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Nebraska continues to be counted among the top universities in the nation. In rankings and ratings, Nebraska was named among the nation’s best universities by Princeton Review; a Best Buy university by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018; as one of the safest college communities by the National Council for Home Safety and Security; and a best institution for technology transfer by the Milken Institute. Nebraska is recognized as a top tier public research university in the U.S. and has a tradition of steadfast commitment to innovation and collaboration. In fact, the QS World Rankings marks Nebraska among the top (39) for Agriculture and Forestry studies and research.

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UNL ranks as one of the safest communities by the National Council for Home Safety and Security

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Lincoln ranks #8 on the best cities of the US for young people

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Lincoln named a top travel destination for 2017

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UNL ranks #39 in the world for Agriculture and Forestry studies and research

Where Your Dream Begins

Zifan (Stefan) Kang is a second-year finance and actuarial science major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, originally from China. Thanks to the International Welcome Team, Kang had a smooth transition to the U.S. and now works for the team. In his experience at UNL, he's started on the path to making his dreams come true.

“To you, who may come to study, work & live in Lincoln, Nebraska; who have crossed the ocean to be here, to chase your dream and to find new adventures: [UNL] is where your dream begins.” – Zifan Kang

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Opening New Doors

Marketa Podebradska, originally from Prague, Czech Republic, is a student in the School of Natural Resources with a specialization in climatology. During her undergraduate degree, Marketa attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln while on the Robitschek Scholarship and discovered a new culture and new friends that she fell in love with. After winning the Dean's award for her undergraduate thesis, she completed a summer job and returned to UNL as a graduate student with funding for her degree.

"I would definitely recommend to come study at a university in America, especially at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln." – Marketa Podebradska

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Prepared for the Future

Felipe Alves came to Nebraska from Brazil with weak English skills. However, through the Intenstive English Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he gained the skills he needed to be successful in courses and post-graduation. After enjoying the comraderie and academic diversity of students at UNL, Felipe graduated and accepted a job in Nebraska.

"It was amazing; professors and students alike were incredibly helpful. Here, students are not separated by discipline...  but instead, they can take classes in any field regardless of major. As a result, you end up making friends with people from different backgrounds." – Felipe Alves

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Faculty who Support You

Yoonhee Kim was not familiar with Nebraska when she left her home in South Korea to earn her LL.M. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law. However, she was impressed by the fantastic support the faculty offered to her. Thanks to their assistance, Yoonhee was able to graduate and is now preparing for the bar exam next year. 

"I have grown a lot while studying at [UNL]. The professors were very kind and they encouraged me in my studies. They spent a lot of time answering my questions in person... I graduated thanks to their assistance." – Yoonhee Kim

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Community Beyond the Classroom

After his experience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Asim Al Dhahri from Oman knows just the advice to give to incoming students: join the community. From his membership in student organizations and the student government, Asim learned the value of getting involved and giving back to the community. And whenever he had a question, Asim found all he had to do was ask; UNL had plenty of online resources and staff members to assist him.

"You'll meet new people, see their attitudes towards life, and experience the mentality of people from different cultural backgrounds [at UNL]." – Asim Al Dhahri

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