International Student's Pespective?

<p>Hi,</p>

<p>I am from Pakistan. I ll be joining Bryn Mawr this fall as an undergraduate and i am really lookng forward to attending it. Could any of the current international students of the College tell me about the life there? the opportunities they could explore after graduation pertaining to higher studies? The receptiveness of the local students? </p>

<p>Thanks.</p>

<p>71 views and not even a single response???? BUMPPPPPPPPPP</p>

<p>I frequent Bryn Mawr's page for updates on the wait-list, and today I checked it out and saw that someone FINALLY posted an answer to your response...and it was you...I'm sorry everyone has been so unresponsive. Wish I could help you more on your situation!</p>

<p>I'll be honest; I don't think there are a lot of international students on this board, and from what I've seen, BMC is REALLY slow in the summer (it was similar last year). Short of facebooking some students on break, I don't think you'll get much of a response on this forum.</p>

<p>Sorry! :(</p>

<p>I am an international student at Bryn Mawr. I was hesitant to reply because your questions are very broad and hard to answer in general.</p>

<p>Between a quarter and a third of each class go to graduate school right after college. Bryn Mawr has one of the highest PhD productivity rates in the country, even above all of the Ivy League schools! The opportunities you have depend on the specific degree you would like to pursue after college. For example, it is very easy for international students to get into science PhD programs, but really hard to get into medical or law school. This has nothing to do with Bryn Mawr; it's about the amount of funding available (or not) to internationals in each field.</p>

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Could any of the current international students of the College tell me about the life there?

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You will have the resources to shape your life whichever way you want. You can join a research project and spend 12 hours a day in the lab. You can get involved in the student government and meet with college officials. You can direct a theater production, enjoy the culture of Philadelphia, party at Haverford or volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Norristown. You can watch TV all day. It's up to you what you want to do with your time, but we have the resources for you to do almost anything you want!</p>

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The receptiveness of the local students?

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There are very few "local" students at Bryn Mawr. Bryn Mawr students come from all corners of the US and many foreign countries. International students who want to mix with domestic students have no trouble doing so. However, since we do have a very large international student group (20% of last year's incoming class was international), many international students choose to socialize with other internationals. I personally found it very frustrating to socialize with US students at first because my experience was so different from theirs. I spent hours listening to conversations about TV shows, political events or professional athletes who I was not familiar with. You will experience this sort of culture shock whenever you choose to live in a foreign country; this is nothing specific to Bryn Mawr.</p>