International Student Embraces Her Roots During Hispanic Heritage Month

Student Karla Henriquez is embracing an exciting new season of life as she applies the knowledge she’s gained through international domestication and travel toward her goal of earning her International Business degree at Keiser University’s West Palm Beach Flagship campus.

A native of El Salvador and transfer student from Keiser University’s San Marcos, Nicaraguan campus, Henriquez is applying her extensive cultural and travel experiences toward her pursuit of business success.

“As a non-stop learner, I wanted to live the Flagship Campus experience because of its academic and cultural diversity. I enjoy being challenged academically and gaining new perspectives and have discovered the subjects that most thrill me as I work toward what I want to accomplish in life,” said Henriquez who plans to develop a plant-based line of healthy supplements after graduation. “I love the amiability and cordiality of staff members, and most of the friends I have made are unique, friendly, and open-minded, and since most of us have different nationalities, we enjoy getting to know each other as we expand our cultural knowledge,” she said.

When asked what she’d recommend to other students who are striving to realize their goals, Henriquez reflected.Be bold and courageous enough to follow your dreams and accomplish your goals no matter the obstacles,” she smiled.

Designed to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success, Hispanic Heritage Month highlights a variety of documents, exhibits, films, blog posts and more that highlight Hispanic culture.

Keiser University’s business degree programs offer quality education with student success in mind. Our instructors are committed to flexibility and excellence through individualized instruction and hands-on training. At Keiser University, our programs place an emphasis on strengthening students’ current skills and honing new skills vital to professional and personal success in the business field. We offer business degrees at a variety of levels, including associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral. Our degrees can be pursued online or on campus.

Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University currently offers more than 100 degrees from associates to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and was ranked No. 5 in the U.S. in Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Reports in 2022. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution. For more information, visit

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