Meet Westminster International Students
Sahara Sheikh, Senior, Kenya
- Public Health major, Justice Studies minor
- She is a bibliophile and loves nerdy jokes
- Fluently speaks English and Swahili
- Favorite place in Utah is Westminster, where she received a full-ride scholarship to attend!
Julia Ashikbayeva, Senior, Kazakhstan
- Double major in Economics and Finance, Applied Mathematics minor
- While studying at Westminster, she went canyoneering, water rafting, yurt camping, traveled to different states, completed an internship, learned how to play guitar, participated in theatre productions and much more
- Speaks 3 languages
Morgane Scheffer, graduate student, France
- Studying Community Leadership with an emphasis in International Work
- She dances everywhere—on the street, in her room, at a bus stop
- Fluent in French and English and proficient in Spanish and basic Chinese
I dance everywhere—on the street, in my room, at a bus stop; it doesn't matter as long as I allow my full self-expression.
I love Moab. I think this is the best place I've been so far. Its landscape and spaces are so gorgeous and unique. Moab's natural beauty and vastness inspire me and invigorate me.
I chose to attend Westminster for its singularity. To me, Westminster is more about being part of a community than anything else.
Gulsum Bayazitova, Junior, Kazakhstan
- Environmental Studies major, Economics minor
- Speaks Kazakh, Russian, and English, and is learning French
- Her favorite place in Utah is Southern Utah
I have lots of good memories associated with Westminster. Hanging out in the cafeteria with my friends, learning about each others cultures, and just having a good time. Those conversations and the friendships I made are priceless for me.
Felix Mantz, Sophomore, Germany
- Global Politics and Development major
- Has visited 13 countries
I like the fact that Westminster provides the flexibility to create a customized major to fit my interests. My favorite part about Westminster is that I was able to build a lot of personal relationships with people from different backgrounds. The people at Westminster are definitely the best part.