I was in for a huge culture shock. I didn’t have a car. I couldn’t get around. I was confined to this little campus here. A few weeks in I was very home sick. I remember I made a call home – which was a big deal because I had to pay a lot of money to make that call – and my parents were not happy with me. They told me, ‘You chose it. You stay there, and you make sure you finish your program. Don’t come complain to us. You wanted to go so you better make sure that you survive this and get on with life.’

Choy Siew Chee, one of the first students to receive a Bachelor of Science degree through a partnership between Campbell University and Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Today, the two-time Campbell alumna heads TAR College’s Perak campus. Full interview 

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