Student Stories

Image of Sudhee AcharyaSudhee Acharya

Hometown Pittsburgh, USA
Languages spoken English, Nepali
Major Occupational Therapy
Graduation year 2021

Why I am a Cultural Ambassador or member of the International Students Organization
I am a member of ISO because I love sharing my culture with others, while also meeting and learning from other people of all backgrounds!

Favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh
When the weather is nice, I love walking down to Point State Park and grabbing some ice cream from Millie's on the way! I love the views from there, and it's a great, relaxing distraction from schoolwork!

Favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh
Turkish Kebab House in Squirrel Hill is amazing. They have the best falafels, pita, and chicken and lamb kebab!

Why I chose my major
I chose to major in occupational therapy because I am passionate about helping others who may not be able to live their lives to their fullest abilities. I have always wanted to work with kids, and this field allows me to do that in a perspective that is medical, psychosocial, and holistic!

International studentWan-Yi (Abbie) Su

Professional MBA

"I like the location of Duquesne University. Duquesne is located right next to downtown Pittsburgh where you can easily get everything you would need in walking distance. Duquesne has a beautiful campus that you can really enjoy the university atmosphere; moreover, you can also see the Pittsburgh city landscape from campus."

International studentChaithra Mysore Varadanayaka

Information Systems Management
Mysore, India

"Pittsburgh is beautiful, calm, and a student-friendly city. I love everything about Pittsburgh because it similar to my hometown in India in many aspects."

International studentLihn Nguyen


"I really like Pittsburgh because it is a small, beautiful, and friendly city. Everyone I meet here is really warm-hearted and they always willing to help when I'm in need. Moreover, Pittsburgh is a good place to live and study because the living costs here is affordable to students. Students from Vietnam, especially those that prefer a friendly and peaceful environment for studying, will enjoy the city and Duquesne."

International studentMy Hanh Nguyen

Duquesne Alumna, International Relations/Public Relations & Advertising

"In my view, Duquesne is the best choice for students because it is not only a place to gain academic knowledge but also the place to enrich their life experiences from the people they meet and the extra-curricular activities."