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Jessica Moore is a returning study abroad student who spent her Fall 2018 semester abroad at the University of Oulu in Oulu, Finland. She is a junior majoring in Business Administration. IPC: Why did you choose to study in Finland? JM: I chose Finland because it is not a place you hear much about, it is entirely different than here in North Carolina, and it is not a stereotypical place to study abroad. IPC: Why is having a study abroad experience so important to you? JM: Having a study abroad experience in college is important to me not only because I need it to graduate with honors but also because I think it is important to immerse yourself into another […]

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Alex Romero is a returning study abroad student who spent her Spring 2018 semester studying abroad at the Université de Rennes 2 in Rennes, France. She is a senior majoring in both Art History and French with a minor in Classical Civilizations. IPC: Why did you choose to study abroad in Rennes? AR: The French program at Rennes 2 allows the international students to study only French for an entire semester in the traditional French style of education. For me, I wanted to work on my language skills and learn how to write essays and formal papers in the French style. I also learned that we would get a language level certification from the program that is internationally recognized. IPC: […]

Xioyuan Zhou

Xioyuan Zhou is an international exchange student from China Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He is a junior majoring in Music. IPC: What do you enjoy most about studying at UNCG? XZ: The equipment is fairly good, for example, the Kaplan Center. There is a lot of fitness equipment to use and the space is very comforting. There are climbing walls. The facility in the music building is excellent, too. There are many practice rooms, some of which even contains grand piano. IPC: What advice do you have for students who want to study here? XZ: Explore more on campus while trying to be focused since there are really a lot of opportunities on campus. Try to get everything bought […]

Saiko Jabbi

Saiko Jabbi is an international exchange student from Yuan Ze University in Taiwan. He is a senior majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Finance. IPC: Why did you choose to come to UNCG? SJ: I am hoping to find a school to begin my 2020-PhD plan. IPC: What do you enjoy most about studying at UNCG? SJ: The openness of my professors and the high level of engagement in their courses. IPC: What advice do you have for students who want to study here? SJ: If you want a friendly multi-cultural environment to study then you should consider UNCG. IPC: What is the most impactful lesson you have learned from studying in a new country? SJ: Once you […]

Jan Gaydoul

Jan Gaydoul is an international student from the University of Mannheim in Germany. He is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Economics. IPC: Why did you choose to come to UNCG? JG: I wanted to go to North Carolina, because it offers great opportunities for outdoor activities, including beaches as well as mountains. Also, it is a very good starting point to travel, be it up north the East Coast or south toward Florida. I then decided for UNCG because of its good academic reputation, the university spirit including the athlete teams and the positive reviews of former exchange students. IPC: What do you enjoy most about studying at UNCG? JG: I really enjoy the university […]

Kennedy Maeder

Kennedy Maeder is an international exchange student from Western Sydney University in Australia. He is a junior majoring in Biology. IPC: What do you enjoy most about studying at UNCG? KM: I love the sports. Having access to watch and enjoy a number of high quality teams and competitions for free as a UNCG student is the highlight for me. IPC: What advice do you have for students who want to study here? KM: Definitely get involved with UNCG students and organizations as much as possible. The best part about going on exchange is meeting locals, and people who have grown up and lived in the US, they have the most for you to learn from IPC: What is something […]

Emma Geiser

Emma Geiser is an international exchange student from the University of Mannheim in Germany. She is a senior studying Business Administration. IPC: Why did you choose to come to UNCG? EG: I choose to come to UNCG, because I was looking for a University in the United States with a Campus and where I could stay on Campus. Additionally I heard about the good Business School here. IPC: What do you enjoy most about studying at UNCG? EG: I enjoy spending my time on campus and being able to stay with so many international students in one place on campus. Moreover I enjoy the possibility to choose from so many different subjects. I like the fact that everything (housing, classrooms, […]

Feifei Gu

Feifei Gu is an international exchange student from Fudan University in China. She is a junior majoring in Politics. IPC: What do you enjoy most about studying at UNCG? FG: I enjoy every part of life at UNCG! There are lots of parties, outdoor events, academic lectures and workshops for me to experience. I have made lots of friends here and have enjoyed the opportunity to broaden my horizons in culture exchange. IPC: What advice do you have for students who want to study here? FG: You never know what can happen when you go abroad. Studying at UNCG is a great opportunity to know who you really want to be and what you truly want. Please embrace a different […]

Betty Schaumburg is an international exchange student from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. She is a junior majoring in History. IPC: Why did you choose to come to UNCG? BS: I chose to come to UNCG because of its diversity on campus and overall relative close distance to other major cities on the East Coast. Its course options and the Kaplan Center convinced me of its focus on high academic standards and importance of sport activities. Overall, UNCG displayed itself as the perfect University for me in the Southern part of the United States. IPC: What do you enjoy most about studying at UNCG? BS: The diversity on campus and open mindedness are highly enjoyable. I love walking through […]

Yuka Yamano is an international exchange student from Kyoto Sangyo University in Japan. She is a sophomore majoring in Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality. IPC: What do you enjoy most about learning at UNCG? YY: My favorite part about studying here is getting to talk and exchange opinions with people from all over the world. IPC: What is the most impactful lesson you have learned from studying in a new country? YY: I learned not to compare everything with my home country. Every country has new interesting and different cultures to learn from.