Category: Student Stories

A Leap of Faith: The University of Central Oklahoma is Home

A quick search on the internet will tell you that home is defined as the place where one lives permanently as a family member or household member. After typing the words “home definition” on Google, this definition was found. That being said, an overthinker like myself would ask the following question: “if we go by this definition, do we as humans have a home?” –By Prateek Shetty

The OVERLOOKED Minority: International Students

Hello Bronchos, I am Prash, the Future Broncho Ambassador for Nepal. I started my journey at UCO during the rise of COVID-19, and, unfortunately, things did not turn out to be as expected. People worldwide faced the consequences; financial difficulties, degrading health conditions, or emotional misery. Students were required to switch to virtual and online classes. They were getting less from their years of schooling as resources dissipated and interaction was limited. Some people started to cherish the small community and family around them. However, reaching out to other people you know became harder. Given the circumstances of COVID-19, most international students were flying back home. It was also a phase of struggle as moving through various airports became complicated due to continuous lockdowns. I managed to stay here as the lockdowns in Nepal were not friendly for traveling back home.

Anjali’s Tips to save money on Textbooks!

You did it! You’re finally about to start another (or your first semester) in college! With all the other expenses taken care of, textbooks might be the last thing on your list. Hello everyone, my name is Anjali and I major in Biomedical Sciences. Back in India, textbooks were pretty affordable, but universities in the United States are slightly different. You are responsible for not just one but multiple books and digital accesses per class and are expected to cover the costs of all these materials. The price tags of college textbooks are rising just as fast as tuition costs. On average, a student may spend over $200 on required materials for a single course and only use the book for one semester. Here are some of my tips to help you keep the cost down and be smart about your textbook use while attending the University of Central Oklahoma.

Journey Thus Far and Why I Took It

My name is Chidera Osajiand. I am a UCO junior with a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Psychology and Math. I wrote this blog to share the survival tips that helped me blend in at the University of Central Oklahoma.


International Students! Are you ready for your journey to the USA 🇺🇸?

Hello everyone!

I am Sandhra, an MBA (Master of Business Administration) student at UCO (University of Central Oklahoma). I come from the state called “the God’s Own Country,” Kerala in India. I went to the United States on February 1st, 2021, amidst the pandemic. My journey was not as easy and usual as it was before Covid-19. But proper planning and preparing myself for the trip helped me sit for a 24-hour flight without any chaos.

So, I am here to share my pre-departure checklist and explain how I prepared to pack up to move to another country for my studies. The primary thing to always have is your documents and I.D.s such as passport, I-20, etc.