October 4, 2023

International Student Calls U.S. Home

Paskualina Rrotani came to America after high school to pursue her undergraduate degree. She was born in Albania and traveled through Europe throughout her childhood and young adult life, making stops in Switzerland and Milan, Italy.

She has now been living in New York City for nine years, and while she wouldn’t mind eventually finding a place with a much milder climate, she calls it home. “This is the longest I have ever lived in a country, so yes, it feels a lot like home.”

Paskualina has a successful career in Manhattan, and she took a break after graduating with her undergraduate degree before searching for the perfect place to complete her master’s degree.

Paskualina Rrotani

Paskualina Rrotani

“Working full time in Manhattan makes it hard to go to classes on an actual campus. I came across CSU and thought that would be perfect. I signed up and now I’m in love!”

She is working diligently to complete her Masters of Business Administration. While she hasn’t yet declared a concentration, she is considering public administration.

While her career and life stay busy and exciting in the big city, Paskualina was interested in finding a way to meet other CSU students and make some great connections with the school of which she is so fond.

She came across information for the Student and Alumni Engagement Networking Social in Ft. Worth, Texas, cleared her schedule for the weekend, and flew to the Lone Star State.

“I always wanted to see Texas and that was the first event I could make work for my schedule so I knew I had to go. I am so grateful I got to meet other students and alumni and some wonderful people who work for CSU.”

Paskaulina intends to graduate before next fall so she can attend the 2016 commencement activities in Orange Beach next October. She will fly her parents in from Albania so that they can participate in the momentous occasion.



  1. James C. Osoro

    My Name is James Osoro, I graduated from CSU in 2011 with,BSC in Occupational Safety and Health Management. I now practice in Kenya as a Safety and Health Consultant. My own company, where I am the Principal consultant is a preferred choice for many workplaces who require such advice.
    I am happy with the knowledge I received at CSU, which is practical and relevant to today’s industry requirements.

    1. Libby Reilly

      Thank you for your comment and congratulations on your accomplishments, James! We are very proud of you and happy that you are a part of the CSU family.