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No matter who you are or how you’ve prepared for college, you’re bound to have a long list of questions. Our student ambassadors had college dreams just like you do and they worked hard to achieve them. Read their stories below and share your own with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Study Abroad!

Posted by Annette

Studying abroad has always interested me because many friends and family members who studied abroad had nothing but great things to say about their time spent around the world. During my first semester at Cal State Long Beach, I noticed that one of my upper division electives was offered in Florence, Italy as a summer course. Most students choose to study abroad for a semester or a full academic year, but some universities also offer winter and summer courses. I made the decision to sign up for the course and before I knew it, I was on a plane to Italy.

Studying while immersing yourself in a new culture is a great opportunity to further your education. At first, it can be a bit intimidating to be in an environment where you are not familiar with the language and customs, but it becomes easier once you adjust. I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to study abroad; it allowed me to see amazing sights, make new friends and create memories of a lifetime. If you are interested in studying outside the United States, explore the international programs available at the CSU campuses to see what courses they offer abroad.

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Let’s Go Team!

Posted by Shannon Steichen

Before heading off to college, the number one piece of advice you will receive is to get involved. Students have so many options to choose from when first arriving on campus and for me, becoming a supporter of San Diego State’s many athletic teams ended up being the best fit.

“The Show”, the name of SDSU’s student section, has become a close-knit group of friends that enjoys attending as many sports events as possible. Feeling the energy swell up from the crowd, onto the court, and into our players during a neck-to-neck basketball game is indescribable. The students know that they have not only helped the team snatch the victory, but also played a major part in positively representing our school.

I highly recommend going to as many sporting events as possible when getting involved in school.


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Get Involved with Your Major

Posted by Shannon Banks

Part of the college experience is getting involved with campus activities that will help you learn useful skills for your major and career. As a journalism major with an emphasis in media studies, I took the opportunity to work behind the scenes at a San Diego State University’s men’s basketball game with the media relations team. I spent the game running stats to the tech vans, analyzing players’ moves and being present for the post-game press conference. Afterwards, I transcribed players’ quotes from the press conference to post online. I really enjoyed this opportunity because it gave me a glimpse into the real work I would be doing in my career field.


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