Profiles from Latin America

Andrea Heredia

Andrea Heredia

Major: Biology

Country: Bolivia

"As an international student...I must say that from the moment I arrived at UE, my expectations were exceeded, especially in regard to my major." Learn more...

Andrea Heredia

Andrea Heredia

Major: Biology

Country: Bolivia

One has many ideas about how college is going to be: classes, and life in general. But when it comes to leaving your country and experiencing a different culture, you don’t know what to expect.

As an international student majoring in biology, I must say that from the moment I arrived at UE, my expectations were exceeded, especially in regard to my major. Classes are challenging, and professors are involved in your education inside and outside the classroom starting from the first day of classes. Even though this is my first semester here, I feel that being away from home during this time has helped me grow as a person, and I’m really looking forward to continuing my college experience at UE for the next four years.

Belen Robles

Genesis "Belen" Robles

Major: Economics

Country: Ecuador

"Through the support of my academic advisor and professors I was able to switch my major. They gave me guidance on making the right decision, plus they made the process very comfortable." Learn more...

Belen Robles

Genesis "Belen" Robles

Major: Economics

Country: Ecuador

Thinking of what career path I wanted to pursue for a professional life was one of the hardest decisions I had to make thus far. A year ago engineering seemed to be the ideal major, but after taking a few classes, I decided it wasn’t right for me. Through the support of my academic advisor and professors I was able to switch my major. They gave me guidance on making the right decision, plus they made the process very comfortable.

Through the guidance of the University of Evansville, I decided to pursue a major in economics and finance, and I couldn’t be happier. Being in the business world fits me; I look forward to gaining real world experiences through my professors’ insight and knowledge. I’m sure UE was the best decision I have ever made; I look forward to a bright future because of UE.

Jean A. Bretel

Jean A. Bretel

Major: Management

Country: Bolivia

"As an international student, my experiences at UE have helped nurture my management skills and helped me become a person with a different perspective about life." Learn more...

Jean A. Bretel

Jean A. Bretel

Major: Management

Country: Bolivia

As an international student, my experiences at UE have helped nurture my management skills and helped me become a person with a different perspective about life. Every day in class is a new opportunity to learn about economic events, and how to interpret them. Interacting with my professors has shaped my opinions towards more accurate predictions and economic hypotheses. My college experience being far from home couldn't be better thanks to the entire staff and the professors at the University of Evansville.

Daniela Fuentes-Rivero

Daniela Fuentes-Rivero

Major: Computer Science

Country: Venezuela

"UE isn't the biggest university in the United States, but that is exactly what makes it special. Here, we all know and care for each other, like a big family." Learn more...

Daniela Fuentes-Rivero

Daniela Fuentes-Rivero

Major: Computer Science

Country: Venezuela

I never thought I was going to study my major in a country other than Venezuela, then I came to UE. Studying English here made me realize that everything I had planned for my future was about to change. UE isn’t the biggest university in the United States, but that is exactly what makes it special. Here, we all know and care for each other, like a big family. I love the one-on-one relationship I have, not only with my professors but also with the rest of the personnel; they have done a lot to make my college experience extraordinary.

There are no words to describe how much I have learned and grown as a person in only one year at UE. Some of the advantages of studying at UE are being able to have personalized lectures, meeting people from all over the world, and learning about their cultures. I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I’m very grateful that UE is now a part of my present.

Victor Nunez Rodriguez

Victor Nunez Rodriguez

Major: Electrical Engineering

Country: Dominican Republic

"To come to UE to study has been one of the best decisions I have made." Learn more...

Victor Nunez Rodriguez

Victor Nunez Rodriguez

Major: Electrical Engineering

Country: Dominican Republic

As an international student from the Dominican Republic at the University of Evansville, the experience I have had as an electrical engineering major has been marvelous. UE is a relatively small private university, so students benefit from having small classes. This has helped me by providing direct contact with every one of my wonderful instructors, and by doing so, has enhanced my learning process.

It is a great opportunity to be part of the engineering group of UE and the charming environment of the campus. To come to UE to study has been one of the best decisions I have made and I am completely sure that, as me, you won't ever regret it!

Darwin Cordovilla

Darwin Cordovilla

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Country: Ecuador

"Companies around Evansville ... are always looking for UE students to provide opportunities to gain real world experience by participating in internship or co-op programs." Learn more...

Darwin Cordovilla

Darwin Cordovilla

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Country: Ecuador

The Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Evansville is preparing me to face a world of challenges as well as opportunities. The department of Mechanical Engineering at UE is providing the necessary tools for engaging the dynamic workforce that challenges professionals to come up with solutions to the problems of the current and upcoming generations.

UE professors focus on teaching rather than research which is what makes the engineering program here unique. They make sure students understand the concepts and encourage them to further their knowledge by assigning team based projects that motivate engineering students to learn by doing. In addition, several senior-led teams recruit students from all levels to work on competitive projects. As a member of both the Formula SAE Car and the USLI Rocket Teams, I have gained priceless hands-on experience that has prepared me to face the challenges in the workforce.

In addition to school teams' projects, companies around Evansville such as Toyota, General Electric and others are always looking for UE students to provide opportunities to gain real world experience by participating in internship or co-op programs.

These kinds of opportunities are what make the Mechanical Engineering program at UE distinctive.

Fabricio Rodezno

Fabricio Rodezno

Major: Exercise Science

Country: Honduras

"I learned to adapt my study habits from high school to my college level courses." Learn more...

Fabricio Rodezno

Fabricio Rodezno

Major: Exercise Science

Country: Honduras

As a freshman at the University of Evansville, I chose to major in exercise science for the opportunity it gives me to pursue a career in physical therapy. Physical therapy is a profession that encompasses all of my interests and provides many benefits. I love the University of Evansville because of the welcoming environment and the friendliness of the people; staff, students and alumni.

My first semester at the University of Evansville was a great experience, I started taking many classes that were related to my major and found them to be extremely interesting and challenging. I experienced some difficulties in one of my classes and the International Students Office and Counseling Department provided me with solutions and all the tools necessary to improve in the class. Courses at a college level are much more demanding than in high school, and this sometimes posed a problem for me. I learned to adapt my study habits from high school to my college level courses. All the help I needed to solve this problem has been provided by the University of Evansville, through different departments, like counseling and academics for example. This has helped me focus more on how I should approach a class and study for it. Supplemental instruction is also available for challenging classes and helped me because it was more individualized, as well as tutors provided by the university for students who are having trouble in certain classes. If you are seeking a degree that relates science to your interests, the University of Evansville is the right place for you.

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