PITTSBURG, Kans. — Transitioning from highschool to varsity is usually a daunting one, even once you’ve been on campus earlier than.
However a bunch of scholars at one space college are attempting to make that transition a simple one.
Think about enrolling in a college with out ever having stepped foot on that campus, and even the nation it’s situated in for that matter.
That’s the case for a few of the latest Gorillas on the campus of PSU.
Almost 70 college students from 18 completely different nations will probably be calling the campus of Pittsburg State College “dwelling” throughout this Spring semester.
Amongst them is Juuso Koskinen from Finland, who’s already taking a liking to American soccer. And it solely took him 4 flights to get right here.
“First from Finland, Helsinki, to Frankfurt, Germany, then to JFK, then Denver. I spent a few days in Denver to observe the Chiefs/Denver sport. It was superior. Then to right here,” mentioned Juuso Koskinen, PSU Worldwide Pupil.
Alexandre Lacerda is a part of a crew to assist new college students with the transition and is aware of precisely what that feeling of leaving all of it behind, He did the identical factor 4 years in the past.
“You utterly change your life-style. You’re rising right into a tradition that’s not yours, and also you’re right here anticipating to fulfill new individuals since you’re leaving everybody you’ve recognized on your complete life behind and it’s simply generally actually scary but additionally comes with loads of pleasure,” mentioned Alexandre Lacerda, PSU Graduate Assistant, Worldwide Packages & Companies.
A number of the new college students will probably be right here only for the semester as a part of their dwelling college’s examine overseas program. Others have been right here longer and can obtain their diploma from PSU after which return dwelling.
It’s South African Amanda Makunike’s duty to assist each kinds of college students expertise in Pittsburg be a memorable one.
“I’ve a bunch of worldwide college students that I’m serving to with the registration, the enrolling, simply serving to them to quiet down, answering any questions they might have, serving to them with their banking account, displaying them the place Walmart is and all of the locations we go and simply serving to them really feel at dwelling as a lot as I can,” mentioned Amanda Makunike, Orientation Chief.
Courses begin at PSU on Tuesday.