Kolkata, India

Being an international student, Aashika knows how daunting the experience is of coming from so far away. It is always comforting to have someone else who understands your situation. Aashika would like nothing more than to make a new student feel more at home in Iowa and make their transition easier. 

Aashika's favorite experience of being at the University of Iowa so far has been his dining job. He states that there is something extremely liberating about being financially independent. Aashka's dining job lets him meet so many new people all while learning how to cook.

What sealed the deal for Aashika's decision of coming to the University of Iowa was the hospitals and clinics. Aashika knows if he ever wanted to go steps further into studying medicine, he can with the great resources available at Iowa and it's teaching hospital. 

Aashika is an International Ambassador for the University of Iowa Office of Admissions. If you're a prospective international student who has any questions about life at Iowa, please feel free to reach out to him via email at