Multiple transfer offers to study Art in the US
Minkyung Kim from South Korea began her degree with Kings at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities, and has received transfer offers to several Top 50 and Top 100 US universities.
Hi Minkyung. What made you pursue a college degree in the United States?
I wanted to pursue a college degree in the United States because I thought it would help enhance my career in art. It has been exciting for me to gain new perspectives and meet new people.
What major are you interested in, and why?
I am studying Art; I am interested because I am passionate about it and it makes me happy.
What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation, I would like to work for a company as a designer in California. My dream location is Silicon Valley.
Why did you choose to study at Kings at UWO–Fox Cities?
I chose to study at Kings in Wisconsin because of the personalized support they offer students. The campus community allows me to connect with my professors and friends very easily. It has been a great place to experience American culture because it is very accessible.
What is your favorite class, and what class do you find more challenging?
I love all my Art classes! The professor is great person and an amazing teacher.
For me Economics has been the most challenging course because there is a lot of information for me to learn in a short amount of time.
Where are you going to transfer? How did Kings staff guide you through the process?
So far, I have been accepted to University of California, Davis; UC San Diego; UC Santa Cruz; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; University of Wisconsin–Madison; University of Georgia. I am thinking I will go to UC San Diego.
Kings staff have been very helpful in guiding me through the transfer process. My Progression Advisor helped me write organized essays. Whenever I had any issues with my transfer applications, she helped me reach out to my target schools to resolve the problem. In general, she helped me navigate the transfer process.
Have there been any difficulties with classes or life in general? What kind of assistance did you get from Kings?
I don't have a car here so it is difficult for me to travel. Kings has helped me by providing me with transportation around Appleton. They have also organized trips to places like UW–Madison and Chicago.
Which student activity did you enjoy the most?
Every semester, UW–Fox Valley puts on an international student event. I enjoy going to this event because it is fun to share my culture and a great opportunity to experience cultures other than my own.
What is your favorite part of living in Appleton/ Menasha?
It is a very peaceful place to live.