Make The Connection

January 4, 2023 | By Marcos Crespo ’23

During his semester studying at the University of Technology Sydney, Ohio Wesleyan student Nathan Zuniga ’25 visits the Kiama Blowhole, a seaside lava tube in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia. (Photos courtesy of Nathan Zuniga)

Major Insights

Ohio Wesleyan Student Studies Physics/Engineering in Sydney, Australia

OWU fraternity brothers Jonathan Munroe ’24 (left) and Nathan Zuniga ’25 visit Wollongong, a coastal city south of Sydney, during their time in Australia.

Name: Nathan Zuniga ’25
Hometown: Clinton, North Carolina 
Majors: Physics with 3-2 Engineering 
High School: Sampson Early College High School
OWU Connection Experience: Studying abroad at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia

Why I Chose this Experience 

“Australia has been my biggest dream since I was a little kid. I was amazed by its landscapes, the people, the animals, and their way of life.

“When I saw an opportunity to go, I knew that the universe was telling me to go, so I went and didn’t look back.”

The Benefits of Studying Abroad

“By attending the University of Technology Sydney, I was able to obtain a more in-depth insight into my major, which will ultimately allow me to become a more well-rounded individual in the physics/engineering world. …

“By studying abroad, I was able to experience new places and cultures, make friends from all over the world, and obtain a global perspective.”

My Favorite Moment 

“Going to the beach with my friends. When we go, we are surfing, paddle boarding, and enjoying the sunset view from the beach. …

“I was fortunate enough to travel to Australia with my fraternity brother Jonathan Munroe ’24.”

Why I Chose Ohio Wesleyan 

“I chose OWU because I enjoy the small college community. I am able to meet many people and not feel like a stranger among my peers.

“OWU is a home away from home since everyone gets treated with love and respect.” 

My Plans After Graduation

“I plan to leave my mark on the world by shaping the future through engineering.”