After finishing my first master’s program back in 2006, I returned to South Korea, but everything I learned during my time at the University of Kansas did not leave me. Whenever I came across something about the U.S., only one word came into my mind: Jayhawk. Why did I return to the University of Kansas for my second master’s, not going anywhere else? Here are some answers for you.
The prioritized concerns of mine are how I can learn and how I can experience in what kind of environment. The University of Kansas, a research university, is an institution that can provide students with plenty of resources, academic excellence, and great cooperation with the community.
Through these opportunities, the student can become globally competitive and mature mentally, cognitively, and socially. In particular, a liberal arts education in an environment full of academic resources should be a priceless asset to international students. Furthermore, working with faculty and staff make it easy to become a part of the environment. The faculty and staff are professional and passionate enough to help your adjustment and success; they do not hesitate and are always ready to help students.
An active campus life also makes you part of the story. You come to be excited for one of the world legends of college basketball. Whether you are young or old, American or international, you can feel you have the Blue Spirit. If you are not at the University of Kansas or in Lawrence, you cannot feel the same sense of Jayhawk Pride as one who is here.
Living in the city of Lawrence, Kansas, must be of the most benefit to international students. Everyone in Lawrence, whether students or residents, always smiles and keeps an open mind for everyone, even those who come from different backgrounds. The great weather of four seasons in the woods and the hills can help you fully enjoy nature. In the residence halls, you can learn American ways of life with your domestic peers; if you look off campus for housing, you are sure to find a cozy place. Wherever you choose, you will learn how safe, clean, and reasonably priced everywhere is.
Regardless of where you are from, the experiences you have had, or what you believe in, you will not be alone or isolated at the University of Kansas because it will always support you and go the distance to encourage you in your studies and adjustment to life in the United States. I believe the experiences you will get at KU enable you to achieve whatever you want and go wherever you want in the future.
Come join and be part of the most prestigious history.
Everyone at the University of Kansas is fully ready to welcome you all.
ROCK CHALK~INTERNATIONAL JAYHAWK~GO~KU!!!!!
Sungil Kim is a first-year master’s student in higher education. He also holds an MSE in Sport Studies from the University of Kansas. He is from Seoul, South Korea.