Meet Our Students From Around the World
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“The most important thing that I learned at MIU was the Transcendental Meditation technique. It really helps to reduce stress and clear the mind. Also, it is extremely easy to practice.”
“The courses are very practical. Students spend most of the time exercising technologies and frameworks used in the market, which gives a better preparation for the internship. The block system is important because international students face different challenges like language and culture adaptation, so doing one course per month reduces the stress of handling several courses at once.”
Internship in St. Louis, Missouri
“My husband and I came from Brazil to the U.S. to expand our knowledge and careers. MIU was the perfect choice! Staff are very kind. The university has cared about our well-being and success from day one. Courses and faculty are excellent. We highly recommend MUM for personal and professional growth.”
Anne Ximenes Guimaraes
“MIU provides all the tools and resources needed for a successful IT career. Their financial aid makes costs affordable to most Brazilian software developers, and the career preparation is excellent.”
“I made valuable friends from many countries and have learned greatly from their experience. I had excellent professors and career advisers who have supported me in improving both my technical and soft skills–leading to my getting a fully-paid internship offer in my chosen field–Computer Vision.”
Thiago Abreu da Silva
“The professors here really care about students. All the faculty have a long history of working as Software Engineers in the American job market.”
Internship student, North Carolina
“For me, in the end it paid off, because I had all the skills I needed to secure a high paying practicum in a U.S. company. It’s a win-win situation, because you and the University work together to secure a practicum for yourself, and from that practicum, you pay your loan—so the University wins, and you win, and everybody is happy.”
“The low financial entry requirement is very good for the students who want to pursue higher education, but cannot because of the financial constraints.”
Internship in Iowa
“MUM (MIU), I would like to call ‘MUM’ as my MOM. Here I do not feel like I am 8600 kilometers away from my Indian family. In simple words, at MIU you find energetic people, peaceful environment, healthy food, low initial payment, caring and knowledgeable faculty–a unique university which I never thought existed.”
Internship in Florida
“Making the decision to leave my country Uganda was one of the hardest decisions I have made in my life. Leaving my family and well paying job behind was really hard.
As I write this, I have successfully completed all my on-campus course work and will soon be starting my internship. I have no words to explain how much I have learned in this short time at MIU.
The professors are great and the course is well planned to prepare you for the job market. My family joined me after three months, and we are living happily and peacefully in Fairfield. Our future looks brighter than ever before! We are so happy we made the decision to join MIU. I highly recommend MIU.”
Internship Student, Florida
Rand Group in Bellaire, Texas
“Maharishi International University provides a great U.S. education with the most up-to-date curriculum, practical courses, top faculty, up to 2 years paid practical training, and on top of everything, an opportunity to learn the TM technique.”
Syed Anas Ahmed
“TM is a good habit, because practicing it settles your mind. Studying computer science is not the same as studying other courses. Sometimes we have to deal with bugs for more than 2 or 3 days, and you might lose focus. If you take the time to sit back and meditate for a while, then your frustration will go away, and your stress will become less, and you will start focusing. So, I say the TM technique goes along with the Computer Professionals Program.”
“MIU is a multi-cultural environment where we celebrate diversity. Two weeks ago it was “Ethiopian New Year 2011,” and MIU gave us the budget and all we needed to celebrate. It was so much fun as we prepared an Ethiopian meal with Injera, and an Ethiopian dancing show—students with different nationalities came and danced with us. So, the one thing which you get from MIU is the celebration of diversity.”
Bereket Babiso Yetera
“It was a major decision to come this far from home. People like us who have limited resources, but big dreams, need as much help as we can get. The University offers the most help of any university in the whole world in building your IT career.
MIU has given me not only the door to a better career, but also helped me to accomplish this on my own, sparing the burden to my parents. This is one of a kind. My dream is coming true. Yours can too.”
Istiaque Ahmed Khan
“When I think now about the time when I applied, I was pretty sure that I wanted to be here because I really wanted something different, something new. I can say now is that I don’t have any regrets. For all the guys and girls out there that are still in process of applying, I would say that if I had to do it again I would kick open the door of opportunity now, not just slide it.
Take the chance, reach for every opportunity that can change your life for better. The living environment is the safest you can think of and is great for adjusting to the life here. The program is completely affordable compared to other universities.”
“Hi Friends, I was a ComPro student in the May 2005 group. I really liked this program because it gave me a deep understanding of Computer Science and a way to manage myself in a proper daily routine through Transcendental Meditation. It’s very beneficial. Also, all the professors I know have very extensive knowledge, and are friendly and helpful.”
“I was worrying about leaving behind what I had in my successful career back in Iran, but the MS program was worth it. It took my career to the next level. Now I have a high paid internship.”
Internship in Iowa
“MIU has been a unique experience that has given me an incredible professional growth by improving my knowledge, and allowing me to work and get practical experience in the USA IT market. My career has reached a whole new level.
Additionally, I have gained personal growth by improving my multicultural abilities by interacting with other students from around the world. My world view has been enriched through taking classes and working in my second language, and living in a new country.
It’s truly an exceptional opportunity having just 8 months of study on campus, while gaining up to 2 years professional working experience. I recommend this unique program to anyone.”
Graduate, Software Engineer at TekValley Corporation
“The Computer Professionals Master’s program I entered at MIU allows you to pay a low initial fee to get in, and after only 8-9 months of classes on-campus, to get an internship which will add valuable international experience in the U.S. workforce to your resume. It’s great that MIU is helping me to achieve my dreams.”
Internship Student, Chicago, Illinois
“I have learned a simple mental technique at MIU, which I really have appreciated since coming to San Francisco. When my real life started, and my responsibilities accumulated, I needed to have some moments of quietness in my daily routine.”
“Within all the chaos of the city, and my fast-paced life, my 20-minute meditations were awesome moments of peace, life, and quietness. I could rejuvenate myself and my mind twice daily, and that twenty minutes gave me much energy to continue my routine–doing sports and working. It made me so creative and made my thinking vast. I think the Transcendental Meditation technique was the best thing I ever learned in my life, and now I see its effects much more.”
“Stress is a major player in software programming–deadlines make people unstable, angry and desperate to finish on time. With the help of TM, I tend to be more focused and calm most of the time, and a high performer. People in my company asked me about the secret, so I pointed them to articles about TM.”
“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.”
“I joined MIU with one goal in mind–an MS degree in Computer Science, and some experience in the banking field in the States. I finished my on-campus studies after eight months of hard work, and was hired as a Senior Software Developer Professional Analyst at CSC in Kansas. I am still working there with the WIC Banking team.
I am extremely grateful I learned so much through my classes, and even more through the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) position. MIU taught me what no one could have ever possibly taught me–love and respect of Computer Science as an established branch in Applied Mathematics.
I am very proud to have joined MIU and became part of this wonderful family. I am also proud of having achieved my goals with the help and support of these wonderful people.”
“I first heard about MIU a few weeks after taking the GRE test. Before taking the exam I was asked if I wanted my information to be entered in a database in order to receive information from universities in the US. I started to receive emails from different institutions all over the US, and one of them stood out from the rest, because it offered me the chance to get a graduate degree and work outside of my country―which were 2 of my goals at that moment in life.
At first I thought that it was too good to be true (the financial aid makes it one of the most affordable graduate programs in the US), and that there might be a “catch,” but after visiting the website I realized that it was the perfect opportunity, one of those that come once in a lifetime, and that you can’t let escape.
Not only was I going to be able to fulfill 2 of my goals, but the thought of learning to meditate, having a healthy diet, and live in a peaceful city sounded like the perfect start to my adventure in the United States.”
“If you have a dream to be a successful software engineer, MIU is the best way.”
“I love my country, and would like all software developers in Myanmar to enjoy the same benefits and opportunities that I am happy to have at MIU.”
Yee Mon Zaw
On-campus Student, Fairfield, Iowa
“The ComPro Program in MIU has a low initial financial requirement which covers all education, housing, organic dining and health insurance cost during 8 months of on-campus study. The rest is paid as a loan during the internship/Curricular Practical Training, which also gives us an international IT industry exposure.
The courses are the latest in the current IT industry and the block system helps us to focus on one course full-time each month.
The practice of Transcendental Meditation here helps us relax and explore our maximum potential. With all these advantages, MIU is helping my dream come true.”
“Studying at MIU was a blessing. There are no regrets on my part. MIU is a unique university that teaches you not only the technical nature of the course (computer science) but also the intrinsic nature of life itself and your being as a whole.
The environment and the culture observed on campus and in Fairfield in general is amazingly friendly. If you are looking for a change and want to broaden your horizons, then enrolling at MIU is your stepping stone.
MIU’s Computer Science program gives you the opportunity to be exposed to the real market here in the U.S. Thus, it gives you the challenge and the hope for improving yourself in the context of awareness and life.”
Nice Rodelane Saile Villanueva
“Maharishi International University is a different type of a university which cares about the students’ academic and spiritual development. I enhanced my knowledge regarding latest technologies and leadership development throughout my masters degree.
I appreciate the TM practice that Maharishi introduced to the world. It helps me to organize the day-to-day activities without being stressed.
I highly recommend the computer science masters degree for prospective students, which would be helpful for them to lead the industry and pursue their dreams.”
Graduate, Des Moines, Iowa
“I am glad that I made the decision to enroll at Maharishi International University. The program is well structured, focusing on Software Development and individual development. The courses have been organized to prepare one to enter the market directly, as soon as you finish the 8-9 months of on-campus courses.
In addition to the technical knowledge, the program also offers a job seminar, which prepares students for the internship job seeking and interview process. You will see that the success of the students is built into the program itself.
The benefits of the program are enormous. The program recruits students from all over the world. You get to learn about different cultures, and experience students from different countries.
I was hired within two weeks of beginning my internship search. I have also managed to pay my loan within two years, and now I work with one of the largest financial institutions in the world as a Senior Software Engineer. The company has been ranked as the number one IT employer for three consecutive years. You can imagine how much knowledge I am able to tap with this opportunity. I encourage my fellow countrymen to join this program.”
Graduate, Senior Software Engineer in Texas
“One of my long term goals was to be a very strong Software Developer with the ability to compete in the world software market. By studying here for only 8-9 months, the Computer Professionals program provides you with the competitive edge to compete anywhere on the globe.
The environment and its people are very friendly. It is a safe place to study and be, especially if it`s your first experience in a foreign country with a different culture.”
Iddy Mussa Magohe
“I encourage you to get started to join this program. This is a great opportunity for you to study in the USA. I have a wonderful life, job, friends, and American experience that I wanted to share with you.
I am so proud of myself that I can support my family in Thailand. I would like to extend my happiness to you. Maharishi said that we learn to, “Do less and accomplish more.” This is the truth to me. I just studied the Computer Professionals program at MIU, and now I have a wonderful career.
I hope my story can inspire you to get started.”
Graduate, Software Engineer, Pennsylvania
“I completed my Masters in Administration, and postgraduate program in Lean Higher Education Administration at the Maharishi International University.
Faculty and staff have been extremely helpful and welcoming in this environment, every single student is genuinely welcomed and taken care of from the beginning until they are ready for the next phase.
I recommend that my fellow Turkish citizens take this generous opportunity to come study Computer Science at MIU, and enjoy everything MIU can offer to them. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I have never met anyone who regrets the choice they made to come and study Computer Science here.”
MBA Graduate, Fairfield, Iowa
“My dear countrymates,
Let me share my MIU experience with you.
After having received acceptance from several US universities, the reason why I have chosen the MIU Computer Professionals MSCS program are:
Today I have an internship in a world renowned company which helps me to grow professionally and personally. Undoubtedly, the knowledge I gained at MIU, and opportunities I have had here have exceeded my expectations. If you want to improve your skills and experience the opportunity to work in world leading companies, welcome to MIU.”
Graduate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“At MIU, they focus on your personal growth, as well as excellent academics. We learned the Transcendental Meditation® technique, which is a great tool to refine your mind and calm your senses, so you can focus more on Computer Science. TM has nothing to do with religion. It makes me more focused on programming and whatever else I do in my life.
I hope you will take this unique opportunity to study for your Master’s degree at Maharishi International University.”
“It is more than a U.S. master’s degree. It is a U.S. master’s degree plus up to two years experience working for a U.S. company. That will make your future bright. Getting an internship is easier than ever, because MIU is recognized by many IT companies in the U.S. The IT market was never better than it is now.”
“If you have not been to any developed country yet, then this is a very good chance to explore the world by living and working in the most developed country. You start with 8-9 months studying on a quiet and peaceful campus with the practical TM technique. This will help you to get knowledge and be familiar with American culture so that you are ready to take part in a challenging working environment.”
Truong Duc Do
Software Development, Engineer at Microsoft
“What I enjoyed most about the Compro Program was that the professors really care about the success of each student. What is taught in each course are the best practices that are applicable in the IT Industry.”
“Studying at MIU was a big and exciting opportunity in my life. I have always been happy for my decision to study here.
Getting work experience while you’re studying to get a CS master’s degree accomplished two major goals in my life. It has had beneficial effects on my career, and I believe it will bring more great opportunities.”
“Nowadays, the biggest challenge for a female is to be employed and feel useful for society and herself. I would like to tell all female software developers who feel they are creative, full of ideas, and dreams, but have not found the appropriate ways to express their talents―at MIU you will get the support and knowledge to realize the best in your skills and competencies.”
“I really love this peaceful environment that I am in―an environment full of love, happiness and joy obtained from the incredible benefits of practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique. Just living in this community with international software professionals all doing TM together is an honor for me in itself.”
“As a Muslim lady living in Fairfield, I feel that people around me are respecting me and others,” says Sahar. “They treat me as one of them, despite the fact that I wear my scarf. I have never felt mistreated.”
Internship Student at Intel
“It’s a very quiet and peaceful place. The community outside the university is also friendly, helpful and peaceful as well. The fact that the university prepares organic food is also one of the things I like about living in Fairfield.”
“I am most fortunate to be doing my internship as a Software Engineer at a company that Fortune Magazine listed in “100 Best Companies to Work For.” It is fulfilling to see that what I learned in the classroom is helping me succeed and enjoy my job! I will always be grateful to the MIU Computer Science faculty and administration for offering this education to me and many others from around the world.”
El Hadi Ould Tolba
“MIU is a great place to be. Education is great. People are respectful, helpful and always smiling. And you keep growing in knowledge even after on-campus study through CPT and Distance Education (DE). DE is a treasure chest of knowledge. I love it―especially subjects such as Computer Security, Operating Systems, Advanced Software Development, etc.”
Omar Menjikuo Mefire
“MIU was the only university I applied to for my masters. I read about it online and immediately fell in love with the way the program is structured. I listened to, and read a couple of life changing testimonials by previous and current students of MIU, and could not wait to be part of this family.
The program so far has transformed me through its Consciousness-Based education, which includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation® technique. I have come to understand myself better, and the inner workings of some important parts of the brain, and how my thoughts and experiences influence my everyday life. I have personally improved my communication skills and ability to stay more focused on my targets. The practical approach in teaching courses in MIU has improved my technical knowledge to a great extent.
MIU is one big family where everybody cares. Students, faculty and staff create a very healthy environment where everybody can fit in. There is always someone to help when anyone is in need.
I am hoping for a good Internship opportunity in order to express my knowledge and learn more at the same time.”
Godwin Ayindenaba Anasigre
“If you want to be a great computer professional in the software development or data science fields, the MIU Computer Professionals Master’s program is the best path to make your dream a reality.
The admissions team will support you at every step of the application process. You will love the environment created by the welcoming MIU staff. MIU has a peaceful campus. All your classes are taught by highly skilled, caring computer science professors. The wonderful Career Center staff professionals will prepare you to enter the American internship market.
Don’t wait guys — your time to improve your computer science knowledge on the international level is now!”
“As it was my first time going abroad, I had many concerns about this step, and MIU has a very helpful and professional admissions staff that helped me a lot. The university also has a multicultural environment, so I got the opportunity to get in touch with people from all around the world.
MIU has a very good course structure where I learned advanced technologies in computer science, which helped me to get a paid internship in one of the biggest companies in the country.
Also MIU provides a Consciousness-Based education, so I had the chance to learn Transcendental Meditation—an awesome technique that helps remove stress, and produce a greater sense of clarity and productivity.”
“The program at MIU helped me understand some important aspects that I was lacking. It really prepares you to advance in your career, and be successful in the US job market. The campus is safe, and people in Fairfield are so friendly. I also enjoyed studying with students from all over the world.
Coming here was one of the best decisions I have ever made. `si vous aurez cette chance, ne la ratez surtout pas!!` ”
Mohamed El Azhari
“The MIU block system allowed me to concentrate on one subject at a time–such as Algorithms. This prepared me for the internship search at a high level, so that I could get an offer from Amazon, one of the five top companies in the U.S.”
“What makes MIU special is the fact that’s it provides a safe environment, excellent faculty and staff who listen to students, and a multicultural environment where we can meet people from all over the world. I am fortunate to have the great opportunity of doing my paid internship with one of the most famous companies—Ford Motor company.”
U.S. EMBASSY INTERVIEW WAITING TIMES AND MSCS APPLICATION PROCESSING TIMES
We have found that many countries have very delayed interview dates. Please see Visa Appointment Wait Times (state.gov) to find out the length of time to get an interview date for your country/city.
If the interview waiting time is more than 2 months, we encourage you to apply and complete your application immediately, even if you are planning to apply for a future entry. This way you can complete the application process, get your I-20, and then get an interview date. You must have an I-20 to get the interview date. If the date is earlier than you plan to come to the U.S., you can always postpone your arrival date once you get the visa. We would just issue you a new I-20 for the entry date for which you plan to come.
For questions regarding this information, please contact our admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you answered ‘yes’ to all the above questions, you may apply (Although this does not guarantee that you will be accepted.)