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International Perspectives: Alfred Rwagaju

— by on January 26th, 2016

“I prefer small classes where I’m closely guided by a professor, which is what W&L is good at. The school has got a good number of opportunities for students, and also its financial aid is great.”

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Alfred Rwagaju ’18
Physics-Engineering Major
Computer Science and Mathematics Minor
Kigali, Rwanda

What are you involved in here on campus?

I am currently president of the African Society club and a member of SAIL, and I was a summer research scholar last summer with the physics-engineering department.

Talk a bit about your prior study abroad experience.

I’m already studying abroad here in the US, where I have been exposed to a new culture. It is always interesting to experience and learn how other people interact with the environment.

Next year, I will be studying in The University of Melbourne, Australia, where I will be taking more classes related to my major. This will be a big adjustment for me since I will be experiencing new culture, but I’m always ready to take on new adventures and challenge myself.

What brought you to Washington and Lee?

I prefer small classes where I’m closely guided by a professor, which is what W&L is good at. The school has got a good number of opportunities for students, and also its financial aid is great.

What has been most surprising about W&L and Lexington so far?

Taking an exam or a test without being closely supervised by a professor!

Favorite Class?

I do like all my classes, although they are challenging. I have taken Global History with Professor Tallie, which was really fascinating and interesting to learn. Not only do you learn histories of different parts of the globe, but you also learn about the interconnections between these histories and how they diversify most societies.