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Student Testimonials

Hear From Fellow International Students!

Curious about what it’s like to join Fontbonne as an international student? Hear from some of our wonderful students from all around the world to find out!

  • Ana Schemes
    Global Studies, '22

    My favorite thing about being a student at Fontbonne is how easy it is to get involved if you look for opportunities. As an international student, I had to adapt to a lot of things. However, I easily made new friends and met many people willing to help me in this transition. Fontbonne students are very active. Being a Student Ambassador and part of the FISA (Fontbonne International Students Alliance) executive board allowed me to get involved in planning events, workshops, and several other activities that have helped me grow as a student and a future professional.

  • Osrah Samuel
    Accounting, '17

    Fontbonne really became my home away from home. Everyone I met on campus from the staff to the students was welcoming, and even though the education system was different from what I was used to, the professors were always quick to offer assistance. Since I was following kosher, the cafeteria used to make a meal just for me, which always made me feel so special.

  • Tejas Yadav
    Computer Science, '18

    I received a warm welcome as an international student at Fontbonne, and I will always think of it as my second home. The staff were so helpful, and we had a great time together. The instructors were very supportive and devoted their attention to each individual student. I was also able to gain hands-on experience with academic projects that have been helpful in my current career as a software developer. Beyond those professional skills, I also grew as a leader throughout the activities I was able to participate in on campus.


International Bazaar

Culture, color, cuisine, art, dance, music — Fontbonne University celebrates international students from 22 different countries during the school’s annual International Bazaar.

Coming to Fontbonne From China

Name: Guanyu Tian, Ph.D.
Country: China
Assistant Professor (Math/CS)

Carlos | Spain

Name: Carlos Benitez
Country: Spain
Major: Deaf Education (Graduate)

Oraphin | Thailand

Name: Oraphin Tantipongpipat
Country: Thailand
Major: MBA (Graduate)

Ryohei | Japan

Name: Ryohei Yoshioka
Country: Japan
Major: Sports Management (Undergraduate)

Toan | Vietnam

Name: Toan Vu
Country: Vietnam
Major: Biology (Undergraduate)

Yi | China

Name: Yi Fan
Country: China
Major: Business (Undergraduate)

Kyu-Shik | South Korea

Name: Kyu-Shik Yang
Country: South Korea
Major: MBA (Graduate)

Lorena | Mexico

Name: Lorena Alonso
Country: Mexico
Major: Fashion Merchandising (Undergraduate)

Ignatius | Indonesia

Name: Ignatius Alva Devilano
Country: Indonesia
Major: MBA (Graduate)

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