From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States
"For my undergraduate degree, I studied International Business and was required to study a semester abroad. I had looked at all the schools that had an exchange option with my home university, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I looked at schools based on their sizes, location, class offerings, and experiences from previous friends/classmates who have studied abroad. After all my research, I decided on Worcester because it met all my needs of a university.
"Having studied International Business for my undergraduate degree, I always knew that I wanted to continue my education and earn my masters degree. I decided that since my degree studied "international" business that I should probably go abroad to get a further understanding of the world around me. Having to decide where to study was an easy answer. To me, Worcester was home. I made so many friends, I loved the city, and I enjoyed how the lecturers set up their classes. I also felt that during my exchange, six months was simply not enough time and that I must return to Worcester.
"I love the diversity that is in the classroom. My peers come from all over the world and each person provides a unique perspective on certain issues and topics, something that I never got/experienced in America. As for classes, the lecturers are always there to help you. They help you to understand and to apply the theories that you learn about in class."