D.C student

“Finding pieces of home at Life U”


What made your first quarter at Life U so memorable?

The most important part was the way that the students helped each other. Even though we are studying for a D.C degree, all of the professors help you to maintain a good grade and are willing to help.

What surprised you during your first quarter at Life U?

I was really scared. Since I am not from here [originally from Puerto Rico], English isn’t my first language. I was very afraid of how I was going to communicate with people. So even though I was new to this place and this environment, I can pass through the hallways and always hear someone speaking Spanish.

So it made me feel more comfortable, that here we have a lot of Hispanic people, and people on campus have a lot of ways to help each other.

What led you to Life U?

I was studying Biology back home, and I was talking to a teacher there about what would be the next steps for my next opportunities. And he had a travel voucher for Life U, and after reading it a few times and searching online, I decided to come.

What advice would you give to a new or prospective Life U student? 

It’s important to organize yourself, have a calendar and an agenda. Take advantage of every opportunity you have. Visit clubs and do something besides only studying and staying with only the stuff you learn in class. Always read more; always ask more.



My 1st Quarter is a campaign featuring students reflecting on their 1st quarter of studies at Life University and why it was so special and unique. All University students (undergraduates, graduates and D.C.) are encouraged to share their experiences in order to help those in future incoming classes get a real-life glimpse of what they can expect as they start a new chapter of their education journeys at LIFE. If you would like to be featured or have a suggestion, email Marketing@life.edu.