A recent report published by an American education institute shows that more and more foreign students are coming to U.S. colleges and universities. The report recorded over 700,000 students from abroad, a rise of 3% from the previous year. This is mainly because more and more students from China are coming to the U.S.

A lot of people cannot understand why Chinese students leave their country and family to study in the United States. These students have to learn a different language, different culture, be independent, and face various other challenges. As a Chinese student facing the same situation, I understand why this is happening. There are around 1.3 billion Chinese people in the world. This huge population means that I must  learn more in order to be able to compete in the Chinese workforce if I want to survive and be successful. So, I carried my dreams and family’s expectations to come to America to study at Florida Tech.
I choose Florida Institute of Technology for its prestigious education system, good ProTrack Engineering Co-op program, comfortable temperature and nice environment. Florida Tech is known as a Tier One Best National University by U.S. News and World Report, a top engineering/ technical institution, and a top Florida private university.   Florida Tech cares about their students and provides small class learning environment so that professors can give considerations to every student. Self-contained workshops and labs support student understanding of the material covered in each subject. We can learn valuable knowledge by studying hard. Florida Tech also provides ProTrack, an innovative 4-year cooperative education program. Its purpose is to assist students seeking major-related work experiencewhich enables students to gain academic credit for their experiences.

As an international student facing several challenges, I find it nice that Florida Tech organizes many exciting student activities so that students can make new friends and learn different cultures. It also doesn’t hurt being in the “Sunshine State,” where winter does not last more than a month and  I get to enjoy the sunshine and beach every day.  There are also fun things to do around the area, including Disney, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Kennedy Space Center, Busch Gardens, and many more.

At Florida Tech, I am learning valuable knowledge, am involved in cooperative education, making friends around the world, learning different cultures and am enjoying a diverse and comfortable student life. I am also having a blast exploring the area around campus and the state.  I now love Florida and love to study at Florida Tech.






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