September 2023: International Voices in Missoula

With the start of every fall, students are returning to the University of Montana, in Missoula. Among them are international students from around the world, either returning to campus, or as new students starting their undergraduate or graduate studies at UM. Join Udo as he is talking to Andrei Dinu, a graduate student from Romania, Lina Spaes an undergraduate student from France and the 2023-2024 President of the International Student Association (ISA) at UM, Shinichi Taniwaki, an undergraduate student from Japan and Ikuko Valgenti “Koko”, the International Student Advisor at the Global Engagement Office at UM about what attracted them to Missoula, what they love about campus and the community, how they adjusted to a different culture and language, what they are hoping to accomplish, academically and professionally, and what advice they have for others, who might be interested in coming to UM. Learn about their excitement, and how their international voice contributes to the diversity in our community.