Hawks International

International Students Blog

The international students here at Roger Williams come from all over the world to be a part of our campus community. With close to 40 countries, all six inhabited continents, and spanning almost all of our majors, chances are that you will find someone with an international background almost everywhere on campus! They are here to share their stories, both in and outside of the classroom, as they move towards graduation here in Bristol. Keep checking back as new posts will update regularly!

  • Singapore

    A Well Balanced Summer

    Ashwini Puralasamy

    For part of the summer, I stayed on campus to take two classes during the first summer session because I wanted to get some credits out of the way. I found both my classes to be more relaxing than the

  • Social Media

    Access to Social Media

    Bill Abbate

    In recent months, The U.S. State Department began requiring access to social media for most F-1 student visa applicants. This new requirement has recently become a point of controversy for a Harvard

  • Market in Dudley Square, Boston

    Staying Sharp Over the Summer

    Elizabeth Alcantara 

    Hello again! Time really flies by when you’re doing what you love. It’s been a year since I started my journey as an architecture student here at Roger Williams. Without doubts, first year was

  • President with students

    Welcome Back

    Bill Abbate

    Welcome Back to all of our students as we head into the next academic year! We recently welcomed our new international students from around the world as they arrived on campus for the start of classes

  • Money

    A little pocket money

    Samir Quintero

    Getting Your SSN Card and a Job During your time as an international student in the United States, you may decide you want to get a job; whether it is to lighten the cost of your tuition, gain some

  • Library

    Wrapping Up My First Semester

    Erica Moore

    Hi, I’m Erica Moore and I’m about to finish my first semester here at RWU. These past four months have been an emotional roller-coaster for many reasons. Adjusting to the US system coming from another

  • My First Snowfall

    Elizabeth Alcantara

    Growing up, I never saw snow. I come from an island where you can wear shorts all year long. The closest to cold I experienced before coming to Roger Williams was probably 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10

  • Psyched to be in Bristol

    Erica Moore

    Hi! I’m Erica Moore, and I’m a student at RWU, majoring in psychology with a minor in biology. It might be shocking to know that, as a freshman, I already decided to add a minor the first year of

  • A Footballer from Bermuda!

    Matthew Bacon

    Hey Hawks, I am Matthew Bacon and I am from a small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda! Growing up in Bermuda was similar but very different than living in the USA as the community is