Universities and colleges in the United States accept students from around the globe to help students further their education and East Tennessee State University is in that category. Students travel hours to ETSU and for Maria Avila, it was no different.

Avila arrived as a freshman in spring 2013. She traveled from Cuernavaca, Mexico, the capital city in the state of Morelos. When she went home after a semester in the United States, she wasn’t sure she wanted to return. She missed her family and home.

Published in 2017