Why Choose Minnesota State Mankato?

International students love Minnesota State Mankato for many reasons - the caring faculty, a sense of belonging, friends, family and much more. Listen to these students's reasons for coming to Minnesota State Mankato. 

PJ Gurung, nepal

"Hello everybody, I am PJ Gurung and I am senior at Minnesota State Mankto from Nepal! I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Aging Studies. I chose Minnesota State Mankato because they have an excellent research program and Mankato is a very peaceful college area. I have had many memorable experiences here, I’ve met so many interesting people from all over the world and created this unbreakable bond with all of them. I will forever be grateful to this university I call my chosen home and all my chosen family."

Liberty Hombe, Zimbabwe

"Liberty Hombe is a sophomore Honors Biochemistry major from Zimbabwe who aspires to help individuals from all walks of life. Before coming to Minnesota State Mankato, Liberty was incredibly moved by the late President John F. Kennedy’s speech, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” From the time he learned of the famous speech, Liberty has taken the motto of helping others to heart and organizes movements to increase awareness and accessibility to those underserved in his community.

Since joining the Mankato community, Liberty recognized a need for more accessible tutoring services and brainstormed how he could improve the situation. He got straight to work and has created an online tutoring service that helps students free of charge."

Moustafa Abdulaziz, Egypt

"Hi All! I’m Moustafa Abdelaziz and I’m international student from Alexandria, Egypt. I am a Junior pursing my Civil Engineering degree here at Minnesota State Mankato and I’m minoring in Mathematics and Urban Planning. Choosing Minnesota State Mankato as my final decision is something I will never regret. The University is diverse, and you will feel the warm welcoming environment here, even if it’s -20C outside. Adjusting to life here was smooth because of the diversity that characterizes Minnesota State Mankato. I’m spending my first summer here in Mankato, MN as an intern with the Public works department and it is a life changing experience for me since I get to learn a lot about my job and my field. That’s one of many opportunities you get to have when attending Minnesota State Mankato."

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