International Bios

Bailu Gongsun

BailuHometown: Wuhan, China
Major: Masters of Public Administration

"I think studying in the U.S. has a focus on individual's critical thinking, communication and
leadership abilities. The professors like to inspire our own creativity and support us to make
our dreams happen. I feel so free here and I realize there are so many opportunities available. All the people I have met at SUU; no matter faculty, staff or advisors; they are all very helpful, warmhearted and patient. They are dedicated to service in our university, especially for students. All of my professors are knowledgeable, responsible, and understanding.

"I think one of the most important things for me has been gaining more independence. It has
become increasingly clear that I realize who I am, what I tend to do and what I am capable of.

"My favorite experience so far is my summer internship at the Mayor's Office in Cedar City.
Because my major is public administration, I greatly appreciate this opportunity to observe and practice real government management. I do learn a lot in this setting which I could never gain from my textbooks. "I think one of the attractive points of SUU is the size of our campus. You get to know new friends or professors easily; the study environment is quite simple without distractions. There are many interesting sports activities; nearby metropolitan cities like Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, great internship programs and job opportunities; and beautiful national parks."