Sreynich Buth ( ប៊ុត ស្រីនិច្ច)
Hometown: Battambang, Cambodia
Major and School: Economics, Royal University of Law and Economics (Cambodia)
Class Year: 2016 (I already graduated, but I am a part of an exchange program here.)
Tell us about yourself: I am a quiet person, but I like making new friends. I am adventurous, and I enjoy experiencing new challenges because I believe it will make you a better person over time. I am a firm believer that life will be more beautiful when I taste everything, both soft and hard. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music in my free time. I love classical and romantic music. And my favorite American artist is Taylor Swift — I really love her voice, and she’s so beautiful.
Why did you choose to come to CBU? I got a one-year CBU Harpswell fellowship to study here, it’s an exchange program. I love CBU — it’s a school that brings the sense of livable community for diverse groups of people.
What are your involvements or clubs did you join at CBU? I have volunteered to do some activities with September of Service (SOS), a program worth working for. And recently, I got involved with (CBU SWAT) Students With Artistic Talents.
What advice do you have for new international students? I would tell them to try to get involved in a program or club to make friends and learn more about American culture. The CBU campus community made me feel so welcome when I arrived in the U.S.
What do you enjoy about being a Cambodian student at CBU? I love getting to know and learn from diverse people here, and I love to share my culture with them. I am the first person many CBU students have met from Cambodia. They love to ask me about my home. The food, the weather, and the culture is so different from the American way of life.
If CBU students visited Cambodia, where should they go? They should visit the Angkor Wat Temple (pictured above in background). It’s the largest religious monument in the world and many people used their hands and animals to build it.
What is your favorite class? I enjoy all the classes I am taking, but I prefer learning about Sustainability with Dr. Jordan. I would encourage all students to take this class, so they would understand more on how to make the world sustainable.
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