We sat down with a few of our international graduate students, who joined us from a variety of countries around the world. They shared their thoughts on Albany and the area, what they like about being here and what they miss about home, and their best advice to their peers for settling into their new home at Saint Rose.
Akporode Esha G’19 (nickname: Rode, pronounced “Roh-day”)
From: Lagos, Nigeria
Major: Business analytics
Favorite thing about Saint Rose: Friendly professors, small classes, and the serenity of Albany.
Advice to new international students: Come prepared and determined, and you’ll get the best from Saint Rose. Try to make friends on the Saint Rose Facebook page for international students. You could get help settling in on your arrival day.
The hardest thing to get used to: I think the weather, especially the winter. So, come prepared.
Miss most about home: Family and friends, religious style, culture, and food.
How Saint Rose stands out: The College ensures everyone is carried along academically, with good morals.
Describe yourself, in your home country’s language: “No dulling, we no dey carry last, Baba God is involved.”
Translation: “I am determined and a goal-driven individual, always working to be the best I can be.”
Miss the first installment of this series? Read about Lina Araujo G’19 of Colombia here.
Or, learn more about international admissions at Saint Rose.
– Compiled by Ridina Shakya G’19