Keith Perera '13
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Q. What is your major?
A. I double major in English Communications and Business Administration.
Q. What have been some of your favorite classes?
A. Speech and music history. The speech classes were great because they were a good transitional start into a major for me. I enjoyed the music history class because in Sri Lanka, we only learn about Indian music. It was a nice change to learn about all types.
Q. What do you like about your professors?
A. They are very understanding and have helped me with the language barrier. My advisor, Dr. Youngblood, has been especially helpful.
Q. What do you do when you are not in class or studying?
A. I joined the Student Government Association, Emerging Leaders and Potsdam International Organization. I also like to go to the mall, eat and bowl with friends.
Q. How do you stay in touch with family and friends from home?
A. I use my phone, skype video chats and facebook.
Q. Do you have any advice for future international students?
Get involved in more than just academics, travel and step
outside your comfort zone. SUNY Potsdam is a place to explore.