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Sai Sathyanantha on an International Education

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For most, college is a strenuous yet exciting time: students often find themselves working through adversities and toward self-discovery. This adage cannot ring more truly for international students who must navigate through life in a foreign country while juggling the hardships that come with a college education. In this episode of the Study Space Podcast, we take a trip down memory lane with Sai Sathyanantha as he recounts both difficult and pleasant moments during his time at San Jose State University as an international student.

A man standing in an airport

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • (13:34-20:18) Sai’s education in Malaysia and acquiring English
  • (20:18-22:30) Considering universities in other foreign countries
  • (22:30-35:08) Application process for U.S. universities
  • (35:08-43:39) Disadvantages international students face that domestic students don’t
  • (43.39-53:00) Jobs, finances, and financial aid during university
  • (53:00-1:00:59) Adjusting to American culture
  • (1:00:59-1:06:42) Favorite American food
  • (1:06:42-1:17:39) Job/internship searching and graduate program applications as an international student
  • (1:17:39-1:31:00) Benefits of going to college far from home

Your hosts: David Chuong and Julian Vu

Featured guest: Sai Sathyanantha

Music: “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar is licensed under a Creative Commons License.