On Being an International Student

Ayo O., M1

Being an international student comes with its own unique challenges. Sincerely, no place in the U.S .can really provide us the same comfort as our home countries do. However, WashU provides a relatively comfortable community. The faculty is welcoming and your peers are understanding. There are groups both on the medical and undergrad campus that can make you feel more at home. The medical school organizes events that can also help you learn more about American culture. It is easy to make friends with your peers, and they can help you navigate through your time in America. The international office at WashU is also very efficient, especially at helping you with all the paperwork and logistics of being an international student. Generally, WashU is great at providing the support needed to help their students, including international students, succeed. No doubt, you will love it here like I do!