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Transfer student who got involved

Ana LauraTransfer student who got involved

Ana Laura: "There's someone for you here; so you'll meet a lot of people.  You'll have fun." See video...

JoshLoves dorm life, advises students to stay focused

Josh: "College classes and high school classes are completely different.  They are two worlds apart." See video...

PalaviInternational student impressed by welcome

Palavi: "It sounds melodramatic when I say it but I'm indebted to UIC for the experience I've had here." See video...

John PaulSports fan and booster

John Paul: "We might not win all of them but for the most part, we do have strong sports like soccer and baseball and softball." See video...

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Transcript: Ana Laura (4th yr., Pol. Sci & History)

The University is really close to my family and that's one of the reasons why I came to the University -- it's very close.  It was only an hour commute from my home.  And also the cost of the University is actually a lot lower then other universities in the city.

And it's also great academics compared to other universities also in the country.

[Question: Your Experience?]

It's been a great experience.  As a transfer, it was difficult when you don't know anyone.  You kind of just have to get involved and start meeting people.  But once I got involved with organizations and started meeting people, it's great.

[Question: Groups to Join?]

At first I joined religious organizations, then I joined a sorority and just the government -- the student government, I joined that.  I met a lot of people from the city.  I didn't know anyone before coming to UIC.  I met a lot of people from classes and things like that.

[Question: Favorite Classes?]

Most of my favorite classes: I took Greek and I learned a lot about the Greek culture and the Greek language -- and also Political Science classes -- it is my major and I enjoy it a lot.

[Question: Words of Advice?]

Once you come to UIC, just meet people and go out there. It's a commuter school so you just have to get involved and be outgoing.  There's someone for you here; so you'll meet a lot of people.  You'll have fun.


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