Why International Alumni of SU: My initial time in the US was challenging. I had no friends and was having a culture shock. I felt comfort with the international community at Seattle University. I enjoyed and grew through the various opportunity I had to support the international community during my college days. The International Alumni of SU gives me the opportunity to continue my passion after graduation.
Why IAofSU: I'm from South Africa and being from another country meant that I had to start over in building a new network of friends and finding a community. Through the SU International Student Center (ISC), I found I was able to connect with other international students who could relate to my experience. Upon graduating, I jumped at the chance to be involved with The International Alumni of SU so that I could help others in the community build their network, find support, and feel like they have a home away from home.
Why International Alumni of SU: When I moved from Mexico to Seattle, Seattle University opened many doors in my life both socially and professionally. I want to give back and be part of that same community that helped me put down roots and build an initial support network.
Why International Alumni of SU: During my time at SU, I was fortunate to have found a community that supports and contributes to my success. Being a part of the International Alumni of SU allows me to stay connected with other international students, alumni and with the ISC staff, and also gives me the opportunity to impart great advice and help I once received to new students.