Asteria (Xue'er) Wang from Chengdu, China St. Thomas University Class of 2020  

Asteria (Xue'er) Wang from Chengdu, China

St. Thomas University Class of 2020

 

I am Asteria, an international student who is studying in STU as a first-year student. In the past two months, no matter it was open-mind language courses or rigorous academic classes, I enjoy them all. The courses are so motivating and interesting that I do not even know which branch I'm going to choose for further studies. By taking small-size classes, I no longer feel restricted and have courage to ask what I am confused about during class time. Now I am living in a school off-campus residence called Rigby Hall. With lots of enthusiastic and amicable local and international students here, I do not feel lonely anymore. In addition, the numerous activities on campus and in residence fill my leisure time. The International Students Orientation Day especially gave me a deep impression. No matter where you are, no matter where you come from, language is not the border to gain new friendship. You can be happy in learning and can grow in a new environment - these are the reasons why I like this school. 

 
Nawaz Sani from Pakistan Huron at Western University Class of 2018

Nawaz Sani from Pakistan

Huron at Western University Class of 2018

Originally from Pakistan, Nawaz Sani moved to London at 14.  He heard about Huron from a guidance counsellor and decided to attend the March Break Open House, which convinced him to attend Huron University College.

“I love the community at Huron.  People really see you here.  You have conversations.  It’s inclusive; you’re not anonymous.  You Contribute.”

 
Aishwarya Radhakrishnan from the UAE St. Thomas University Class of 2020

Aishwarya Radhakrishnan from the UAE

St. Thomas University Class of 2020

 I am originally Indian but I've lived in Dubai my entire life. When I was in the 12th grade, I went to a career fair to explore my possible options. That's where I found out about STU. What peaked my interest in STU was that it was an exclusively liberal arts university. I am planning on doing a double major in psychology and criminology, and so, the fact that STU is a liberal arts university made it a good choice for me. Also, I liked the fact that STU is a smaller university and has a smaller society. As I am not the most extroverted person, this made it easier for me to make friends and settle into the community. 

STU has also provided me with many different opportunities. Last year, I was in the university’s track and field team and this was an incredible experience. I wasn’t used to running on hills so that was something new to me. This year, I got the opportunity to be a welcome week leader for the off-campus first year students. Due to this, I got to demonstrate my leadership abilities and I got to enjoy welcome week again! 

STU is an incredible university, one that you will not forget. I’ve met so many amazing people this past year and I’m glad to call STU home.

Candice (Jiahui) Wang from Tianjin, China St. Thomas University Class of 2020

Candice (Jiahui) Wang from Tianjin, China

St. Thomas University Class of 2020

My name is Jiahui Wang (Candice), majoring in economics. The first time I heard about STU was about one year ago on the Maple Leaf University Exhibition Tour. Then I found out that Fredericton is a peaceful and beautiful city, and STU is different than other universities. STU has really small class sizes, there are no more than 60 students in every class to guarantee the teaching quality, which is benefit to all the students. I am living in Rigby Hall, one of STU's residences outside the campus with independent bathroom and a public kitchen. It only takes 15 minutes to walk to campus or couple minutes by taking bus, and it's free to take buses with my student ID card. Additionally, there are many international and exchange students at STU. It has been a lot of fun to take ESL classes with those friends who come from all parts of the world, and hang out together on weekends.

Kaan Kalkan from Turkey Huron at Western University Class of 2018

Kaan Kalkan from Turkey

Huron at Western University Class of 2018

Kaan is an international student at Huron from Turkey. With the goal of pursuing a Law degree in Canada, Kaan has made a home at Huron. “I’m happy to be in Canada and at Huron especially. Studying abroad gives you another perspective to learn about other cultures. Huron is the perfect university for me. The classes are small, you can interact with professors and making friends was really easy. In residence, I met many people and made lots of friends, including my current roommates,” Kaan says. On top of the residence community, Kaan found a classroom setting that facilitated discussion, an important learning tool for this international student. “In a smaller class you can really listen carefully and ask questions. Professors are always available to help you. You can just drop their offices to talk.”