The Non-Immigrant Student

The Non-Immigrant Student

The Non-Immigrant Student podcast is an audio journal of my grad-school journey in the United States of America.It is an inspirational podcast that seeks to encourage and provide guidance to other non-immigrant students across the globe on how to live their best lives while fulfilling their Study Abroad dreams. My stories reveal the hacks, tips, and tricks I have learned while on this journey and I honestly believe that ''If I can do it, you can do it too!''So excited to have you with me on this journey, Welcome!

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November 30, 2021 31 min

...It’s one thing to admit it and admit it openly but a whole ‘nother thing to put a label on it. I have now put a label on it. My time at Cornell has been tough. I have struggled and I’m almost coming out on top, still alive and gasping for breath but I made it. Graduation is around the corner; I still have a lot of questions but now I know that I would rather be at Hollywood than at..... I would rather be on TV than in front of i...

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Happy Labor Weekend guys!

This one's for my prospective undergraduate friends/audience planning to study at a College or University in USA!

Fath' Ma Marcelah is a sophomore from Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo majoring in Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. In her spare time, she loves to design and enjoys dancing.

Daniel Idakwoji is a sophomore from Abuja,Nigeria majoring in Chemical Engineering at Cornell Univer...

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Based on popular demand, I decided to host a Q & A session with my friends Pearl, Ladi, and Daniel who’ve been abroad now for about 1-6 semesters, to ask them how life has been for them since they moved from their home country Nigeria to study in the US and Canada respectively.

Pearl Abue is a 3rd year Ph.D. student of the Chemical Engineering department at UT Austin working on research on Chlorine initiated chemistry in indoor ...

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Hey friends!

I just thought it well to welcome you all to the new 2021/2022 school year and the Fall Semester of 2021!!!

For me, it’s been surreal seeing students in their thousands back on campus. It feels so good and I hope that wherever you are, you are happy to be resuming school in person too!

Thank you for being friends and followers of my journey so far and I hope that we all finish the semester/year ahead, victorious and accom...

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Imelda Godswill is a recent Master's graduate (Hons.)  from Teesside University, Middlesborough, UK, and majored in Visual Effects and Animation.

She is originally from Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria, and has been to 8 countries-Ghana, Rwanda, UAE, Amsterdam, UK, Morocco, Italy, and Germany- since she moved to the UK to pursue her graduate studies.

She is passionate about Fashion and Photography and in her spare time, loves to travel,...

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Olufisayo Babalola holds a BSc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Ibadan and recently completed a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Dartmouth College.

Before her masters, she worked at Softcom Limited as a Product Analyst and Product Manager and has now joined Google as a full-time Associate Product Manager.

In her spare time, she loves to sew and create Digital Art.

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Kutlwano is a recent Cornell MBA graduate from Gaborone, Botswana interested in  Digital Technology, Fintech, and Data Analytics. 

Prior to Business school, he was a Technology Consultant where he helped clients across Africa and the Middle East launch digital products targeted towards alleviating financial exclusionary practices.

He graduated from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Business Science in Information Systems and Econo...

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Nnamdi is a recent Cornell MBA graduate from Lagos, Nigeria, focusing on Corporate Finance and Strategy. He has worked with PwC as an auditor in its financial services unit and subsequently as head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Babban Gona, an agricultural social enterprise in Africa.

He graduated from the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria where he majored in Industrial Chemistry. He is a UK-certified c...

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Yasssssssssssssss!

We back!

In Season 1, we had almost 2000 downloads from 180 cities in 25 countries across the world, with over 500 followers on Instagram and still counting!

I couldn’t have done it without you so Thank you!

In this new season, other non-immigrant students from the US, Europe, and Canada will be sharing their stories with us and how they set out to fulfill their respective study-abroad dreams.

I am so excited for Seas...

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Yayyyy!!!... the Bonus Episode is finally here!

How have you been?

As for me, school is rounding up around here and summer vibes are already kicking in!

Well, I'm back now so welcome back from your 2-week listening hiatus!

As promised, this is the bonus episode to finally wrap up Season 1.

In this episode, I talk about my experience with filing taxes for the first time in America and give a special shout-out to a childhood friend!

A...

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May 7, 2021 37 min

Heyyyy guys!

Welcome back to another week of me answering all of your questions- with a little TMI here and there - for the last time this season!

However, if you need any more details, you know where to find me; kindly shoot me an email at thenonimmigrantstudent@gmail.com and I’d be happy to assist you!

Have a great week ahead NISs!

Many thanks,
Tolu

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April 30, 2021 35 min

Heyyyy guys!
It’s been a minute!
Today’s episode is a “short drive n chill”, “wash plates n chill” kinda episode!
I answered some of the questions you asked me via social media and I hope the answers prove helpful to you.
If you need any more details, kindly shoot me an email at thenonimmigrantstudent@gmail.com, I’d be happy to assist you!
Enjoy!

Many thanks,
Tolu

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Heyyyyyy guys!!!!!!!!

Is it just me or this week was presumably better than the last???!!!

How was your week and how are you doing?

In today’s episode,I leave everything on the table guys!!!.... everything because why not?! The gist is just KPK,OPP, OPG! (insert Google definition)

I share how I’ve been able to build solid friendships and meaningful relationships since I moved to the US in November 2020 and I hope it inspires you to do ...

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April 9, 2021 70 min

Heyyyyyyyy fellow NISs!

Welcome back to another special episode!

In this episode, I vlog about my two birthday parties and why I was really pumped to celebrate my birthday this year!

I was so grateful that I got to share the moments with you and all of my friends back at home because it was such a happy weekend!

All the pictures and videos can be found on the Instagram page (and in the Story Highlights) for this podcast so please check...

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Hey guys!
New week, New episode!
Yassss, I’m finally sharing my experience with COVID-19!
I try to recount the moment I found out I tested positive to the day I eventually tested negative;
sadly,I also share some of my current struggles with grad school and my current coping mechanisms.

In this episode, I am joined by another COVID survivor - Rotachi, an MSc. Student at Creighton University-  who shares her experience as an  asymptomati...

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Hi people!!!!
It’s been a hot minute!
I hope you did miss me ;)
The long awaited episode is here!
We have our first guest- Pearl Abue - with us today and she decided to share her PhD experience at University of Texas, Austin and how she’s been navigating it so far!
She also plays the “This or That” game at the end :)
I hope you enjoy listening to the episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!
If you’re a struggling PhD student, we hope t...

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My journey to the hills of Ithaca in a nutshell!
(Not me starting out to record for only 30minutes but ending after 60minutes!)
In this episode, I share how I overcame the struggles of US Graduate Admissions and reminisce on the period when I found out I got admitted into Cornell!
It’s been exactly 1 year since I got mail that I was accepted into the Engineering Management program and I’m so happy to relive the moment while being a cu...

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February 10, 2021 22 min

In this episode, I share my fears, hopes, and dreams for this podcast but most importantly, describe who the non-immigrant student is.
Please listen, share, subscribe, and also leave a rating and review for the podcast.
Thank you very much!

Much Love x Respect,

Tolu

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Helllo everyone! 
Thank you so much for stopping by.
In this episode, I share my reasons for why I started this podcast and also introduce myself to you and how I’m still becoming!
I hope you enjoy it!
Please listen, share and subscribe and also feel free to leave your honest ratings and reviews of the podcast so far!
I look forward to all your responses.

Much Love x Respect,
Tolu

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February 10, 2021 31 sec

The Non-Immigrant Student podcast is finally here!!
I am happy to be finally bringing this to the world today, February 10th, 2021, exactly 1 year after I got admitted into Cornell University!
It’s so nice to have you here and I can’t wait to go on this journey with you!
Please listen, share and subscribe!
Also, kindly rate and leave your honest review of each episode.
Thank you very much!

Much Love x Respect,
Tolu

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