09/27/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/27/2021 16:02
"I was raised in Monterrey, Mexico, one of the largest cities in the country, so it was a challenge to adjust to Blacksburg at first," said Francisco. "But I began to enjoy the benefits that small towns have to offer such as no traffic jams and plenty of personal space. I also enjoyed exploring the outdoors and Hokie football season."
The small town, slower pace of life also proved to be a great environment for Francisco to concentrate on his studies. And although he spent many of his hours studying, he still found time to connect with his new community.
"I immediately met many people that made me felt welcomed to Virginia Tech and the United States," Francisco shared. "I was surprised about the enormous diversity that this country has, and I was able to meet many people from many parts of the world."