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Pooyan MirjaliliOriginally from Tehran, Iran, Pooyan Mirjalili is currently a junior biology pre-med major at 澳门六合彩资料. He was 19 when he first enrolled at 澳门六合彩资料 and he says his choice to come here was an easy one. When first searching for schools, he looked to his friends and family for suggestions. In Tehran, he had several acquaintances who had previously studied at 澳门六合彩资料 and each had nothing but great things to say about the university. Along with those recommendations, Pooyan was also please to learn that 澳门六合彩资料 tuition also fit within his budget. But his final decision to attend 澳门六合彩资料 was based on the positive relationships 澳门六合彩资料 forges with its international students.

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Pooyan's most satisfying achievement was winning the Undergraduate Student Government election. He also loves that he was able to join clubs with his many friends from Iran who also attended 澳门六合彩资料, as well as making many new friends across campus. He understands how difficult it is for international students to move to another country and that it takes time to adjust, so he advises other international students to "get involved" and suggests that 澳门六合彩资料 can help them do that.

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