Our International Students                                          Day in The Life of an International Student

 

Gamoi Sitting On A Wooden Fence

Gamoi

During my search for a college in NYC I noticed that most campuses covered a small area and were surrounded by many different buildings. I then noticed CSI which has a large and inspiring campus which seemed rich with academic opportunities and a variety of recreational activities.

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Greik On A Boat Overlooking the Statue Of Liberty

Greik

I selected CSI, because it is one of the most affordable colleges in New York. It is fully accessible and contains an advanced, networked infrastructure to support technology-based teaching, learning and research. Also, it has the major that I was interested in, which is Computer Science and last but not least it is the closest to one of my relatives’ house.

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Nadia In A Classroom Working On A Laptop

Nadia

I am Nadia, an international student from Jamaica. I expressed my longing to pursue a bachelor's degree in Social Work in New York City. My friend and professor recommended a list of CUNY colleges. I selected The College of Staten Island (CSI) because of its alluringly clean and picturesque campus, its remoteness from the hub of the city and it its outstanding social work program.

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Yamin Outside Standing Under A  Tree

Yamin

I chose CSI because of its business program and great classes for my bachelor’s degree. Not only its popular business courses but also the opportunities to find a job after graduation got my attention. In addition, CSI’s large and beautiful campus attracted me to go there.

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GAMOI

 

Why did you select CSI?

During my search for a college in NYC I noticed that most campuses covered a small area and were surrounded by many different buildings. I then noticed CSI which has a large and inspiring campus which seemed rich with academic opportunities and a variety of recreational activities.

What do you like most about CSI?

As an international student, adjusting to a new school in a different country came with many procedures which were often unfamiliar. CSI has very courteous and friendly staff members who are easy to interact with and always willing to assist with any issues that I encountered.  

What clubs or organizations at CSI have you been involved in?

I am currently a member of the International Students Club. We meet weekly and take part in a variety of activities which allow us to learn about different cultural practices and understand New York's multicultural society better. I also take part in different intramural sporting events which are offered each semester. One semester we were able to assemble a large enough team of international students to take part in the indoor soccer tournament.

What advice would you give to a student considering CSI for future studies?

When starting college it is very common for persons to be undecided when it comes to choosing a career which gives rise to uncertainty when selecting a specific major. At CSI you will be able to explore a wide range of majors to discover the field which is right for you. If you need help in deciding you can take advantage of academic advising opportunities offered each semester or you can visit the Center for Career and Professional Development and explore internship opportunities. 

GREIK

 

Why did you select CSI?

I selected CSI, because it is one of the most affordable colleges in New York. It is fully accessible and contains an advanced, networked infrastructure to support technology-based teaching, learning and research. Also, it has the major that I was interested in, which is Computer Science and last but not least it is the closest to one of my relatives’ house.

What do you like most about CSI?

What I like most about CSI is that it is a very organized college. Every building is dedicated to a major. One of the places that I like the most is the library. There, you can find hundreds of high technology computers and you can print anything you want for FREE. In addition, the professors are very skilled and professional. If you ever feel bored, a lot of student activities are organized almost every day around the campus or you can even join a club that you are interested in. 

What Clubs or organization at CSI have you been involved in?

The club that I have been a part of at CSI is the International Students Club, where I'm an officer as well. This club has given me the chance to foster new relationships with students from different countries. I'm able to share my culture and also learn about other countries and their traditions. We meet every week on Tuesdays and we have a lot of fun. Every week we have a special event and there is always food, music and company! I would recommend it for any student and especially to International Students to join this club. 

What advice would you give to a student considering CSI for future studies?

The advice I would give to a student considering CSI for future studies would be to stay focused on school work. I would also suggest to become part of a club they would be interested in. Being in a club will give them a chance to find people with the same interests. If you want to succeed, definitely CSI is the best choice for you!

NADIA

 

Why did you select CSI?

I am Nadia, an international student from Jamaica. I expressed my longing to pursue a bachelor's degree in Social Work in New York City. My friend and professor recommended a list of CUNY colleges. I selected The College of Staten Island (CSI) because of its alluringly clean and picturesque campus, its remoteness from the hub of the city and it its outstanding social work program.

What do you like most about CSI?

What I like most about CSI is the remarkable number of academic stalwarts and professionals with scholastic achievements that serve as professors. The professors are simply excellent, not only because of their numerous academic qualifications, but also their practical experiences and achievements outside of the classroom.

What Clubs or organization as CSI have you been involved in?

There is a host of clubs and societies at CSI. I am the president of the International Students Club. Our club is unique and relevant since it is home to the many international studies who join the CSI family every semester. I also volunteer as an International Peer Advisor at The Center for Global Engagement, department of accommodating and resourceful professionals who effectively cater to the needs of all international students at CSI.

What advice would you give to a student considering CSI for future studies?

Anyone who considers studying at CSI has already begun to take a step in the right academic and professional direction. To these intuitive and ambitious hopefuls I say: strive for excellence, prepare to immerse yourself in the complete college experience, cultivate uplifting friendships and benefit holistically from the many opportunities that CSI offers.

YAMIN

 

Why did you select CSI?

I chose CSI because of its business program and great classes for my bachelor’s degree. Not only its popular business courses but also the opportunities to find a job after graduation got my attention. In addition, CSI’s large and beautiful campus attracted me to go there.

What do you like most about CSI?

Things I like most about CSI are that it has great professors who not only help me academically but also mentor the students with college and career life. Fellow students are also enthusiastic about academics which I think is one of the helpful things to be successful in college. 

What clubs or organizations at CSI have you been involved in?

I am an active member of International Students Club at CSI. Since students from all over the world participate in the club, we share different traditions, cultures, social issues and etc. This opened my eyes to another perspective of studying in the U.S, defying a wider meaning of diversity.

What advice would you give to a student considering CSI for future studies?

I’d like to say that the courses and the professors here are really great. And the student clubs are fun and beneficial too! You will experience a real college life. So, don’t hesitate to study here!