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International Student Experiences

  • My NU Adventure - Chapter 1

    By Fernando Burga, an exchange student from Peru in spring 2015.I remember being so nervous the morning of Jan. 14, 2015, when I landed at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. It was my first... Read on →

  • My NU Adventure - Chapter 2

    By Fernando Burga, an exchange student from Peru in spring 2015.I woke up early on Jan. 20, ready for the first day of the semester.It was a really exciting day, when I would have my first two classes... Read on →

  • My NU Adventure - Chapter 3

    By Fernando Burga, an exchange student from Peru in spring 2015.One of the cool things about studying in the U.S. is the fact that I get to watch all my favorite TV shows in real time.Back home, we... Read on →

  • My NU Adventure - Chapter 4

    By Fernando Burga, an exchange student from Peru in spring 2015.Last day of the month!Snow would soon melt, and we have one last chance to enjoy one of those unique experience: sledding. I went with... Read on →

  • My NU Adventure - Chapter 5

    By Fernando Burga, an exchange student from Peru in spring 2015.I initially thought that Business Communication would be my least favorite class.I’m not really sure why, since the first class had... Read on →

  • Living the Niagara Life

    Living the Niagara Life

    by Fernando Burga on February 9, 2016

    You are often told that homesickness and cultural shock are natural parts of any international experience, but people hardly ever talk about the equally difficult process of reverse cultural shock. I... Read on →

  • "C-ya later, mate!" - Thank you from Australia!

    International Office, To everyone, I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU! There are not enough words in the world to show how grateful I am for the opportunity you have provided me with, you have all... Read on →

  • A Life-Changing Experience

    It seems like it was only yesterday that I was about to board a plane for the first time to go to America, not knowing what to expect, but very excited for the new adventure I was going to be part of.... Read on →

  • Lo Amo NU - From Italy with Love

    I am in a group of Italian exchange students studying in Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and I love studying and living here. This is such a different experience... Read on →

  • A World of Wonder

    A World of Wonder

    by San Seo on February 10, 2015

    Niagara Falls is stunning! It is great that we have the chance to study in the city that has one of seven natural wonders of the world. Watching the water flowing from the falls makes me feel like... Read on →

  • A Dream Come True

    A Dream Come True

    by Claudia Pajuelo on February 10, 2015

    When I first arrived at NU as an exchange student from San Ignacio de Loyola University (USIL), Peru, everything seemed so surreal. It was literally a dream come true. I didn't know what to expect... Read on →