Student Office Staff and Tour Guide at Towson University
Class of 2020
Hometown: Si Sa Ket, Thailand
Major: Social Sciences
International Student and Scholar Office student lounge, Patuxent Dining Place and International walkway! ISSO offers a student lounge with sofas, dining table, two computers, and big screen tv! That is where I call home away from home as I spend my free time there: having lunch, taking power naps, hanging out with my friends, planning events on campus, watching Netflix, and many more! Patuxent has the best FOOD! Very diverse cuisine from rice bowl, Indian food, delicious pasta and grilled cheese as well as salad bar and soul soup. We also have international walkway with flags representing our students from all over the world. Of course I love walking around campus seeing my Thai Flag flying high in the sky because it truly reminds me of home!
While exploring the involved.towson.edu (TU website with lists student organizations and events), I came across International Students Association and lists of other diverse clubs on campus and was very impressed at the diverse, inclusive community Towson had to offer. As an international student, diversity and inclusivity are very important to me when looking for the "right" college, and the people at Towson University make the campus very welcoming!
The people! Faculty, staff, and very driven students. Despite TU being a fast growing university in MD, I have never been in a class where my professor doesn't know my name (that's impressive)! I am able to make personal connection with all my professors, they are always there to help you. TU professors are very accessible and passionate in helping you grow. TU staff are dedicated and always willing to help you out whenever you need mentoring. Towson University is really a big school with a small campus feel because when you come to TU, you become a part of the family. TU students are driven and passionate. Students here are leaders and we are provided with resources to make changes and better TU campus!
College admissions process is very nerve wreaking, but you are not alone! Connect with the admissions counselors, your tour guides and even your friends who are going through the process would help you become more relieved and calmed, I promise. Ask a lot of questions, don't be afraid to call the colleges you are applying to get as much information as you can. Familiarize yourself with the college website, explore them. There are so many resources available to you even as a prospective student. Take your time to do research about the school and see what they have to offer!