International Student Spotlight

International Student Spotlight

My Experience Coming to the USA to Study
By, Rashi Dhama, MS Information Systems

International students stratford university

I was very nervous traveling alone overseas and being that far away from my home for the first time in my life. It was a mix of excitement, pleasure, and pain. Just the thought of being away from my family gave me shivers. The excitement to be in the mighty United States gave me a kick of energy and a sense of pleasure.

There was a big mixture of joy and suspense as the airplane pilot announced “Fasten your seat belts we will be landing in the city of Washington DC.”

When we touched down I said to myself, “Yes, finally I am in America. Welcome to the USA!”

We are focusing on real-life experiences in the classroom. Professors share how they experience particular situations in their profession and what decisions they've had to make. This makes me more confident and prepares me for the real-world.

Natalia Bogdanova , Bulgaria

I'm taking fundamentals of baking, taught by Chef Brett, who is a great teacher and knows what he is doing! We have been baking cakes, cupcakes, muffins, and many types of bread. I have learned so much in just 5 weeks!

Maria Paula Quintana , Colombia

I chose the MS in Information Systems program because in my old school we didn't have many online resources, most things were done offline. Kazakhstan is behind in information technology, so once I get my Master's degree I want to go back and contribute to the IT aspect of my Country's development.

Kamilya Nurgaliyeba , Kazakhstan

Before I came to the United States, I was working at a mining company and a travel company... but I decided I want to have my own business. I enrolled in the MBA program to develop my skills and capabilities. That's why I came to Stratford!

Enerel Chuluunbat , Mongolia

The United States is an organized country, most things are easy to understand, easy to follow. Teaching methods at Stratford make classes very interesting. I want to be a university professor and spread this education concept in my home country too.


Abdulrahman Aljefri , Saudi Arabia