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2013-01-05 00:00:05

Jamaican Student Getting Accustomed to Quiet & Snow in Vilnius

keishaingram January 5th, the daily Lithuanian newspaper, "Lietuvos Rytas," published a full-page interview with MRU Master's Degree student Keisha Ingram from Jamaica, who noted that the snow in Vilnius is whiter and cleaner than that in the U.S.

She also said her first impression of Vilnius is a city full of history and culture.  Fellow travelers on a bus don't converse and there is no loud music blaring from passing cars.

Keisha was forced to buy gloves, a shawl and warm sweaters to tackle the cold climate of Lithuania during winter months.

Having come to Lithuania after recommendations from friends in Cape Town, she found the cold weather hard to get used to and caught a cold.

But Keisha, an engineer, said she is very much interested in the subject she is studying - e-Business Management.

Although she planned to study in the U.K. (Liverpool), she changed her mind when she added up tuition and cost of living expenses. She found that studying at Mykolas Romeris University was more attractive.

Searching for information on the Internet, she said she became convinced that MRU is very modern University. And, it's cheaper to live in Lithuania.

All her courses at MRU are taught in English, but Keisha said she is also attending Lithuanian language courses.

Living in a foreign country it's useful to learn that country's language, she says. "In addition, knowing another language I can show respect to the country in which I live," she added.

For now, Keisha thinks that she may be the only Jamaican living in Vilnius.

"In the near future there should be more students from the Caribbean countries coming (to Lithuania)," she said.