Choosing a college is always a difficult decision, but for Jakarta, Indonesia, native Mohammad Ali, it was a true leap of faith. Where to go? What to study? Someone suggested Johnson & Wales University's Providence Campus to him. Although he had never heard of the school — or the state, for that matter — he started doing his research. He read about the school and the Providence area, and he watched a virtual tour of the campus. Surrounded by the tropical heat and noise of Jakarta, he began to picture what life would be like halfway around the world. “I looked it up. I loved the city, I loved the state,” he said. He decided to apply.