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International Office

Utsav Shah


Country/Languages - India / Hindi, Gujarati, English

Major - MS in Civil Engineering

Why did you choose the Fresno State?  
Fresno State provided me the warmth and accepting nature I was looking for while choosing from different options.

What’s the best thing about Fresno State?
It has accepted me as I am, irrespective of who am I and where do I come from.

What are your favorite campus activities?
Attending different co-curricular activities, Go Bowling and I am really loving the soccer class I have taken for this fall semester.

What are your favorite local activities?
I like to go to the farmers market, Different breweries and wineries. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in Fresno, California?
I like to go small and close by hikes on weekends. Other than that I’m still exploring because there’s a lot to do in Fresno.

What are your plans after you graduate?
I would like to work for Larson & Turbo or Tata Constructions irrespective of the opportunity being either in India or in US.  

Advice for new students?
Fresno state has been super welcoming to me and so should it be for you all. I am here working at the international office always ready to make any student at home. Study well but don’t forget to enjoy the freedom of staying away from home and take this opportunity as an Experience for life.