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Dominican Republican Students Love USU!
I love USU

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.



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. 

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.


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.


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