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Rowan Elansary

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Languages: English, Arabic

Major: Computer Engineering

Why did you choose Fresno State? 
I chose Fresno State because of its diversity, affordability , it is known to be one of the most diverse campuses .

What’s the best thing about Fresno State?  
The best thing about Fresno State is the  access to the resources on campus activities, very helpful professors, and it's one of the biggest CSU campuses.

What are your favorite campus activities? 
I love movie nights, Homecoming events,Joining clubs, food events and athletic tournaments because you get to meet a lot of new people in those activities and enjoying University life with all my friends .

What are your favorite local activities? 
I love going to all the available close hiking spots as I adore traveling and nature a lot , and fresno is in the middle of it all. I also love the diversity of different cuisines that I  try out every week.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Fresno, California? 
 My favorite things in Fresno are going to hikes with beautiful scenery and different restaurant styles .

What are your plans after you graduate? 
I plan to apply for a job somewhere in Silicon Valley or start my master’s , but I still have to decide !

Advice for new students? 

  • Don’t be afraid to talk to new people , it is how you make the bestest of friends.
  • Surround yourself with a diversity of people from different cultures , you will be surprised by all the similarities you might find.
  • Always know your priorities and values.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Expand your network.
  • Explore.
  • Whatever happens remember to say IT IS WHAT IT IS , try to always be positive because being an international student is tough but once you get everything together, you won’t regret it.