Chandrika Misra '16 earns scholarship from international student magazine
Muskingum University student Chandrika Misra '16 has earned a scholarship for an essay she wrote for International Student Voice magazine.
Chandrika, a native of New Delhi, India, is attending Muskingum to study economics, accounting and business. Her essay, titled The Best Friend That Anybody Could Have,
describes the great value of her relationship with her roommate,
Rebecca Angert '16, and how Rebecca’s support and that of her family
helped Chandrika feel at home at Muskingum and in the United States.
Rebecca is a history and American Studies major.
The two met first via an email that Rebecca sent
to Chandrika, introducing herself as her roommate. In the essay,
Chandrika recalls, “We started talking via e-mail and I felt instantly
comfortable, even though we had never even met or seen each other.”
About their first-ever meeting on campus,
Chandrika wrote, “After a long day of orientation, I walked into my room
and there were paintings hanging everywhere and both of the beds were
made up perfectly. Becca, as I now call her, and her parents had
reorganized the entire room and I felt like I was home. I don’t know if I
could have gone through the transition of living in India to living in
America and getting used to college without that girl being by my side
the entire time.” The pair are now in their second year as roommates and
plan to be together for the rest of their time at Muskingum.
International Student Voice magazine is
dedicated to advocacy for international students studying in the United
States, as well as for U.S. students studying abroad. Chandrika’s essay
will be published in the magazine’s April edition.
IN THE PHOTO: Rebecca Angert (left) and Chandrika Misra.