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Hear why these international students chose LSU and what their experience has been like so far.
Ruichen, a landscape architecture major, was only able to say “Hello” in English when arrived in the United States from Zhengzhou, China, in the fall of 2015. But through his hard work and focus as an LSU Global student, he completed his English language requirements, has excelled in his college courses and even worked as a photographer at the university’s student newspaper.
Nisha had never left India before applying for college in the United States and said some members of her community were skeptical about a girl moving so far away to attend school. But her parents supported her and told her she was strong enough to pursue her goals. And, one year later, the chemical engineering major said the experience has been incredible as she meets and learns with friends from around the world and prepares herself to earn a degree and eventually open her own company.
I checked for top engineering schools and I saw LSU and it was very attractive. I [read] about the history, the people, the state and football and it was a good answer for me.
“A major part that helped me personally achieve my goals was using the resources put together by LSU to help you succeed. One resource was the Shell Tutoring Center. It’s located in the library, and they can help you with all of your school needs."
“They are very professional, and the most important thing is they just treat me like family. They just make me feel at home."
Severe weather provided delays with and obstacles to Jade’s arrival to Baton Rouge in August 2016, but the pre-veterinary student said LSU Global helped her navigate those challenges. And she hasn’t slowed down since: Jade began volunteering to help community members affected by flood before even taking her first university class and established herself as a leader among her peers, while also maintaining A’s and B’s in her classes and gaining hands-on experience in her field.
Yogi is one of LSU Global’s first students from Southeast Asia and has set the bar high for younger students. The petroleum engineering student performed so well academically during his first year that he was invited to join the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, a national organization that provides more than $200,000 in annual scholarship funds to students across the United States.