SPOTLIGHT ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT MU
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of stories getting to know some of the international students attending Marshall University.
In August, between 150 and 200 international students from around the world will be arriving on Marshall University's campus, most to begin their undergraduate degrees.
They are being recruited by INTO University Partners, a London-based company that reached an agreement with Marshall in the fall to help grow the international student base.
Currently, there are about 450 international students in both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs who have a lot of positive things to say about their experience at Marshall and in Huntington.
JESUS MAFOUTA, 22
HOMETOWN: Paris, France
EDUCATION: Graduated with a business degree in France and is continuing his studies at Marshall as a member of the Thundering Herd soccer team..
STUDYING ABROAD: Was recruited by six different colleges, but decided on Marshall because of the connection he made with one of the coaches.
EXPERIENCE: My experience shows me I (made) the good choice, because I have all that I need. I'm excited for the new soccer complex.
ON MARSHALL: I am a student athlete so I have to give more and more, day after day, to help Marshall to be on the top ranking, to honor the history of this school.