Country: Hochiminh city, Vietnam
Major: Student Affairs and College Counseling
Why did you choose Fresno State?
I was very interested in Fresno State because of my amazing experience meeting with my program advisor. The staff at the International Office have always been very supportive and reached out to me, which made me feel at home. Besides people, Kremen School of Education (my school) is very well-known for its extensive training in education and SACC is one of their most impacted programs. For these reasons, I am thrilled to be here at Fresno State.
What’s the best thing about Fresno State?
I would say the Bulldog Spirit and our campus diversity…There are always places that make you feel you belong on campus. Also, the campus is very resourceful, which offers many different services that best accommodate students.
What are your favorite campus activities?
Our library is the best place to study individually or in a group. I can grab Starbucks or borrow any technical devices if I am in need. I also love to explore our campus resources by taking a walk and visiting different offices to learn what they have to offer to the students. When I am done with my classes, I often hit the south gym to play badminton as well.
What are your favorite local activities?
I like to try different cuisines in Fresno. Some weekends, I would go to a farmer’s market or some local events in downtown Clovis with my host family.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Fresno, California?
I love how everything is so centralized in Fresno. I do not have to travel far when I need anything. I could go to the park, the lake, or the mountains for some nature within an hour. Great way to de-stress on the weekend!
What are your plans after you graduate?
It depends on where opportunities take me. I would love to give back to our community and serve our students as a counselor. On the other hand, I would also like to pursue a higher degree if possible.
Advice for new students?
I highly highly recommend students attend on-campus events and join the clubs of your interest. That way you know your resources and have a social support system here on campus. And don’t be afraid to ask questions!