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November 1, 2013
Fall 2013 visiting exchange student talks about his experience at CSU and his home campus.
"I am a second year student studying mathematics at Keele University in Stoke-on-Trent, England. I chose to participate in the exchange program with Colorado State University this fall 2013 semester, because I was impressed with various aspects of the university, including the courses offered in my major and the proximity to the Rocky Mountains. I am a keen hiker and look forward to exploring this natural phenomenon this semester. I am also excited about living in the city of Fort Collins and exploring the city of Denver, as these areas greatly contrast with the small nature of Keele University's campus."
"While it is the differences in the university size and potential for learning that drew me to CSU, I am still proud of my home institution. Keele is a relatively small university that punches well above its weight. It is a very unique place because it has the largest campus area of any UK university but still has one of the smallest student populations, so there are a lot of places on campus to explore without feeling overcrowded. A unique experience that I have had since being on the CSU campus is meeting up with Michael Knapp, a CSU student who spent the 2012-2013 academic year as an exchange student at Keele University. I met Michael last year at Keele. We were able to meet up here in Fort Collins for lunch and share memories about Keele. For example, around the Keele area we have a traditional British Market Town, Alton Towers Theme Park and even a Monkey Forest. The best bit about Keele is that it is just one bus journey away from the Rail Station. Using the train, you can easily visit many famous British cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and even London! This is vastly different from the public transportation systems here in Fort Collins."
Contact: Aimee Jones