Living on Campus: International Husker FAQ
Join international student Naisargee Patel and International Student Success Navigator Rachel Ayalon on a trip around the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus. In this clip, watch them discuss connections to campus and what living on campus is like.
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[00:00:02.320]So what made you decide to come to UNL?
[00:00:04.850]Great scholarship opportunities,
[00:00:06.970]and I always wanted to do research,
[00:00:09.581]and UNL offers ample opportunities
[00:00:12.662]for undergrads to do research.
[00:00:15.736]So, where do international students live on campus?
[00:00:17.848]So, most of the international students live
[00:00:21.390]in residence hall.
[00:00:23.030]If you prefer traditional-style suites,
[00:00:25.600]Selleck Quadrangle would be the best,
[00:00:27.530]if you like to live in suite styles,
[00:00:30.080]then we have, like, Knoll,
[00:00:32.824]a lot of different places.
[00:00:34.610]Which residence hall did you live in,
[00:00:36.310]when you first arrived here?
[00:00:37.920]I lived in Selleck Quadrangle,
[00:00:40.050]where you have to share your room with a roommate,
[00:00:43.480]and actually, that's good for me
[00:00:44.990]because I am very talkative kind of person.
[00:00:47.840]So I always like to go chit-chat with people,
[00:00:50.180]so I had a roommate from Nepal,
[00:00:51.980]and right now she's also a very, very good friend of mine.
[00:00:54.780]What was the food like there?
[00:00:55.971]To be very honest, I have never ever faced any problem,
[00:00:59.780]related to food.
[00:01:00.830]Are you able to eat, kind of the same foods,
[00:01:03.050]that you would normally at home?
[00:01:04.355]Yes, definitely, almost all dining halls have a lot
[00:01:08.090]of Indian recipes.
[00:01:09.440]So, every week they have new dishes coming on,
[00:01:12.250]and they are, like, always updated.
[00:01:14.370]Select dining halls offer great amount
[00:01:17.010]of ethnic recipes for international students,
[00:01:19.940]and if you wanna have anything special for a meal,
[00:01:23.100]you just have to submit a recipe to them,
[00:01:25.165]and they will cook it for you.
[00:01:26.740]So, a lot of international students that I've met with
[00:01:29.940]they tell me that one of their favorite things
[00:01:32.020]about living on campus
[00:01:33.170]is they get paired, sometimes, with domestic students,
[00:01:36.160]or other international students and it kinda makes them feel
[00:01:39.660]more connected to campus right away.
[00:01:42.140]What has been your experience with that?
[00:01:44.060]When you're paired up with domestic students,
[00:01:46.140]you are actually bridging that gap
[00:01:48.210]from being an international student
[00:01:50.550]and you are trying to engage with the American culture,
[00:01:54.500]so definitely, yes.
[00:01:55.980]One of the best ways to do is to connect with different
[00:01:59.350]student organizations, different countries, different arts,
[00:02:02.900]different dance forms.
[00:02:04.240]Basically, living on campus helps you get connected
[00:02:07.300]with those resources,
[00:02:08.600]probably earlier than students who might not live on campus.
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