Why Carroll? with Aimee

Segment #8 from Carroll University


To learn more about being an international student, let’s welcome Aimee. She traveled a great distance to study here and dreamed of running on the Carroll track team. She’s excited to share her perspective on experiencing American culture, having rigorous academics, and what makes Carroll a global competitor in higher education. Let’s catch up with Aimee.

– Thanks, Alex. Hi, everyone. I’m an international student from Ghana currently studying Information Technology. I first discovered Carroll through the Next College Student Athlete app in hopes of running track here. I was intrigued by the variety of majors Carroll offered, the size of the campus, and the opportunity to study abroad. Before arriving at Carroll, I connected with the international advisors and the track coaches. They were all very welcoming, which made me feel like I belonged. Having their support truly helped me through my first year. I’ve learned how to balance academics, athletics, and just the general transition through college. I’ve also learned so much about the American culture, shared a bit about my own culture too, and get to know other students. The main reason I came to Carroll was because I was impressed by their academic programs and how it emphasizes the importance of a liberal arts education. I love how small the class sizes are, giving me direct access to teachers and other support services needed to succeed. Everyone here is very friendly, which really helped me to adjust to being so far away from home. Another thing I love about Carroll is its beautiful campus and the close access to Downtown Waukesha. I love to explore the restaurants and also shop with my friends. I learned so much about myself ever since coming to Carroll. I believe that the faculty and staff have really helped me to grow as a person as well as to adapt into a new environment. I encourage all international students to come and see what Carroll has to offer. That’s all from me. Back to you, Alex.

– Thank you, Aimee. Carroll certainly has a lot of faculty, staff, and designated offices to support people from all places and cultures, creating a sense of belonging and inclusion right here on campus. And I can’t wait to check out Downtown Waukesha, it sounds like a great place to explore. Thank you for showing us around, Aimee.

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