Hello, my name is Valon and I am an international student from Kosovo. I am a senior double-majoring in Finance and Business Economics, with a minor in Mathematics.
I chose the University of Arizona because of its outstanding environment in terms of academics, campus life, and scholarship opportunities offered for international students. Being part of the University of Arizona is a distinctive experience.
The University of Arizona offers a variety of activities that allow students to get involved on campus. Throughout my college experience, I have been involved in extracurricular activities with different clubs. I was also privileged enough to work on different research projects with distinguished faculty members. During my sophomore year, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a few very good friends, and start a non-profit organization called “Eid for Joy,” whose mission is to deliver toys and happiness among underprivileged children in Tucson.
Tucson is well-known for its incredible sunsets, and mountainous outskirts surrounding the city. My favorite places to hike include Sabino Canyon and Tucson Mountain Park.