Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Life at Douglas College about more than academics for student from Brazil

                                                                  David Denofreo Photo
There’s no question that moving to a new country can be challenging. When Rodrigo Meirelles De Oliveira first came to Douglas, he missed his home in Brazil. But after taking part in a new student orientation, he realized what he needed to do—get involved.

A Commerce and Business student, Rodrigo volunteered as a student orientation leader and landed a job on campus helping new students. His message for new international students is simple: “Get out of your comfort zone and meet people.”

He says having a social circle is important. “If you’re facing problems or need help studying, those people are there to support you.” With plenty of fun events at Douglas, Rodrigo says there are many ways to make new friends. “What I really like about Douglas is that there is a focus on the importance of student life, not just academics.”

Learn more about the Commerce and Business Administration programs on the Douglas College website.