Meet Julia Lawant
Why did you choose Gustavus?
Gustavus provides a safe environment for students who are here on their own. I felt completely comfortable being here even though I had no family close to me.
What makes Gustavus unique for you?
Everyone is welcoming, including teachers, students, and staff.
What activities have you been involved in at Gustavus that have been the most rewarding?
The Investment club was a great experience for me. I learned how the market place worked and I acquired skills that will be useful for the rest of my life.
How do you interact with your professors outside the classroom?
Professors at Gustavus are extremely helpful and understanding with International Students. They have always understood English is not my first language and agreed to work with me to overcome whatever challenges I might be facing.
What is your favorite food in the Marketplace?
Hot fudge chocolate cake.
What advice would you give to prospective Gusties?
Gustavus is a great community to be a part of. Do not hesitate to visit before making a final decision. The campus is both beautiful and peaceful.
What has surprised you about life at Gustavus?
Life at Gustavus is extremely rewarding. The connections I've made with both teachers and students will last a lifetime.