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Sean Murray '22

Sean Murray '22

Panama City, Panama

Engineering  | Music

Get all of your paperwork done. That’s the hard part.

Sean Murray first heard about Doane University from a Nebraskan couple that attended his church in Panama. Always interested in studying in the United States, Sean talked to the couple, then his parents, and then Doane advisors to begin his journey.

“The people in the admission center were really good with me,” Sean says. “They helped me a lot. They were always in contact. They really helped me dealing with my visa.” Sean is studying engineering at Doane. He plans on working for a few years in the United States after graduation, then taking his skills back to Panama to try and help his home country.


“I’d like working both sides if I can, making connections, so I can help on both sides.”


When he’s not studying engineering, you can find Sean in the music room, practicing drums. A member of the concert and jazz bands, Sean says he plays music to have fun and make friends.

“I really like to be in the band and jazz band because I get along with all the students and I talk to them and play with them, the thing I like to do.”


Sean recommends that any foreign student who wants to attend Doane should get all their paperwork in order. “That’s the difficult part.”


“If you’re looking for a University in the United States, I would recommend a small university because the transition will be hard if you go to a large university. Trust yourself. Trust how you feel. Yeah, just go and try it.”

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