International student testimonials

  • Kassiano_182Kassiano
    • From: Brazil
    • Major: Biomedical Science
    • "Coming to NAU was without a doubt one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The university has amazing programs for all majors, classes aren’t too crowded and everyone is always willing to help the best way they can. Flagstaff is a charming little town, with a gorgeous view, and a very welcoming and accepting population. Here I made friends for a lifetime, that I know I can count on and trust no matter what. At NAU I'm having a real ‘American University’ experience, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world."
  • Rashed 182x182Rashed
    • From: Saudi Arabia
    • Major: Electrical Engineering
    • “I appreciate the amount of diversity on campus that is around me. I came from different culture and background but I didn't feel that I'm strange here. I'm surrounded by people from all around the world and now I have friends from different countries. The professors they are very professional and willing to help students with anything.”
  • Natalia_182x182Natalia
    • From: Mexico
    • Major: Elementary Education
    • “Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a place of opportunity! It has an outstanding education program with highly prepared instructors that care about their students' success. This university has everything that a student needs to reach their goals, including Cline library, which is open until 2:00am on weekdays. NAU not only cares about academics, it also cares about students' interests, and offers a variety of clubs and organizations people can join. I enjoy being part of the National Society of Leadership and Success because it motivates and helps me to achieve my goals. I also enjoy being a member of the international club because I have the privilege to make friends from all over the world and learn about their culture.”
  • Suzanne_182x182Suzanne
    • From: Malaysia
    • Major: Music Performance
    • “Studying at NAU is a whole different experience for me, considering that I have done my first degree at a Malaysia University. Adaptation to an entirely new country with a whole different culture wasn’t easy. However I would say that being at NAU is one of the best experiences I have gained so far. The professors at the music school are very well rounded and the best part is they are extremely friendly, loving and encouraging. My professor is not only my professor whom I respect but a friend who I can share my frustrations with. Being far away from home is not easy but having such wonderful professor to talk to whenever I face difficulties is simply amazing. Not forgetting wonderful friends that I have met during my stay here at NAU. A college student Christian group, Chi Alpha, is a place where I hang out a lot doing fun activities throughout the year, from camping to rock climbing to Chinese New Year celebrations and even Easter egg hunt! I always say that Chi Alpha is my home away from home, as my pastor Ryan and his wife Kelly treats us students like their own. Lastly, being given the opportunity to work with Center for International Education is definitely something I’m very thankful for. My bosses and superiors are always looking out for us student workers and that is very encouraging. To me, being here at NAU is not only about acing in education but the opportunity to be more independent is something I am truly thankful for.”
  • Ziyue_182Ziyue
    • From: China
    • Major: Business Management
    • "Northern Arizona University has given me great opportunities to know people from different countries. The international students here are like a big family, and it’s always easy to get along with them. We also have the “international week”, which allows us to show our unique cultures through various activities. In addition, class discussions are greatly encouraged, and I always appreciate our freedom to share. The professors here are very patient and friendly to international students. They provide us suggestions not only on studies but also on daily life in the US."
  • Viewx182View
    • From: Thailand
    • Major: Electrical Engineering
    • “Northern Arizona University is a great place to study, make friends, have fun, and, most importantly, making unforgettable memories. Most people in Flagstaff are really nice and friendly so it is really easy to make friends. Getting involved on campus will definitely help you getting to know more people. I have been to a Grand Canyon trip with NAU hiking club and Cabin Getaway with the I-Club. There are lots of activities that you can do to keep you busy other than just going to classes. The professors here are really nice and understanding as well. Professors can help you whenever you are struggling with the materials they are going over in class or even when you need more explanations if you do not understand. There are also student learning centers that students can go to get help if they are behind in their class or even just need help with their homework. There are many resources students can use as long as you seek it. Good luck!”
  • I-Venx182I-Ven
    • From: Malaysia
    • Major: Psychology
    • “Living in Flagstaff makes me feel like I'm on an extended vacation - the city and its surrounding areas are beautiful, and nature's presence is abundant here. I absolutely love my classes through the psychology and criminal justice departments and my professors here. The ideas that they present and their tenacity in their teachings reinforce my sense of purpose in my field of study, and broadens my world view. I'm completely happy with my decision to attend NAU!”
  • RogelioRogelio
    • From: Mexico
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering
    • “Northern Arizona University is a great school to attend. Everybody on campus is friendly and always willing to help. It is a school where it is easy to make new friends. The teachers are great and really interesting. They know what they are talking about and have a lot of experience in their fields. Flagstaff is a great place for someone who enjoys the outdoors; there are a lot of hiking and mountain bike trails.”
  • Jeehyaex182Jeehyae
    • From: South Korea
    • Major: International Hospitality Management
    • “My dream is becoming an hotelier and I loved the academic plans when I looked at NAU website. Therefore I decided to come to Flagstaff. When I moved to Flagstaff, I did not expect that I could adjust myself to here so quickly. I thought different food, culture and language barrier would be the big issue. However, I was able to find myself who was already mixed in a community. People in Flagstaff are very friendly and kind to international students. I think NAU have various events that students can enjoy and good academic support. There are several ways to get an academic helps not only as an international student, but also every students. I joined Korean club, which is an official club in NAU. I think joining a club and various activities was helpful to communicate with other students and making friends while sharing my culture.”
  • Linx182Lin
    • From: China
    • Major: English
    • "Northern Arizona University has given me great opportunities to know people from different countries. The international students here are like a big family, and it’s always easy to get along with them. We also have the “international week”, which allows us to show our unique cultures through various activities. In addition, class discussions are greatly encouraged, and I always appreciate our freedom to share. The professors here are very patient and friendly to international students. They provide us suggestions not only on studies but also on daily life in the US."
  • Phoo_Khinx182Phoo and Khin
    • From: Myanmar
    • Major: Civil Engineering
    • “It is a great thing at Northern Arizona University that housing has never been a problem, in that it has safe and excellent school housing. Another thing I like about NAU is the activities it has for international students. As an international student myself being here, I am able to experience different cultures through many activities. The professors are really helpful and there are a lot of free learning resources and tutoring services on campus. The staff from international center are friendly and every international student is having the best experience here in NAU away from their homes.”