Friday, May 8, 2015

Faculty of the Year

UAFS International Leadership Council President Jack Bui presented “Faculty of the Year” award to Dr. Erik Carlson.
BIG congratulations to Dr. Carlson, and we thank him for his excellent academic support for UAFS International Students!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

From Executive Director

Wow, a month of February has moved through our office so quickly. With a few snow days, March just came in without we knew it. One of the best events I personally enjoyed in February was a presentation from two students who studied in Hong Kong last semester. Matt and Nit spent one semester at Hong Kong Baptist University. This was their first time leaving the US, and they experienced a huge amount of life lessons while they were in Hong Kong. While they studied in Hong Kong, massive demonstrations could be seen at the foot of their apartment. They shared their experiences and stories about the demonstrations with the guests at the presentation. The stories were beyond what we saw through the traditional media outlets. I encourage that you should try to explore your horizons by visiting foreign places at least once before starting your career. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

From Executive Director

From Executive Director
It has been 8 years and 9 months since I started to work at UAFS! Yes, I am going to be very excited about the 9th year. Our office is planning to welcome 50+ new international students for fall 2015. I want to thank all faculty, staff and volunteers who have been very supportive for the office. If you have questions on UAFS International Student Admission, please feel free to e-mail me at!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Yay! Christmas Break is here!

        Happy Christmas Break everyone! J Finals are over and students are finally getting to sleep after numerous hours of studying, which hopefully helped with their final grades. I hope everyone had a wonderful semester! There are many things to do during Christmas break. Many International Students are traveling all over the world. This time is usually spent with ones close friends and family. Without the stress of school and tests, students are really able to enjoy themselves during this month long break. So, spend time with those you love and do not stress about school, it is not even here yet. Enjoy your Christmas Break! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014


     Finals, something most college students are not prepared for ahead of time. Things start to get crazy and students start worrying because they are not sure whether they will pass their classes or not. Finals week is a stressful week for most college students. They live off of coffee and no sleep. One good thing is that there are “quiet hours” around campus where students have to be quiet and respect others around them that may be studying. Some students have up to six tests during finals week, which can be very stressful and overwhelming. Students need to remember to take breaks between studying and do something to take their minds off of things for a little while. Relaxing between studying is something that students really need to remember to do. So, good luck to everyone on their finals. I wish you the best. J

Friday, November 21, 2014

Language Tables

Language Table is an event taking place during International Education Week. The event usually take place at the Campus Center Fireplace for one hour. In that one hour, students around campus can learn six different languages. These languages include Hmong, Vietnamese, French, Japanese, Thai, and Spanish. Approximately in 10 minutes, students will learn one language, then in the next 10 minute they will switch to a different group to learn another language. It is a great event to enjoy and hang out to make a friend and learn a new language. Come and join the Language Tables at the Campus Center Fireplace!