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Stephen F. Austin State University

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Kareene

Kareene

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2019

Accounting

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 7 MAR 2018

A diverse university

This university is awesome, especially for international students. There are great networking opportunities that everyone can capitalize on. Most professors are very helpful, and their goal is to ensure success. I have been at SFA since 2014, and the experience has been a rewarding one. Additionally, there are lots of  scholarship opportunities available. I would definitely recommend this university!

This university is awesome, especially for international students. There are great networking opportunities that everyone can capitalize on. Most professors are very helpful, and their goal is to ensure success. I have been at SFA since 2014, and the experience has been a rewarding one. Additionally, there are lots of scholarship opportunities available. I would definitely recommend this university!

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Petra

Petra

No qualification

Year of graduation 2018

Life Sciences

Biotechnology

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 7 MAR 2018

Biotechnology rocks!

Study abroad is always a challenge. Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) has been my second home for over four years - from undergraduate to graduate studies. First thing what I have noticed, is the difference between European and American education system. In Europe, yes you get an education free of charge, but that is all - is like a mass production of people with degrees. Here in USA, being at the college is a lifestyle, is a part of your life that you will never forget. I am glad that I went to SFA. It is consider a smaller state college - but for a foreigner it does not feel that way. It has a huge, beautiful campus, lot of outdoor activities and a new STEM building that is in the process of being built and so far looks amazing!!!!! Professors are so different here than what I am used to from Europe. They want you to succeed, they remember you - because classes are fairly small, so you get very individual approach. I am a biotechnology graduate student, and I am loving it! Each of the graduate students has its own research project, so you get a lot of freedom in your studies, however they also require your absolute devotion.You do not do this to get a degree - you do this because you love what you are doing.  And of course you have days when you want to give up - you miss your home, you are here alone, classes are hard - and in a different language that your native one, you feel overwhelmed.  But nothing can beat the feeling, when you succeed even in a small step! The biology department also offers teaching assistantship, which helps you to pay tuition and living expenses. We get travel grants to see scientific conferences such as :ASBMB, which is a lifetime experience. Overall, you learn how to become a professional in your field. If you are coming with a strong work ethic - great! if not- you are going to acquire one. But that is an necessity in order to succeed in life. These were the best and most intense years of my life. Totally worthy!

Study abroad is always a challenge. Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) has been my second home for over four years - from undergraduate to graduate studies. First thing what I have noticed, is the difference between European and American education system. In Europe, yes you get an education free of charge, but that is all - is like a mass production of people with degrees. Here in USA, being at the college is a lifestyle, is a part of your life that you will never forget. I am glad that I went to SFA. It is consider a smaller state college - but for a foreigner it does not feel that way. It has a huge, beautiful campus, lot of outdoor activities and a new STEM building that is in the process of being built and so far looks amazing!!!!! Professors are so different here than what I am used to from Europe. They want you to succeed, they remember you - because classes are fairly small, so you get very individual approach. I am a biotechnology graduate student, and I am loving it! Each of the graduate students has its own research project, so you get a lot of freedom in your studies, however they also require your absolute devotion.You do not do this to get a degree - you do this because you love what you are doing. And of course you have days when you want to give up - you miss your home, you are here alone, classes are hard - and in a different language that your native one, you feel overwhelmed. But nothing can beat the feeling, when you succeed even in a small step! The biology department also offers teaching assistantship, which helps you to pay tuition and living expenses. We get travel grants to see scientific conferences such as :ASBMB, which is a lifetime experience. Overall, you learn how to become a professional in your field. If you are coming with a strong work ethic - great! if not- you are going to acquire one. But that is an necessity in order to succeed in life. These were the best and most intense years of my life. Totally worthy!

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Stephan Osorto Gomez

Stephan Osorto Gomez

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Nutrition And Health

Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 15 APR 2016

Axe'ed Jacks!

The Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics department is awesome at SFASU. I feel fully equipped to tackle my field when I graduate. The professors I've had have been amazing and have given me so much knowledge. The campus is beautiful and so is the staff. SFASU has great financial resources and have made my college education attainable. The school is located in a small town, but we have Dallas and Houston not far away!  I definitely recommend SFASU to international students, as we don't have that many as it is.

The Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics department is awesome at SFASU. I feel fully equipped to tackle my field when I graduate. The professors I've had have been amazing and have given me so much knowledge. The campus is beautiful and so is the staff. SFASU has great financial resources and have made my college education attainable. The school is located in a small town, but we have Dallas and Houston not far away! I definitely recommend SFASU to international students, as we don't have that many as it is.

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Stephan Osorto Gomez

Stephan Osorto Gomez

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 15 APR 2016

Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics SFASU

I have had a great experience at SFASU. I graduate May 2016, and I feel prepared to tackle my industry in nutrition. My professors have fully equipped me with the right knowledge and tools to help people with my degree. SFASU had great financial resources and scholarship opportunities to help my education become attainable. I'm glad that I was able to contribute to the ethnic diversity at this university and stay part of the International Student Association.

I have had a great experience at SFASU. I graduate May 2016, and I feel prepared to tackle my industry in nutrition. My professors have fully equipped me with the right knowledge and tools to help people with my degree. SFASU had great financial resources and scholarship opportunities to help my education become attainable. I'm glad that I was able to contribute to the ethnic diversity at this university and stay part of the International Student Association.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2015

Business Adminstration

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 24 FEB 2014

A Great Experience

Stephen F. Austin State University  has a lot to offer.It has a nice campus,great professors,and  a diverse student body.The campus is beautiful with plenty of options for  dining and recreation.I am happy to be a part of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Stephen F. Austin State University has a lot to offer.It has a nice campus,great professors,and a diverse student body.The campus is beautiful with plenty of options for dining and recreation.I am happy to be a part of Stephen F. Austin State University.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Agriculture Development

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 23 FEB 2014

For a great future start Here.( SFASU)

I'm so happy to study at SFASU , it's a great school to learn. The department of agriculture is very organized with the very qualify professor who teach well. Always  professors, students or staff are available if  help needed. It's the same for the library, any book needed or research, the librarians are available for help.
So I strongly recommended the international student to come and study at SFASU it's a good place. 

I'm so happy to study at SFASU , it's a great school to learn. The department of agriculture is very organized with the very qualify professor who teach well. Always professors, students or staff are available if help needed. It's the same for the library, any book needed or research, the librarians are available for help. So I strongly recommended the international student to come and study at SFASU it's a good place.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2015

Wildlife Management

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 21 FEB 2014

international study

I've lived in the united states for almost 5 years now and have enjoyed every minute of it. Studying here at SFA was a great choice and i am glad i made this decision. it is very affordable and has a good study environment.

I've lived in the united states for almost 5 years now and have enjoyed every minute of it. Studying here at SFA was a great choice and i am glad i made this decision. it is very affordable and has a good study environment.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2016

business in management

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 4 NOV 2013

a great university

I just love this university!  The campus is absolutely beautiful with the pine trees, flowers and green grass, a pond and forest with trials.  The university has a beautiful football stadium, a soccer field, 4 tennis courts, a gigantesque basket coliseum, inside & outside pool, along with the impressive recreation center, where you can run, rock climb, have muscles toned, attend yoga, zumba  dance , and cycling classes. 
The university also has extensive culture events; there are many music, dance, theatre, singing, jazz and orchestra performances in the campus theatre building. The school marching band has more than 300 members, and it always brings excitement and pride to the university.
The faculty and students are very nice, and they are always ready to help. There is a friendly, respectful, relaxed atmosphere in campus.  International students will surprisingly feel very comfortable here, because there is great diversity in the university.  You are not judged, starred at or made fun by other students.  In school, there is a special team taking care of international students, inform them with all the opportunities of learning, having fun, and gathering with the local community and exchange with all different cultures.
We have no time to be bored, because of all the on campus activities, and also we can study so much in this noise- free study environment and free tutoring service from the university.   
This is great university, and this is a completely new and exciting experience for me.

I just love this university! The campus is absolutely beautiful with the pine trees, flowers and green grass, a pond and forest with trials. The university has a beautiful football stadium, a soccer field, 4 tennis courts, a gigantesque basket coliseum, inside & outside pool, along with the impressive recreation center, where you can run, rock climb, have muscles toned, attend yoga, zumba dance , and cycling classes. The university also has extensive culture events; there are many music, dance, theatre, singing, jazz and orchestra performances in the campus theatre building. The school marching band has more than 300 members, and it always brings excitement and pride to the university. The faculty and students are very nice, and they are always ready to help. There is a friendly, respectful, relaxed atmosphere in campus. International students will surprisingly feel very comfortable here, because there is great diversity in the university. You are not judged, starred at or made fun by other students. In school, there is a special team taking care of international students, inform them with all the opportunities of learning, having fun, and gathering with the local community and exchange with all different cultures. We have no time to be bored, because of all the on campus activities, and also we can study so much in this noise- free study environment and free tutoring service from the university. This is great university, and this is a completely new and exciting experience for me.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2015

Chemistry /Pre Pharmacy

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 28 OCT 2013

Amazing SFA Experience

I love the SFA experience ! I get to meet people from so many different countries and cultures and I feel so honored to study at such an amazing university!
 There is always so much going on amongst the international student community and I have come to meet some great people !

 ADVICE: Be passionate about what you want to study, and be ready to meet some amazing people from different cultures and countries! Nacogdoches is a small town but it soon begins to feel like home!

I love the SFA experience ! I get to meet people from so many different countries and cultures and I feel so honored to study at such an amazing university! There is always so much going on amongst the international student community and I have come to meet some great people ! ADVICE: Be passionate about what you want to study, and be ready to meet some amazing people from different cultures and countries! Nacogdoches is a small town but it soon begins to feel like home!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

Biotechnology

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 22 MAY 2013

perfect place to build your future.

availability of scholarships,great environment to study student :teacher ratio is good. 

availability of scholarships,great environment to study student :teacher ratio is good.

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