MIU ComPro: Making New Students Feel at Home

In our Computer Professionals (ComPro) program at Maharishi International University (MIU), we go to great lengths to ensure that our new students feel right at home as new members of our MIU family. After arriving on our campus, students attend orientations, meet existing students, explore our beautiful 391-acre campus, and participate in a special Welcome Lunch event.

In the recent November 2023 entry, 60 students from 22 Countries enrolled in our ComPro program. The diversity that these students bring to MIU has enriched our international culture.

November 2023 Welcome Lunch

New students from Ethiopia, Canada, and China at the Welcome Lunch event.


The ComPro Welcome Lunch Experience

At the Welcome Lunch, the new students got to meet and interact with our faculty and staff. The event was organized by our admissions representatives who guided the students through every step of the application process.

Our admissions director, Melissa McDowell says, “It is a joy to finally meet the new students in person who trusted us to guide them towards a better career.”

Melissa McDowell hosted the Welcome Lunch.

Melissa McDowell hosted the Welcome Lunch.


Introduction by Country

During the event, when students were introduced by country, the room was filled with cheers as they proudly stood up.

Two new students from India

Two new students from India

The November 2023 students came from the following 22 countries:

BangladeshGhanaNigeria
CambodiaIndiaPakistan
CanadaKazakhstanRwanda
ChinaLithuaniaTunisia
Cote d’IvoireMongoliaUganda
EgyptMoroccoVietnam
EritreaMyanmar
EthiopiaNepal


Faculty and Staff Introduction

Faculty members introduced themselves and gave a brief overview of the students’ upcoming academic journey. Staff members from each department within the ComPro program were also introduced.

Professor Payman Salek, a Solution Architect with over 20 years of programming experience, spoke to the new students.

Professor Payman Salek, a Solution Architect with over 20 years of programming experience, spoke to the new students.


A Token of Our Appreciation

For fun, randomly selected students received small welcome gifts.

Students from Vietnam, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Mongolia proudly display their gifts.

Students from Vietnam, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Mongolia proudly display their gifts.


Group Photo

Finally, our new students gathered outdoors for a memorable group photo. The students also took photos with their admissions representatives to share with family and friends.

Students with their admissions representative, Erica Lehman.

Students with their admissions representative, Erica Lehman.

We invite you to enjoy the Welcome Lunch photos here.

Appreciation from New Students

Testimonies from students

We wish our new students a career-enlivening and personally enriching time with us at MIU.

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