Student of the Month: Amanda Teo, Malaysia
By Amanda Teo, March 28, 2018
"Hi, my name is Amanda, and I’m from Malaysia.
I’m taking biomedical science as my pre-med major.
"I was researching where to study and found that the United States has a really advanced medical science program, and also they focus on academics and outside activities at the same time, so I thought that was a really good match for me.
"After that, I found out about Green River. I come from a middle income family, so cost was one of the main things that really impacted my decision I chose Green River because of the affordable cost, and also because they have a really strong academic advising program.
"There are so many things that I like about Green River. One of the main things is the diversity. You can meet people from all around the world. Growing up in a diverse community in Malaysia - we have three main races - I took it for granted, you could say. Because growing up, I never really thought it was important, until I came here, and I was able to converse with other people such as Indonesians and Chinese, because I grew up speaking Malay, which is similar to Indonesian and Mandarin.
"The second thing I like about Green River is the advising program. When I was writing my personal statement, my advisor went the extra mile to help me. At Green River College, they have an appointment system where you have to sign up online, and it was full. My advisor was willing to help me by putting any time slot he had left for me to help me and work with me on my personal statement for transfer.
"I got into University of Buffalo, and I’m waiting for two more schools, and then I’ll decide where to go next.
"I’m happy with the University of Buffalo. I fell in love with that school because similar to Green River - they have a really strong international program, and they have strong advising, and most importantly, they have strong academics for my major, biomedical science.
"I would definitely recommend Green River to my friends because of the experience here - and there are so many opportunities - scholarships, job opportunities, and club activities - I feel like, with Green River, there’s no limitation. You can even start your own club if you don’t find anything that interests you. So, I would definitely recommend Green River to my friends.
"You can find a lot of opportunities here at Green River. Anything that you like, or anything that interests you, you can definitely find something here if you try and put yourself out there."