Han

Life at BSU

Studying at BSU as an international student has many advantages. First we have International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), which provides a lot of things that makes studying at BSU easier. Second, BSU has second language services for improving our English. Third, we have many culture clubs that we can join and experience different cultures and meet many international friends. And if you like to participate sports, you can join the sports clubs and work out in the Tinsely center.  Fourth, Bridgewater is a small city which makes it difficult for international students to find food from their country but it is very easy to take the train to Boston (one of the biggest cities in the US). Fifth, as an athletic training student, experiencing a variety of sports is really important for us. Boston has all popular sports teams (Basketball, baseball, football, soccer, ice hockey) and they play every seasons, so you can enjoy these sports without break.

 The Athletic Training Program

Fortunately, our program’s faculty has had many international students so far so they have experience on how to help us (e.g. help studying without difficulties). The Athletic Training Program has a variety clinical experience placement opportunities with Division 1 to 3 colleges, high schools, hospital, professional sports teams and rehabilitation centers which is very important for my education experience.

Jeong  

Before BSU

I had to take TOEFL and the GRE test. After I got the scores I needed, I took a physiology class as a pre- requisite course in my home country while I worked at a badminton club as a freelancer instructor to make a tuition. 

Life at BSU

Boston is close to Bridgewater so I often go to there to see beautiful architecture and scenery to relax and deal with stress. Also, I go to the school library to study which provides me with cozy and quiet atmosphere. As I am a sensitive person, the library is very helpful for me because I am able to focus on my stuff.  Also, sometimes, I take part in a badminton club. I made many friends who have interesting majors and jobs.  I am impressed and motivated by my classmates. They are passionate and professional about what they do.

The Athletic Training Program 

I am learning from a well-rounded and ordered program with experienced faculty. I apply my knowledge in the field and/or athletes with evidence-based practice. Moreover, I have a lot of opportunities for clinical practice with various sports teams in diverse schools and clinic centers. 

Muk

Life at BSU

I am enjoying Asian food here.  

My favorite Asian foods restaurant and super market for prospective students:

Lee

Before BSU

I asked a senior who had graduated from BSU for advice.

Life at BSU

I live with an elderly American couple in Bridgewater, a quiet town with a nice neighborhood. I make Korean food with my friends which is cheap and delicious. I am very active; working out at the fitness center and playing soccer with my American friends on Sunday afternoon as part of the Indoor Soccer League. I like watching Red Sox and Patriot games and shopping at the Wrentham Premium Outlets.

Yuko  

Before BSU

I graduated from the BSU AT program in 2016. Before I enrolled at BSU, I had worked as a nurse for three years in Japan.

Life at BSU

Bridgewater is a small town, but you can find countless opportunities there.

The Athletic Training Program 

The faculty are all well-experienced professors and very good mentors. I am sure I could not have succeeded in learning Athletic Training profession without their support. Firstly and most importantly, what makes our program prominent are the variety of clinical sites. I learned a lot from my preceptors from each of these sites. Taking care of D1 football players and hundreds of high school athletes sometimes required totally different solutions. Moreover, I was honored to have unique experiences outside of school, such as volunteering in the Boston Marathon and presenting a research project in France as a Graduate Research Assistant. This academic journey was literally a life-changing experience for not only my career, but my life as well.

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