Admitted Student Profiles


Joanthony Hernandez

University: Concord University

High School: Colegio Santo Domingo

Major: Sports Management

Why did you choose your university?

I wanted to further my education in a place where I feel like home and this place is just like my second home. From the university staff to the coaches, they are just like my family, really in love with this place!

What is your favorite thing at your university?

Honestly, everything here is just like a dream come true! Teammates, Teachers, Staff, absolutely everything, can complain at all!

What is your least favorite thing at your university?

There is nothing I can tell is my least favorite thing. Obviously I do miss my parents and my beautiful country, but this place has been so good to me that right know I feel just like at home.

What activities are you involved in at school?

Besides education I’m part of Concord Baseball team. Teammates and coaches are one of a kind! They are the type of people you always want to be around.

What do you wish you had known about studying in the U.S. before going?

At first I was a bit afraid of leaving my country and start a new chapter in my life, just like everyone, but as soon as I got here I realize that this is what I wanted. Thanks to Mick Wigal and all his advice and information I was able to make my dream come true.

What advice do you have for other Dominican students interested in studying in the U.S.?

The best advice I could give is to never leave school! There is no reason to drop out of school to do sports. I never droppe out of school and here I`m furthering my education and playing the game I love.

What do you most miss about home?

¡My Family! At first its hard, but as time goes, you start to feel like at home and your life changes in a lot of different ways. Its not only about school or sport, but also about your formation as an adult and a professional.

What cultural differences do you notice between the U.S. and Dominican Republic?

Its huge! Not only do you get to know U.S culture, but cultures from around the world. So far I’v met students and athletes from Korea, Japan, England, Vietnam, Africa, China. It’s amazing how huge the cultural differences are.