International Ambassador

Nurainy P. Darono






May 2014


Q&A with Nurainy P. Darono

Why did you choose the University of Idaho?
Because UI has a good program for my major, and I received scholarships as well.

What's the best thing about the University of Idaho?
The campus. The University of Idaho has a green and beautiful campus that's located in a small, university town.

What are your favorite campus activities?
The University of Idaho has more than 200 clubs and organizations on campus. One club I am in is Circle K International, which is a volunteer organization on campus. My favorite activity is going to the volunteer events or doing fun projects.

What are your favorite local activities?
I am minoring in Art, and in some classes I am required to go to the art galleries in Moscow. Beside going there for my assignments, I sometimes go there for fun and to learn more about the exhibitions and local arts.

What's your favorite thing to do in Moscow, Idaho?
I like downtown Moscow. I go to different restaurants to try different foods on the weekend. Moscow also has a Farmers Market every Saturday in the summer, which I often attend.

What are your plans after you graduate?
After I graduate, I'm planning to get an internship or possibly a job - it can be anywhere in the world. I want to get as much hands-on experience as I can.

Advice for new students?
You might experience some culture shock at your first time coming to a university in the US. The best thing to do is to be yourself, speak up, make friends at orientation and make the best experience of college. Moscow is a great town, and everyone is very friendly and helpful. Lastly, never be afraid to ask a question, because that's the key to be successful in college.