International Student Profiles
One simple image drew Sabastian Mugazambi to Carleton: A college recruitment poster featuring Skinner Memorial Chapel.
A high school counselor’s recommendation that Avery Cheng check out a small liberal arts college in Northfield didn’t pan out quite as she expected.
How does a kid from Chittagong, Bangladesh end up in Northfield? He spends a year in the even smaller town of New London, Wisconsin, of course.
Surprisingly enough, Melanie Xu chose Carleton because of the weather. The Hangzhou, China native wanted to be surrounded by snow -- though she quickly learned that winter isn’t just a passing fad in Minnesota.
Though she still isn’t sold on Frisbee and bland Midwestern cuisine, Carleton quickly became a “second home” to Hiyanthi Peiris of Sri Lanka.