Life on campus has been interesting for Marika. "I have never lived on campus before," she said. "Therefore, i didn't know what to expect, or how the clusters, dining hall, and other facilities would look like." Marika has been occupying herself with studies, participating in founding a new club at UC, and getting acquainted with the cultural background of both international and American students.
According to Marika, there are many cultural differences between students here and in Georgia. The worldview of most students is something that differs very much from her Georgian peers. "It's been very interesting to see and learn about other approaches to different things," she said. "But at the same time, it's been quite challenging to adapt my understanding of certain things with the American way of thinking."
Another thing that she has noticed, is that most of the American students tend not to be that much interested in going oversees as people from other countries. However, Marika feels that she has made some really good friends here to whom she has been able to teach many new things of her world back home.
|Marika in Strebel Lounge|
Written by Nora