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OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS
002 Gilchrist Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0018
USA

Phone: (319) 273-2281
Fax: (319) 273-2885
Email: uginternational.admissions@uni.edu

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Catherine
Catherine

Major:

Accounting and Management Information System (MIS)

Hometown:

Jakarta, Indonesia

Year:

Alumni

Why did you decide to attend college in the United States? And why did you choose UNI?

I and my family did a research on several universities in the U.S., and we decided to pick school that has a great education, environment, safe, and welcoming society. For me UNI has a great business program especially in accounting! But I wanted to stay in UNI because of the great people that always greet you: warm international students and services as well as welcoming students and faculties that always made me feel happy.

What did you do to help make UNI your home away from home?

Being a friend, being a photographer, being a panther. I love making new friends and knowing more about others and their cultures. When we know each other, we become closer like family. I also love taking pictures, because I take picture often I become closer to my friends, faculties, organizations, and environment. And being a panther: active in joining organization, supporting school, and represent school name. I have helped my friends create an experience in UNI, our home away from home.

What is the one thing you would tell a new or prospective international student about attending a college in the United States?

I would tell them that I had an adventure at UNI. Being in Iowa, UNI, I had a very different life from when I was in my country. I’ve learnt a lot from how people always greet warmly even though they don’t know you, I have witnessed many differences that each cultures have that I didn’t know before, I learned not to take things for granted. There are many things that I used to assume, but being here in a different place than home, I realize so many things I didn’t know.