Episode # 9

Adjusting to Life in College (And a New Country)

Going to college is a big decision and a big change, and that’s especially true if you’re coming from another country. As a multicultural admissions counselor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Nawang Palkit talks to Liz about her college experience, which was also her first experience in America. Life After Now is brought to you by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.


Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Tips for adapting to new environments and experiences
  • Defining your identity within a culture that doesn’t look like you
  • Understanding the college application process for underrepresented or BIPOC students
  • Learning how to utilize college counselors and support effectively

Adjusting to Life in College (And a New Country)

Episode Transcript


Nawang Palkit is currently serving as the Senior Counselor for Multicultural Recruitment at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She truly believes that there is a college out there for everyone and that it is a matter of finding the right fit. Her favorite part of the college admissions process is empowering students to take the lead in their application and college selection process. She is passionate about helping first-generation, low-income, marginalized students and encourages outreach from any students interested in learning about UMD. As well as those who simply want to learn about the college search process in general. 

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