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International Student Spotlight

Pace International loves to hear from our students about their experiences in their studies, on campus, and living abroad! That’s why we’ve created the International Student Spotlight. Each weekly Spotlight features an international student that is highlighted in both our newsletter and website. Read all about them below!

Are you a current Pace International Student interested in having your own Spotlight? If you’d like to participate, please email Dayana Mendoza at

This Week's Spotlight

Meet Muskan from India!

Muskan Chaudhary, International student at Pace University

Muskan is a Graduate student pursuing her MBA in Business Analytics. Outside of English, she also speaks Hindi, Punjabi & Haryanvi! When she’s not studying at Pace, Muskan enjoys diving into various forms of entertainment like reading books, watching TV shows, and listening to music. Muskan also likes to spend time outdoors, enjoying fresh air while walking or hiking. In addition to outdoor activities, she also likes to look out the window and relax, practicing meditation and maintaining a good balance between stimulating and relaxing activities. Currently, Muskan’s favorite show to watch is Bigg Boss (an Indian reality show), and you can catch her enjoying her favorite songs from Haryanvi. Also, speaking of Haryana, Muskan would describe it as a state different from all the others in India. She would say Haryana is a dynamic state with a mix of rich history, vibrant culture, and growing economic opportunities. With the mention of home, one of Muskan’s favorite go-to recipes is called Aloo Paratha. When thinking of places she’d wish to explore in the future, Switzerland was one of the top choices that came to mind for Muskan. She is fascinated by the idea of exploring the majestic Alps, pristine lakes, and charming cities of Zurich, Geneva, and Lucerne. You also can’t forget the delicious Swiss chocolates and cheeses! Currently, in NYC, her favorite place to explore, if she had to choose, is the Brooklyn Bridge, with its breathtaking views and a great place to enjoy a nice walk to Brooklyn or Manhattan. As Muskan continues her academic journey here at Pace, we are excited to see where the future takes her as she immerses herself in the vibrant environment of NYC. Who knows where we’ll see Muskan off to next!

Spring 2024 Spotlights

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    Pace University student Fiemmi Gonsalves standing next to a body of water

    Fiemmi is a Graduate student pursuing her Masters of Science in Marketing, with a focus on social media and mobile marketing. Outside of English, she also speaks French, Hindi and Marathi! When she’s not studying at Pace, Fiemmi likes to travel and explore around New York CIty. Her favorite spot in the whole city is Broadway and “the Edge" to see the most breathtaking view of the city. She takes pride in having a remarkable record of visit each and every state! But from all her travels in the US, her dream destination to go to is Milan, Italy. Speaking of Italy, Fiemmi’s favorite go to recipe is Basil Butter Pasta. Feel free to try it out and let her know what you think! In her free time, she also enjoys binge watching the TV show Riverdale, and listening to music. The most recent music that Fiemmi has been listening to on repeat is Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga. Her favorite holiday is Christmas time in the U.S. and abroad, it holds a special place in her heart! In the future, Fiemmi is looking forward to her upcoming graduation in the spring. Convocation in May is when she will have the joyous moment to celebrate all the accomplishments she had made in her time at Pace with her family!

Fall 2023 Spotlights

  • Meet Arshdeep from India!

    Pace University student Arshdeep Singh standing next to a body of water

    Arshdeep is a Graduate student pursuing his MS in Cybersecurity. Outside of English, he also speaks Hindi, Punjabi & Sindhi! When he’s not studying at Pace, Arshdeep enjoys outdoors cricket and getting creative with T-shirt designing, you can also catch him grooving to lively Bhangra or challenging friends to a table tennis match. In terms of music, Arshdeep’s favorite song these days is With you by AP Dhillon. His favorite food from his culture is the dish, Poha. Try your hand at making Poha at home! Arshdeep says, “whenever I get sudden hunger pangs, Poha comes to my rescue.” However, aside from the kitchen and his studies, Arshdeep loves to explore and seek out new opportunities! He says he’s excited to explore and visit cities like San Francisco, L.A., and Chicago in the United States and see the beauty of national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite that are on his bucket list! This Fall, Arshdeep is excited to start his new academic journey here at Pace, excited to immerse himself in the vibrant environment of NYC, and to meet people from around the world. Who knows where we’ll see Arshdeep off to next!