WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:12.000 music 00:00:12.000 --> 00:00:20.000 Hello everyone welcome to the campus of Western Oregon University. I'm Penny an education major here. 00:00:20.000 --> 00:00:24.000 And I'm Klaus. I'm a visual communication design major. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:30.000 We are here today to tell you more about this public university located in Monmouth, Oregon, 00:00:30.000 --> 00:00:36.000 and to explain why we chose here to study our undergraduate and graduate degrees. 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:41.000 I'm in the lobby of the Richard Woodcock Education Center. 00:00:41.000 --> 00:00:46.000 This is the new headquarters of the college of education. 00:00:46.000 --> 00:00:53.000 As you can see it's an open, inviting space with smart classrooms and learning labs. 00:00:53.000 --> 00:00:60.000 music 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:05.000 One of my favorite areas in the building in the second floor commons. 00:01:05.000 --> 00:01:09.000 This is where I like to meet with friends and study. 00:01:09.000 --> 00:01:15.000 This term for my classes I'm taking one online course and one hybrid course. 00:01:15.000 --> 00:01:20.000 The online one is ED 611 which is about theory writing. 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:24.000 And the hybrid one is ED 637. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:29.000 It's a STEM course about how to teach technology in the classroom. 00:01:29.000 --> 00:01:38.000 I decided to come to Western to major in education because Western has an excellent reputation for its education major. 00:01:38.000 --> 00:01:46.000 And also it's easy for me because it's a middle size university to get in touch with my professors and my classmates. 00:01:46.000 --> 00:01:53.000 When I'm not studying I enjoy working a part time job in the International Office as a student assistant. 00:01:53.000 --> 00:01:57.000 I answer the phone. I make the appointments for the students. 00:01:57.000 --> 00:01:63.000 Also I help students to answer their questions when they come into the office. 00:02:03.000 --> 00:02:08.000 My career goal is to become a dual language teacher in an elementary school. 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:14.000 I am taking my Master's degree now, and also I will get my teaching license from Western. 00:02:14.000 --> 00:02:18.000 All of this will help me to find a good job in the future. 00:02:18.000 --> 00:02:25.000 I would recommend other international students to attend Western because I feel safe to walk around on campus 00:02:25.000 --> 00:02:29.000 and it's a really beautiful area. Everybody's really friendly here. 00:02:29.000 --> 00:02:37.000 music 00:02:37.000 --> 00:02:46.000 I chose to come to Western because they have professional equipment and technology to back up all we need during our study here. 00:02:46.000 --> 00:02:50.000 For this term one of my classes for my degree is typography. 00:02:50.000 --> 00:02:53.000 I learn layout and type design in this class. 00:02:53.000 --> 00:02:60.000 And in today's class I brought my assignment. And one word that I love the most is the word dizzy. 00:03:00.000 --> 00:03:05.000 I designed it in a visual way to make people look at this as dizzy, but not literally. 00:03:05.000 --> 00:03:15.000 What I like the best about our faculty is that they are available for us to talk to them during office hours or even before class. 00:03:15.000 --> 00:03:22.000 On campus it's easy to meet all the professors or even talk with the president of the university. 00:03:22.000 --> 00:03:28.000 Besides studying I really enjoy going to workout in the Health and Wellness Center. 00:03:28.000 --> 00:03:33.000 They have all kinds of facilities to help you achieve your fitness goals, 00:03:33.000 --> 00:03:40.000 such as rock climbing, weight lifting, cardio area, and also indoor swimming pool and basketball court. 00:03:40.000 --> 00:03:45.000 My career goal is to become an outstanding graphic designer. 00:03:45.000 --> 00:03:49.000 I have learned a lot of practical knowledge here from many different classes. 00:03:49.000 --> 00:03:54.000 I believe those skills will have a great impact on my future. 00:03:54.000 --> 00:03:63.000 I would recommend Western to other international students not only because of its advanced facilities but also its outstanding teaching methods. 00:04:03.000 --> 00:04:07.000 So far our experience at Western Oregon University has been wonderful 00:04:07.000 --> 00:04:10.000 and the facilities and professors here are really professional. 00:04:10.000 --> 00:04:13.000 Yeah, totally great and they are really helpful. 00:04:13.000 --> 00:04:19.000 The staff and the faculty they really care about our success and they make us feel at home. 00:04:19.000 --> 00:04:25.000 Hello my name is Rex Fuller and I'm president of Western Oregon University. I encourage you to follow your dreams 00:04:25.000 --> 00:04:31.000 whether it's to be an educator, graphic designer, or creative artist, Western is here to support you in that journey. 00:04:31.000 --> 00:04:36.000 Western also values diversity and I look forward to seeing you on campus in the fall. Thank you. 00:04:36.000 --> 00:04:48.000 music