Andhra University stands as one of the most prestigious institutions in Visakhapatnam and its students come not just from different parts of the country, but also the world. Here are conversations with four foreign students who have come here as a part of the Student Exchange Program. Hear them as they talk about their love for Andhra University and the city!
The Computer Genius
Chiranjeevi, a Computer Science Engineering student, is a fun-loving, intelligent chap from Nepal who is in love with Vizag.
Most enjoyable aspect of college
“The freedom given here is absolutely fantastic. It allows us to be on our own and thereby, enables us to grow in life.”
Favourite food in the city
“The Biryani at Paradise struck a chord with me right away.”
What do you like about Vizag?
“Vizagites are the best. They are truly amazing and generous.”
The Thrill Seeker
Mustafa, a student from Afghanistan pursuing studies in Electrical and Communications Engineering, is a big-time adventure enthusiast.
Favourite hangout spot
“I love hanging out at the RK beach and the Tenneti Park. These locales calm me down and provide the right atmosphere for my introspection.”
First experience in Vizag
“To be honest, it seemed very tough initially as everything here was new for me. But as time progressed, I made a lot of friends here who are now like family.”
“I love running along the stretch of the beach while listening to some nice music.”
The Tech-Savvy Guy
Hamza is a Kenyan student who is really excited about exploring the diverse cultures and traditions of India.
Funny classroom incident
“At the beginning of freshman year, an overly dressed classmate posed as a teacher and actually duped us into believing him.”
“I feel Visakhapatnam is a beautiful city that is filled with friendly and kind people.”
About Indian culture
“I have heard that India is home to many cultures and traditions. I am really looking forward to getting some first-hand experiences of these cultures and go back to my country with a truckload of memories.”
The Chess Freak
Santosh, who hails from Nepal, is someone who looks forth to experiencing different cultures at the University.
“We love celebrating the festivals together. Also, watching movies of different languages is something we all revel in.”
“Apart from playing Chess, I also keep trying my hand at cooking.”
Memorable bunking episode
“Once during the summer, I couldn’t bear the heat in the classroom and sneaked out to get a coke and chill myself.”