Rose Turuka

International Business, Marketing
Zanzibar, Tanzania


Why did you choose to attend Grand Valley?
As soon as I came here, I loved it. It was perfect.

What do you like best about Grand Valley?
I like the variety of organizations that they have here. It's a great way as an international student to meet local Americans and develop friendships because you have a common interest.

How has the Padnos International Center assisted you in adjusting to life in the United States?
They are basically our support system making sure that we are having the experience that we should have here. It's a family. It's a great support system.

How has Grand Valley's faculty made a difference in your college experience?
Once you introduce yourself to them and once they get to know you, they're really accepting and open to helping you in any way they can.

How have you benefited from Grand Valley's liberal education foundation?
It was extremely helpful. I love the variety. It's a great way of trying to make sure that people are getting general knowledge first, before narrowing down things.

What advice would you give to prospective international students?
If you are willing to open your mind to new experiences and adventures, then studying abroad is the best thing a person can do in their lives.