Hi, my name is Carlene Sluberski and I am a second year Kinesiology student at Brock. I am from Fredonia, NY, which is just a short trip across the border.
Before studying at Brock, I attended Northern Michigan University where I wrestled at the Olympic Education Center. After the program lost funding and closed, I didn't want to wrestle anymore, but my high school coach talked me into giving Brock a chance. Despite my best efforts to hate it, I absolutely love it here.
While I originally chose Brock solely based on its wrestling team, I also found a program that truly interests me. Whether it's at practice or in the classroom, I have found nothing but support and encouragement from every angle. Although transferring to a new university not knowing anyone was difficult, everyone was so friendly and welcoming that it didn't take long for me to feel at home.
My advice for any international students coming to Brock would be to get involved and participate in some sort of sport or club offered here. Whether it's doing something you love or trying something completely new, it's a great way to meet new people and make friends.