Nino Egli, Switzerland

Maseltrangen, Switzerland
NJC Program

What is your city/town known for? Is it different from Sterling?

I think the most special fact about my town is that there are more cows than humans there. On one side, it is kinda similar to Sterling because it is pretty isolated and it is a farming village, but on the other side it is very different because of the landscape and the people that live there.

If we could visit one place in your country, where would it be and why?

My favorite place in Switzerland is called Klöntal. This is a storage lake in the canton of Glarus. It is surrounded with mountains and it's just pure nature. I love that!

Did you always know you wanted to study in the U.S.?

No, definitely not! I thought about doing the normal academic way in Switzerland to become a teacher but then SportScholarship started talking to me and explained to me this way as a student athlete in America and I was amazed by this idea.

What were you excited or nervous about before you left?

I mean, it is a very big step for everyone. You leave your friends and family behind to go studying in another country. I was very nervous because I didn't know what I should expect from this.

Have you had a memorable moment at Northeastern?

I think for me personally, the most memorable at NJC was when we played our first games with the new team. For me, it was very special because it was the first time after my injury that I played soccer again and it just felt amazing.

What advice would you give another student thinking of studying in the U.S.?

My first advice would be to be open-minded to everything. You will find so many new friends and I think I can fairly say this will be an amazing time in your life.

Photo of Nino Egli, from Switzerland

What I love about Northeastern is definitely the community feeling and the feeling of comfort! It is such a small college, so everyone knows everyone! It is like a huge family.