Luckily for Nathan, however, the course went smoothly, a fact he attributes at least in part to his experience in the IB Diploma Programme at the British International School of Boston, a Boston private school.
"I think academically I was prepared," he said Wednesday. "I was definitely more prepared for the college classes than others."
Socially, Nathan said, moving from a small graduating class at BISB to a large university like Brigham Young was a big change. But he said he navigated the transition smoothly and is loving college life.
"BYU did a great job of helping me transition," he said. "The system they have in place, you do a lot of activities with the people in your hall, a lot of "get to know you" stuff. They really give you a lot of opportunities."
Nathan is continuing his studies of economics and finance, a career path he became interested in while studying at the British International School of Boston.