One thing that really made me grow in acquaintance with the Lafayette community are games, and brown bag lunches and dinners that I find really interesting. And of course, as every student, the presence of free food is a fun and welcome escape from the dining halls.
My classes this semester are Biology, Calculus, Cultural Anthropology and First Year Seminar: Ten ways to Know Nature. I like my cultural anthropology class because I always find myself with a unique perceptive and culture despite the loads of reading and writing assignments. We are currently reading “Americanah”, a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It illustrates the adjustment of a student from Nigeria when she first attends a US college. A really strange and funny fact is that the girl’s first real friend’s name is Samantha so is mine. I see myself so much in her and I enjoy discussing the book in class.
Outside class, I am involved in many clubs such as basketball club, Biology club, TEDx Lafayette, Lafayette Outdoor Society, and the International Students Association, to name a few. So far, I enjoy meeting with these clubs, either weekly for 15-30 minutes, or the longer, monthly meetings. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and meeting for lunch or dinner and hanging out in one of the residence halls with most International Students on campus. Other times, I am either working at my campus job, reading and doing homework and assignments in the library, going to seek help for Calculus through a program called Calculus Cavalry, or just in my room talking to my awesome roommate.
I am grateful for how everything is going so far and how gracefully I am adjusting to the new environment, food, people, classes, and culture. I am grateful that now I accepted the fact that I have to repeat everything I say because “Oh forgive me, it is because of your thick accent!”