WHY DO STUDENTS CHOOSE MINES?
Coming to mines in my experience has been a really fruitful experience, as I’ve been at my highest and lowest. Adapting to an American teaching system, previously coming from a British system was one not easy, as I had to re-learn methods of learning, such as English spellings and even basic math. In all, I’m grateful to be able to attend such an accomplished and established institution such as mines. My advice to students studying abroad is to keep your head up and understand that you belong where you are and that you’re smart enough.
Mines provides a platform for learners and researchers to develop themselves as a good engineer as well a research scientist. The well-equipped labs and classrooms and seasoned professors help each student to learn, do experiments, and grow in their career. I have found Mines as a welcoming community for international students with different backgrounds.
Mines it has been an incredible experience, mines allowed me to grow not only personal but also in professional aspects. The life in mines can be tough sometimes but definitely you will find people in your way whom will make the things easier for you. The most valuable thing that I can get from mines, it is all the people I have met during this time and the wonderful friends that I got here.
Deciding to come to Mines and the idea of being away from home was difficult and scary at the beginning. But now, I would say that it is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. This chance allowed me to discover life and experience it on my own; it made me who I am today, a better version of myself.
MINES STUDENTS COME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
Mines students from over 60 countries come to Mines for the encouraging culture, top-notch research facilities and informed faculty. Review the map below to see where our students are traveling from. NOTE: The darker the color, the more students we have on campus from that country.
Mines’ International Office hosts several events each year to celebrate the culture of our international students. Below you will find links to our Flickr page with photos from a few of these events. We hope you check them out and get involved in the future!
Asian Cultural Festival
Hosted by: The Society of Asian Engineers
Hosted by: The Indian Students Association
NSBE Cultural Night
Hosted by: The National Society of Black Engineers
Hosted by: All International Campus Organizations
Student Clubs and Organizations
Mines has over 200 student organizations you can get involved in such as: the Climbing Club, Equestrian Team, Pokéfans Club, Solar Decathlon Team and more. Our international students can also take comfort that we have clubs that promote diversity and may even represent their home country. Check out the list below and hop on over to the Student Activities website to browse all of our clubs.