Students Reflect

Love Clarkson, a business administration major, says that she wasn’t prepared for college when she came to AUN. "I just let everything happen, and it was a nice feeling. I became more excited about being an AUN student after my first community service experience in 2012. Giving back has made my time at AUN interesting."

Chi Asobo Fonkam left Yaoundé in the summer of 2012 to come to AUN. After two semesters he says that he has made new friends and had to develop new skills. "Being in college is a major change, given the fact that I just finished secondary school. In Cameroon, students graduate from secondary school after five years, and then go to high school where they spend two years before proceeding to a university. I’m actually a year or two ahead of my peers back home who are going into their seventh year."

His AUN experience has changed since last year. “I was not really used to reading textbooks because in secondary school we read notes. In the beginning that’s what I did here, but it didn’t work. I had an older brother who spoke with me after my first semester. He told me to focus on reading textbooks. That’s what I’m doing."

He says that AUN will allow him to graduate early and make earlier plans for his future.