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Thoughts from current international students, alumni, and parents

We asked a few current students, recent alumni, and parents of international students to share their experiences and advice with prospective students (and their parents!) from around the world. Here are their stories.

Juan M. Sucre '16

Juan M. SucreJuan was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and before coming to SLC he lived in Monterrey, Mexico, London, England, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Madrid, Spain. At SLC, he concentrates in international relations and social sciences.

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Niyonta Nahia Chowdhury '15

Niyonta ChowdhuryNiyonta hails from Bangladesh and is studying theater, computer science, neuropsychology, film writing, and music.

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Shiyuan He '15

Shiyuan HeShiyuan came to SLC from China and is studying creative writing and literature, while considering a foray into visual arts and psychology.

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Zhiyan Yang '13

Zhiyan YangZhiyan lived for 20 years in Hangzhou and Shanghai, China, before coming to Sarah Lawrence College. A brand new graduate, he concentrated in art history and cultural anthropology while here.

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Teresa Phiri '13

Teresa Phiri '13Teresa was born in Malawi, raised in Mozambique, and graduated high school in Swaziland. At SLC, she concentrates in economics and political science.

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Shivani Mehta '13 

Shivani MehtaShivani, a native of Mumbai, India, is studying psychology and French, and enjoying the proximity of New York City.

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Fanni Gabor '12

Fanni GaborFanni was born in Hungary and is studying sociology, art history, writing, and German.

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Luis A. Lei '12

Luis LeiLuis was born in Argentina to Chinese parents, lived in China for three years, and then returned to Argentina. Now he's enjoying all that SLC and NYC have to offer.

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Mariam Sandhu, Parent

Luis LeiMariam lives in Dubai and is the parent of Noor Sandhu '11.

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Arij Al Khedery, Parent

Arij lives in Lebanon and is the parent of Nour El Rayes '13 and Sammy El Rayes '16.

Meet Arij»

Meet Shirley Be, International Student Adviser

Shirley BeMany international students meet Shirley Be in their home countries when she visits their schools to talk about Sarah Lawrence. Shirley reads applications from all international students and conducts interviews, many by Skype. Once enrolled, Shirley becomes each international student’s adviser. She processes immigration documents, conducts orientation sessions, and does day-to-day advising. Applicants can reach Shirley at