With increasing opportunities for foreign travel for professional education, there are certain universal concerns shared by all students and their families…. Will an American university be safe? Will I be happy? Will it be worth the cost and separation from friends and family? Will it improve my life?
Since 1996, approximately 2800 software engineers from 80 nations have ventured to Fairfield, Iowa in the heartland of the United States to enroll in the Computer Professionals Program at Maharishi University of Management. Every one of these students has come with these same questions and hopes.
For answers to these questions, let’s see what our students have to say:
“After coming to the MUM campus, I feel a very positive ambiance around me. Every person is very friendly, helpful and alert. The professors radiate positive energy, and that reflects in our study. The campus environment is so pure, free from all nuisances. I feel really happy and safe here.” —Nirali Bheda (India)
“When I decided to choose the U.S. for my Masters in Computer Science, in addition to the quality of education, I was concerned about how friendly and safe the place would be. After coming here I realize that it can’t get friendlier than this—the faculty, as well as fellow students are super friendly and I feel at home. We are living on-campus so we’re close to class, campus events, and friends. The whole of Fairfield is a very safe place to live with a very low crime rate. “–Chandillyan (Sri Lanka)
“I was very happy to study at MUM, where I felt warmth, happiness, love and a friendly international family. I feel lucky getting to know and live with all the people at MUM who are super friendly and nice. The low pressure creates a perfect environment for studying. I do miss the big international family there, and wish you all the best, my family. :)” —Xiaowei Wan (China)
“Fairfield has a quiet, peaceful environment with great beauty, and the people here are warm and delightful. This community is awesome. I have made friends with people from different countries and am loving it here. I will miss this a lot when I leave.” —Stanley Kariuki (Kenya)
“Being at MUM is like being at home—safe and peaceful.” —Revanth Kunchakurti (India)
“All people here are very friendly and I feel safe here. Before I came, I thought that being far from my family would be very difficult for me. Although I miss my family, here I have a new family.” —Anonymous (Iran)
“Beautiful campus, peaceful town, kind people, fresh air, healthy food, a wonderful place to live and study. It’s heaven. I even hope to live the rest of my life here if it is possible.” — Chunming Cao (China)
“Fairfield is a very peaceful place. Like a family, everyone knows each other. Everyone gives their smile as a gift for others—that’s enough to make someone’s day. And MUM is the heart of all these sources. I feel proud to think of myself as a member of this University. Although I am new in this place, I feel that I belong here.” —Md. Zahedul Khan (Bangladesh)
“MUM is very peaceful—full of friendly students from all over the world. It is just amazing.” —Tsengel Gerelsaikhan (Mongolia)
“Fairfield is a quiet, safe, peaceful town. People are very friendly. It’s a perfect environment for research and studying.” —Vu Pham (Vietnam)
“I appreciate the peaceful nature of everyone who lives in Fairfield. I am a foreigner, but they treat me very well—like a friend. Professors are just like your friends. This is very important. So far, I have had the opportunity to learn lots of modern programming principles from Prof. Lester and Dr. Guthrie. They are powerful in teaching. The energy of the faculty inspires me.” —Anonymous (Iran)
“I love this place and the university. The best thing about MUM is that it’s totally unique in the world, because practicing the TM® technique connects my life with my education. Everyone at MUM is helpful, supporting and loving. MUM is a big family, and I am so happy to be in this family.”–Rajendra Joshi (Nepal)
“The healthy and relaxing environment at MUM is a retreat from the busy city workplace. People (even strangers) are nice and friendly. There is very low crime rate. The campus is surrounded by walking trails & lakes, which is very nice for a nature-lover like me. I enjoy the healthful organic food.” —Princess Dianne Bungay (Philippines)
“Being at MUM has been a really good experience for me. It’s amazing to be a part of the great diversity, enjoying company of friends, faculty and staff from around the world. Fairfield is a wonderful place with excellent people. Everywhere I go, I see people with smiles on their faces, always welcoming. It is a fantastic place for students.” —Sanjeev Khadka (Nepal)
“I love the friendly environment, and the welcoming, home-like attitude of the students and staff. I also admire the peace and serenity of the people of Fairfield.” —Adebayo Ajibade (Nigeria)
“In my opinion, the community here is very wonderful. You start making friends in no time. MUM’s campus is amazing, and Fairfield is spectacular in its quiet and loving atmosphere.” —Akram Malkawe (Jordan)
“I have experienced a very friendly campus community with students from many countries, where all the faculty are very kind. I learned the TM technique, which I find very beneficial and enjoyable. Fairfield is my ideal place, where I would like to live my whole life if possible. I like this peaceful, friendly, cultural and creative city.” —Lei Fan (China)
“At MUM you can meet people from everywhere, and they are friendly and kind. It is different here compared to the city I came from. The town is very safe—you can walk around without worries.” —Juan Pablo Ramirez (Colombia)
With most of our students coming as a result of recommendations from previous MUM students, the MSCS program is attracting students from around the world. Current enrollment is exceeding expectations. 135 students enrolled in our August entry, and we now offer four entries every year.
To meet this rapid growth, additional senior faculty are being hired, more classrooms are being prepared, and plans for construction of a larger Computer Science building are under way. The U.S. IT market is booming, and experienced software developers are invited to join us.