SABA–Esmeralda Johnson, a Saba student studying at Lindenwood University in Missouri, recently held an information session about her university on Saba for interested parents and students. At the session were Commissioner of Education Bruce Zagers, Island Secretary Tim Muller, Form 4 students of Saba Comprehensive School, their parents, and teachers. Johnson is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with an emphasis in actuarial science. She is the first and only Saban at this school yet managed to get the Saba flag hanging with the many others that represent the student body of the university. She also personally met with the school’s president and his wife.
The Lindenwood junior elaborated on the topics of Health and Wellness, Admissions, Housing, Athletics Programme and dining options. The University, located 30 minutes away from the city of St. Louis, has a 25 to 1 student to teacher ratio, which creates a more personal learning environment for students. There are also opportunities for international students to work on campus.
Her advice to the students was to start their research one year before they graduate and apply to multiple schools. Parents were encouraged to do the research with their children as well.
Commissioner Zagers also added to the presentation and spoke about his impression of Lindenwood University. He started by expressing how impressed he was with the school. How it gave him a familiar feeling, filled with friendly people, well maintained and of the opportunities in place for international students. Currently, 831 international students from 93 countries chose Lindenwood University to meet their educational needs.
Commissioner Zagers stated that even though Flagler University has his heart, which is where he attended school, if any of his children wanted to attend Lindenwood University, he would be happy to send them there.
He mentioned of the agreement that he signed with Lindenwood University that grants Saban students US $7,760 per academic year, which makes Lindenwood University one of the most affordable for students wishing to study there.
Commissioner expressed his appreciation to Jeff Johnson for making the connections with Lindenwood and encouraged students and parents to look into the possibilities of this university.
Anyone interested in learning more about Lindenwood University can find more information at the Saba Comprehensive School guidance counsellor’s office.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/66672-lindenwood-university-holds-session-on-saba