University in the US: Nadia's Experience
We spoke with Nadia Joffre from Bolivia and asked her to share some of her experiences while studying at the University of South Florida in the US.
What was your first impression about USF?
I came with my parents; they were here just for a couple days. It was fun, because the campus was so big and everything was really new for me. The weather is really similar to the weather back home. That was one of the reasons why I chose Florida.
How easy was it to make friends at USF?
I actually have a really interesting group of friends from Russia, Asia, South America etc. I feel that we are more united and connected since we are all foreigners.
Did you think it was difficult to adjust to studying in the US?
In the beginning, it was a little bit tough due to living by myself and feeling homesick. Now I look back and feel proud that I have made it this far. My perspective changed and I would like to stay here for some time after graduation and take advantage of all that we are experiencing. I am happy that I came here. I think it is the right place to come.