My Plans After I Graduate: I chose USU to give me more career oppotunities.

Experiences from Nepal

Prasanna Dahal

City: Kathmandu
Major: Civil Engineering

Why I Love USU: People are nice, Water resources courses are very nice, school has a green look to it, and it's close to mountains.
Why I Chose USU: USU is known for Water Resource Engineering.
My Plans After I Graduate: I plan to work in the US.

Experiences from Nigeria

Linda Ishimwe

City: Nanning
Major: Business

Why I Love USU: USU is the best and there are a lot of opportunities for international students.
Why I Chose USU: The programs are great and Utah is very safe.
My Plans After I Graduate: I'll return back to my country to utilize my newly developed skills in a big company. Also, I will help suppport and help manage our family property.

Experiences from Portugal

Jhordan Felizardo Silva

City: Lisbon
Major: Engineering

Why I Love USU: I haven't really done much yet, because I have only taken 2 classes, but I really like it.
Why I Chose USU: I live in Vernal, Utah and the USU building is the most practical and it's nearby the high school. I know they also can give good education.
My Plans After I Graduate: I want to work in a company in the United States and get married.

Diogo Brito

City: Póvoa de Varzim
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Why I Love USU: I would say my favorite thing are the sport events.
Why I Chose USU: I took English courses here and I really like Logan.
My Plans After I Graduate: Play pro basketball and get an Aerospace Engineering graduate degree.

Experiences from Rwanda

Linda Ishimwe

City: Kigali
Major: International Agribusiness

Why I Love USU: It is a beautiful place.
Why I Chose USU: I attended high school in Layton, Utah and became familiar with the university.
My Plans After I Graduate: I am not sure yet.

Experiences from Saudi Arabia

Feras Alfuwairs

Experiences from Senegal

Kadeeja Niang

City: Dakar
Major: Interior Design

Why I Love USU: I love going to football games. I remember the first time I went to the USU football game and I started cheering for the other team, but my roommate stopped me and everybody was laughing.
Why I Chose USU: When I was looking for universities, I was also considering a place that has a great community that is quiet and safe. Furthermore, Utah STate University has one of the most reputable programs in interior design int he country. It is very challenging and amazing at the same time. I had my brother majoring in Electrical Engineering and he told me the same about USU. Consequently, I chose Utah State University and enjoy every single day being an AGGIE and representing the university wherever I go.
My Plans After I Graduate: Work at one of the biggest firms of Interior Design and implement interior design down in my country of origin. I want to eventually be one of the most solicited Interior Designers in the world

Experiences from Serbia

Sinisa Miric

City: Sombor
Major: Political Science

Why I Love USU: Chance to meet a lot of people from all over the world.
Why I Chose USU: My friend who attended USU said very nice things about the university and community. I contacted professors and got prompt responses. My department was expanding and investing, so it seemed like a good fit.
My Plans After I Graduate: At this point I am still trying to understand where I stack compared to American students. Also, to see how I like this process and if learning in English is good for me. All of this information is important for me to make decisions if I should stay in academia or if I should pursue careers outside of it.

Experiences from Singapore

Bryden Yow - English

Bryden Yow - Mandarin

Experiences from South Korea

Byungjoo Lee

City: Seoul
Major: Aviation Technology-Professional Pilot

Why I Love USU: I don't have one thing yet, but I love everything.
Why I Chose USU: To study Aviation Technology Professional Pilot.
My Plans After I Graduate: Go back to my country.

Junho Park

City: Seoul
Major: Aviation Technology-Professional Pilot

Why I Love USU: It has many club activities, also I love the USU campus and atmosphere.
Why I Chose USU: I love meeting people. USU has a lot of international students and people with different backgrounds. I came here to study my major, Aviation Technology- Professional Pilot. I heard that USU Pilot Program is outstanding and the professors are skilled.
My Plans After I Graduate: I will go back to my country and become an airline pilot.

Kyeong Won Kim

City: Incheon
Major: Aviation Technology-Professional Pilot

Why I Love USU: The thing I love is that it's a beautiful school and all of the school staff and students are kind and warm for international students who are not able to speak English well.
Why I Chose USU: Because Utah State University has a great quality of education. Moreover, Utah State is one of the safest states in the USA, so, I chose this school.
My Plans After I Graduate: I will improve my ability by accumulating flight time and then, I will apply for airline companies.

Seung Ho Lee

City: Incheon
Major: Aviation Technology-Professional Pilot

Why I Love USU: My favorite thing is the gym and the environment.
Why I Chose USU: In order to be a great pilot. Utah State University has good avition program. so I choose this University.
My Plans After I Graduate: Become a pilot is my best plan.

Experiences from Sri Lanka

Sheron Jayamaha Mudalige Don

City: Colombo
Major: Business Administration

Why I Love USU: I love the community.
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU because of the place and the program.
My Plans After I Graduate: I plan to work and get into a Master's degree.

Experiences from Taiwan

Jia-Ann Tu

City: Taichung
Major: Outdoor Product Design and Development

Why I Love USU: I think maybe the nature is my favorite thing, because I can't always see this in my hometown.
Why I Chose USU: I love outdoor activities and I know that Utah has some awesome outdoor activities, so this is the main reason why I chose USU.
My Plans After I Graduate: My plans always change ha ha.

Chih-Ching Yeh

City: Taipei
Major: Statistics

Why I Love USU: I love the environment and friendly campus.
Why I Chose USU: My previous Advisor recommended me because he is an Alumni.
My Plans After I Graduate: Maybe go to graduate school.

Chia Ying Ma

Chia Ying graduated from Utah State University with a Master's Degree in Accounting after deciding USU had a good, studious atmosphere.

He enjoyed the helpful faculty. It was a calm and passionate environment. He is now a professor himself.

Mei-hsiu Chien

Mei-hsiu chose to attend USU to be close to family. She graduated in BISE.

Her favorite memories of Utah State are the professors, campus, Aggie ice cream, and Bear Lake.

She is currently working at Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Experiences from Thailand

Somchai Loeyvanicharoen

Somchai studied and graduated in Computer Science. Utah State University was a suggestion to Somchai her senior year because there was a program that fit her. She also chose USU because it is a nice place for studying.

Somchai spent most of the time in the Computer Science department and with friends, which are her favorite memories.

She is now an IT consultant and a System Integrator.

Widchaporn Taipjutorus

Widchaporn graduated from USU in Business Information Systems and Education. She chose USU because her husband was a PhD student here.

Aggie ice cream was her favorite while at Utah State and she misses a white Christmas at Temple Square.

Widchaporn is now a lecturer working at Rajamangala University of Technology in Bangkok.

Experiences from Tunisia

Mohamed Seifeddine - English

Mohamed Seifeddine - Arabic

Experiences from Ukraine

Anna Doloman

City: Nikopol
Major: Biological Engineering

Why I Love USU: USU is a nice, little college and the people are really friendly. I love the mountains too!
Why I Chose USU: I chose USU because of the great research project (wastewater treatment) that is conducted by my major advisor and I really wanted to join his group and get my PhD.
My Plans After I Graduate: I want to obtain a Postdoc somewhere.

Experiences from Vietnam

Nguyen Vo

City: Saigon
Major: Computer Science

Why I Love USU: I love the Aggie Ice Cream.
Why I Chose USU: I chose Utah State because of the friendly working environment where anyone has chances to develop his skills. Furthermore, beautiful campus is one of the reasons I chose USU.
My Plans After I Graduate: I have a plan to come back to my home country to help people in Vietnam.


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Money

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