Aydan from Azerbaijan

Why did you decide to study outside of your home country?Aydan from Azerbaijan -- current bachelor's student studying business.

I always wanted to study and work abroad. When I was 17 I went to a high school in Florida and stayed with a host family. I loved the States after my exchange year so I decided to return to get my bachelors degree. It was one of the best decisions I have made because Murray State is an amazing university with great teachers and lots of things to do for internationals.

How did you choose Murray State University?

I loved the welcoming atmosphere and teachers that I met have been very nice and helpful. Being from a city myself I thought that living in a small town like Murray would be a challenging experience but I was wrong. It has been a great 3 years and people I have met have impacted my life in the most positive ways.

Why did you choose to study international business?

I like travelling and meeting people from different countries and hope to work and live abroad. I hope work overseas for the US or in the US for overseas.

What is your favorite thing about Murray State University?

Beautiful campus, great professors and interactive classes. People are very friendly and welcoming in Murray. Great Beginnings was a fun time. I recommend incoming international students to take advantage of that in order to meet people and get to know the campus.

How is studying in the USA different than Azerbaijan?

There are more opportunities and flexibility. Academics are very organized and there is always somebody to help you out including professors, TAs, advisors or even upper classmen.

What would you tell students in Azerbaijan who want to study in the US?

Definitely go for it and be open to new possibilities. Meet as many people as you can in the beginning of the semester. Join clubs and organizations and be active.

Are you a member of any clubs or student organizations?

I am a sister of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and I work as a desk worker at White Residential College.