My experience at KU has been really amazing this first year. It definitely lived up to my hopes for it and surprised me in really good ways. The classes, the activities and the people especially are several of the many things that have surprised me the most about KU. I’ve been challenged and inspired more than I ever expected in my classes and mostly in a positive way. The projects and lectures not only have engaged me and interested me but also they have made me realise what I like and don’t like as well as taught me how to work with different kinds of people in many different ways. Most importantly they have also helped me start deciding exactly what I want to do with my life. Every single class has given me a lot of knowledge and experience I didn’t have before. They all have helped me grow, as a professional and also as a person. Also, even if it’s hard to believe, most of the teachers in these classes are genuinely interested in our growth and our learning. They are mostly reachable and understanding and will always try their best to help us, not only in the content of the classes but also by advising us in career choices and our paths during our time in the university.
Activities, either academic, social or student organizations oriented, have also shaped me during this year. Most of the activities I’ve participated during this academic year have been several of the most meaningful experiences I’ve ever had. These activities have helped me realize the things I am the most passionate about and have given more experience about how to interact with new people and so many issues surrounding me. KU’s Big (volunteering) Event, KU’s International Nights at the Students Union, Tea at 3 every Thursday, and the Engineering Expo are several of the many great events I’ve attended, participated in, and enjoyed only during this Spring semester. And not only have the events themselves been incredible, but many of the people I’ve met during these activities are now people I can trust and that I consider my closest friends. You won’t believe how many incredible people share your interests that at KU, especially during the events for the things you are the most passionate about. KU’s atmosphere has been so incredible due to the people that are around–the students, teachers and faculty give life to KU and I honestly have not had any bad experience regarding the people in the university. The student groups have been so important to me because not only have they allowed me to bond with people that like the same things I do, but also because they have given me a place where I can do the many things and activities that are important to me.
KU keeps surprising me through every new event, class, and person I meet and I am sure it will continue to surprise me throughout the 3 years I have left in the university. I am also sure I am not alone in this and that there is a lot of students that also keep being surprised by the many things this campus, these people, and this university have to offer.