Life of International Students in Golden Gate University

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The best thing about the campus is that it is located right in the middle of San Francisco. Being at the heart of the city, one has convenient access to the top amenities. If this is going to be your first experience living away from home, Golden Gate University is a great place to start off, sure to have an impactful impression on your experiences as an independent adult.

Cultural Assimilation Is Not a Problem

There is a Student Government Association that exists to help international students adapt into the new environment. There are cultural clubs like the Japanese club, Chinese club, Taiwanese club, etc. The program organizes all sorts of different events and get-togethers so that you don’t feel alienated in a place that is so far away from China. SGA is the place to be when you are free or have an idea for a cool activity.

English Is Not a Problem too

It is a common knowledge that English is difficult to learn for Chinese students. But Golden Gate University takes special care for international students who want to brush up with their language skills and not lag behind the rest of their colleagues. It is the reason they incorporate only 15 to 20 people in every class. This helps match the pace with students who want to improve their language skills and enhance their knowledge on the subject.

Food and Shopping

Students from Golden Gate University say that they have never had a hard time finding something to eat. There are various cuisines (of course, Chinese is among them in case you get homesick and want to have a bite of something from your country) and, clearly, you are well stocked in the caffeine and food department. If you feel like shopping and want to walk in the city a bit “ …there is a Crocker galleria which is a few blocks away ( from campus). The San Francisco shopping center which is also a few blocks away. Along with all the different types of shops they have along the Market Street.” What more could one want from a university campus!

Evening Classes to Build Your Future

Golden Gate University is probably the only place that will have you covered on this: just think about the opportunities it gives you when you have the time not only to study but to pursue your future career as well. A postgraduate student from the class of 2015, Elena says, “I chose this school because most of the classes were offered during the evening, which was easier for me in order to find an internship during the day, and enhance my professional experience.” Can’t argue with that, can you?
If you have decided on attending Golden Gate University, it’s certainly a great choice! It will only take a little while before you get used to California and your new home that is this school. Apart from that you are in for the time of your life where you will get to master future profession as well as what it’s like to live independently outside China.

About Jessica Dong

Jessica Dong is a 21-year-old student from Beijing. She studies business development in the USA and dreams of running her own company. Jessica is a socially active student with interest in traveling, social media and entertainment.