February 7, 2013 in Reader Question
Reader question: “Hey I read you are studying in Drury! I got admitted there and I really want to go study there but I’ve some questions about life over there.. haha. I’m from Costa Rica and I would like to know how people take in international students over there. Any suggestions?”
My answer: Hi there! Yes, you are correct. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and I study journalism at Drury. I’m a junior, so I can definitely answer any questions you have.
In terms of international student life, I’ve discovered over the past three years that it has been thriving at Drury. Though the university is small, I’ve met students from a wide range of countries. I’ve noticed that most of them tend to make friends quickly here. Everyone is pretty welcoming and friendly. Drury offers ways to help international students settle in to the campus and community.
There’s a student group called ISA (International Student Association), and they plan events and activities to get students involved in the Drury and Springfield community. Here’s a link to the ISA Facebook page, so you can get an idea of what they do: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalStudentUnion
You might have already seen this too, but this is a link to our International Student Support page: http://www.drury.edu/section/section.cfm?sid=151
In addition, at Drury, we had an international student from Venezuela that blogged about his life on campus, being an international student. He doesn’t blog anymore, but it’s still up. He’s written some posts about his experiences here that you might want to check out. This is the link to his student blog: http://blogs.drury.edu/juan/
I hope some of this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
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