Each year many international students come to Juniata from various countries, diverse in many different types of cultures and religions. For some, it might be their first time to experience this whole new culture, and to adjust to a new environment that is different from their home country. Different reasons lead international students here for further education; however, it’s always interesting to look at this college from a different cultural viewpoint. I asked several international students what they like most about Juniata College
Kevil Li (China) 2012: “The biology department appeals to me the most. This school’s acceptance rate in health professions is very high. Also the countryside is away from the noisy and busy cities that most Chinese people are used to living in. I think it’s a perfect place to study and enjoy the peacefulness.”
Nicole Bernard (Jamaica) 2011: Juniata responded quickly and specifically to my application for this college. This appeals to me most. Also, the faculty and officers really take time to know more about the student’s background, and take interest in incoming students.
Ida Obeng-Koeanteng (Ghana) 2013: I love the size of this school, and I think I would totally get lost in a big university. The location is not in the city, so it doesn’t make me feel overwhelmed as a cultural change, and it’s easy for me to settle in American society.
Yoriko Tanaka (Japan) 2013: The people here are very helpful to international students, and I really appreciate all of their help. Juniata College has a high reputation for international affairs and programs. The international business department is awesome too!
Rachel Wang (China) 2013: The environment attracts me the most, I really enjoy the peacefulness here. The undergraduate courses appeal to me a lot too. In my opinion, college undergraduate courses are better than the universities.
Helen Hu ’13, Juniata Online Journalist