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Transferring to CUNY to major in Psychology

2 June, 2017

Ulzhan Mukasheva from Kazakhstan has spent two years with Kings Education at Concordia College, and recently received an offer to transfer to Hunter College, CUNY, in New York City. We spoke with her about her experience studying in the U.S.

Hi Ulzhan. Where are you from and what made you come to study in the U.S.?
I am from Almaty, Kazakhstan. I decided to come to the U.S. because I studied in an international school back home. All of my professors were from the U.S. therefore that made me want to come here.

What did you like about studying at Concordia College?
It is a small college with nice people. I really like the Psychology program and the professors. I like the location — it’s in New York, and 30 minutes away from Manhattan. The campus is really beautiful.

How did your Concordia courses help you increase your academic skills?
I got a chance in my freshman year to study the 100 level courses I had to take in this college. That helped me understand what I want to do in the future, after studying different subjects like Humanities, Religion, etc. The Psychology courses were really informative and helped me to understand what sphere of Psychology I want to specialize in. It’s a broad topic.

What is your major?
My major is Psychology. I just like studying about people and why they do what they do. It’s really interesting.

Where are you going to transfer to?
I am transferring to Hunter College. I have always wanted to study in Manhattan. All of my friends attend this college and I think it’s a nice opportunity to study at CUNY.

How did Kings help you with your transfer applications?
My advisor helped me with the whole application process — to find good schools, to write a personal essay. They helped me with the whole transfer process really.

Any words of advice to other students who want to study in the U.S.?
Make sure where you study has advantages. See all the sites you can, visit museums, see shows. Enhance yourself culturally, especially if you are near a big city.