Global Engagement

Student Profiles

Sonya CowellSonya Cowell

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Major at Clemson: History and Politics
First semester at Clemson: August to May 2011

What other university/s have you attended?
University of Aberdeen.

Why did you choose to come to Clemson?
I chose to come to Clemson because of the location. It seemed to be a very friendly place and a good environment. I also love to hike, and I thought that Clemson was well located for this. It also had loads of opportunity within the University, and I did really enjoy all of the clubs and organizations.  

What’s your favorite Clemson memory?
The football games were great. The whole day was just crazy, and it was amazing to spend the day with friends and was a totally unusual experience. However, the people I met in Clemson, internationals and Americans, were so fun. I have so many memories of just the people that made my Clemson experience.

What types of on-campus activities (student organizations, research, jobs) are/were you involved in?
I really enjoyed the Outdoors Club. I went snowboarding with the Outdoors Club on a couple of occasions, and I learned how to snowboard. It was an amazing experience (especially when I went to Colorado with them). I also went to the waterfalls in North Carolina with the Outdoors Club, and it was great and a good way to meet people.

What is your favorite place on/near campus?
Probably the lakes near campus, but my favorite place was a hall where I did Girl Scouts. It was an amazing experience, and I met a lot of really nice people through scouting.