Senior Orientation Leader Thao Bui chats about her experiences as an international student on-campus…
My name is Thao Bui from Vietnam and I am a part of Orientation Staffs this year. I am so excited to tell you my experience as an international student at Wesleyan College. Three years ago, I received an acceptance letter from Wesleyan after months of frustrating college application process. Here are a few things that I found interesting as an international student at Wesleyan:
1. Student body is very diverse as students come from everywhere in the world gather here to achieve their educational goals. Wesleyan College has students from China, Vietnam, South Korea, Ireland, Russia, and many more.
2. Don’t be afraid to express yourself! As an international student, whose English is second language, the fear of interacting with new culture and new people hinders the opportunity to enjoy American experience. I always tell myself that I study in the U.S for a reason and that I have to make the best of my time studying abroad. Wesleyan College has been a great place for me to challenge myself because of varieties of clubs, activities, and events.
3. Embrace your differences! Wesleyan College has many events like International Dinner or International Festival along with Confucius Institute’s events, where students can represent their own cultures as well as introduce their countries to Macon community