Read some comments from former International Students involved in IBA.
"I could be talking about the usual stuff: the great atmosphere in and around football games, the beautiful campus, the very competent teaching staff, the always sunny Texan weather, the AWESOME Mexican food, I could go on for pages….
But I think the thing that stuck to me most is the strong bond between a lot of the exchange/international students. There wasn’t one weekend where we as an international group (30-50 people) didn’t do something together, weekend trips to Austin or Dallas, going to Northgate, movie nights, tailgates and football games or just playing flag football. I think its safe to say, that I met people in this group that I will never forget, and some I would even call friends for life. There can´t be anything better than that.
I still feel like an aggie, and I think, that won´t change too much. The strong connection you instantly build to Texas A&M, “Aggieland” and all the values of being an Aggie stay with you, wherever you go. For a European student, at first it might feel weird, but just go with it, and you will have the time of your life. Being an Aggie is not “living for learning, but to learning for life!"
"I am a consultant in organizational change now! I have just been hired and I must say that the only useful class I took in my entire academic career was at Mays Business School! It was organizational change, a management class!
My best memory about my exchange is the PEOPLE! I think the international group was the best thing! I also loved Texas (the sun, the way of life, the cowboys, the food— I am French and I said that), Texas A&M (the spirit, the Aggies, the football team, the songs we sang...). I loved celebrating Thanksgiving for the first time of my life, I loved going to the Foundation every two days and then to McDonalds! The people I met made everything special!"
"True American college feeling as the town consist of 90% students. Sports are important and the Aggie spirit is apparent everyday, thus makes you proud to be an Aggie. Now I am a Management and Marketing Coordinator in an International Shipping company."
"I would forever cherish the enriching experiences that I enjoyed as an international exchange student during the fall semester of 2013 at Texas A&M University! While I was left awestruck by the grandeur, quality of education and robustness of student services delivered by the university, it was the warmth and affection of the associates at the International Business Association that made me an Aggie forever! "