Meet International Students

   
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Patrick Choules '11
Bradford, Ontario, Canada

Q.  What was your major?
A.  Business Administration

Q.  What were some of your favorite classes?
A.  Strategic Global Management, Fraud Examination and Philosophy of Coaching.  They all had a good balance of discussion and lecture.

Q.  What did you do when you weren't in class or studying?
A.  I played for the Potsdam Bears Men's Hockey Team.  I also played intramural sports like softball.  When I wasn't competing, I enjoyed hanging out with friends and going into town.

Q.  What are your career goals?
A.  I aspire to coach hockey and succeed in the world of business.

    
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Katie Elizabeth Foulk '12
Derbyshire, England

Q.  What is your major?
A.   Business Administration with a minor in Dance

Q.  Why did you choose SUNY Potsdam?
A.  SUNY Potsdam has a very high level of teaching.  I learned so much from my semester there as an exchange student, that I wanted to return.  Plus, it has a nice atmosphere and the people are very friendly.

Q.  What are some of your favorite classes?
A.  Caribbean Funk and Modern Dance.  They were very intense and I had the opportunity to push myself and improve my technique.

Q.  What do you do when you are not in class or studying?
A.  I joined dance ensemble to make new friends, and I go into town for dinner, shopping and the cinema.

Q.  Do you have any advice for future international students?
A.  Use the international office because they can help you with any problems you may encounter.  Also, make sure you make the most of your experience and embrace everything SUNY Potsdam has to offer!

    
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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?
A.  Get involved in more than just academics, travel and step outside your comfort zone.  SUNY Potsdam is a place to explore.