Estudiar en salones que acompañan un frondoso bosque es una de las atracciones visuales que más recuerdo de Aquinas; caminar desde el dormitorio hacia la cafetería o el gimnasio cruzando un riachuelo, viendo árboles que viven las cuatro estaciones y disfrutando el día a día de una gran población de ardillas, no se observa todos los días. Muchos estudiantes en Aquinas tienen un gran interés en conocer gente de diversas culturas y lugares del mundo; todo esto hizo mis años de estudio en Aquinas College una experiencia agradable.
Aquinas College was my first experience at a liberal arts school. It was interesting to follow a curriculum where the emphasis on humanities was a priority, and part of Aquinas’ mission: to educate well-rounded individuals with a global perspective.
I could always see the faculty-student direct approach in every class. The instructors were always looking after the students’ personal progress, while at the same time encouraging them to become the authors of their own development and success, with Aquinas’ resources always there to help them. This is an institution that, even though small, has a big commitment with the environment and with the nature; proof is this were a number of on-campus activities with the objective of transmitting, through faculty, students and Aquinas itself, that it is our duty to make our planet a sustainable system.
Studying in classrooms next to a great forest was one of the best visuals I have from Aquinas; walking from my room to the cafeteria or the gym while crossing a creek, witnessing trees go through all four seasons and watching a not-so-small population of squirrels’ everyday activities is not something you can find everywhere. Many students at Aquinas were very interested in knowing people coming from different places, with different cultures. All this made my years of study at Aquinas College a pleasant experience.