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Why International Students Pick King's

Jan 27, 2017

Hi International Students!

My name is Nardos Yared Negussie and I'm a 3rd year international student in the business program. I'm originally from Ethiopia and I'm an International Student Assistant (ISA). I enjoy working with students from around the globe and getting them accustomed to the Canadian culture. Being an international student myself, I understand that studying abroad has some challenges, however there are major perks and benefits that come with it as well. I wanted to share with you some reasons as to why you should choose The King’s University in Edmonton, Canada to do your studies!

Welcoming Community

King's has a warm and welcoming community. Within King’s, there is an intercultural community where students from all backgrounds and cultures come together to celebrate their differences and learn from one another. Led by Regina Afable, the Coordinator of Intercultural Student Programs, and the four International Student Assistants (ISAs), we organize a variety of fun and educational events for international students. These events help improve international students’ social and communication skills. It will also help students make new friends. Attending the New Student Orientation and International Student Orientation is a great way to get ready for the year. King’s has an inviting, inclusive, welcoming and warm community that YOU want to be a part of!

King's Classes and Professors

Most students at King’s agree that the size of the campus, as well as the classes are relatively small and convenient. Classes are very easy to find. And the small class sizes (average 22 students) allow students to connect with their professors and with each other on a personal level.

King's Classes are taught by professors who are very knowledgeable and passionate about their respective fields. According to the NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement), King’s is consistently in the top three universities in Canada for student satisfaction with the quality of teaching and connection with professors. King's professors are very helpful and care about the success of their students. They even have an open-door policy during their office hours where students can come and chat with their professors about assignments, gain feedback or even about personal matters. Professors often pray for students before exams or before class begins. And some professors even invite students to their home for Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners.

King's Will Challenge Your Perspective (in a good way)

During your studies at The King’s University, you will likely test and evaluate your perspectives. Through classes like Theology, Philosophy, Business, Biology etc., students are given the chance to reflect on their values and beliefs. Students are taught to challenge their perspectives and to constantly evaluate their thoughts about the world. This allows students to understand and respect each others' opinions, perspectives and beliefs. It also allow students to grow and become more tolerant and open-minded.

Faith-Based Education

King’s provides a faith based education where students learn to connect their beliefs with what they're studying. In Business, you learn how to do business ethically; to run a business that that is not only profitable, but supports your employees and creates a positive impact in the world around us. Studying at King's will help you live out your faith practically. And even if you're not a Christian, the King’s community accepts and respects people of all religions and belief systems.

Relatively Inexpensive Tuition

Among Alberta's universities, King’s has the least-expensive international tuition fee! This is a great news in a world where it can be quite pricey to live and learn abroad.

These are some of the many reasons I chose to study at King's. At King's you are not just a number; you are valued and you belong. We hope you choose to be a part of King's international community!

All the best,

Nardos Negussie
Guest Blogger, International Student Assistant and 3rd Year BCom Student

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