ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) -- Another university opened its doors this week in the Wausau area. Classes got underway at Globe University in Rothschild on Monday. It's the 5th Globe University to open it's doors in Wisconsin.
23 year old Amanda Stezenski isn't a first time college student.
"I went to the University of Stevens Point for 4 years actually and I was a major in English. It really wasn't for me, and I always wanted to work with animals."
That's why she enrolled in Globe University's Veterinary Technology program at the Wausau Campus. School leaders say it's one of the most popular programs, with about 40% of the nearly 200 students currently enrolled.
The new campus offers 2 and 4 year degrees in business, medical, and technological fields. The campus director says, so far, they're seeing a wide variety of students.
"It's a very wide breath," said Adam Smrcka. "We have a scholarship program that allows high school students to take some free classes in their senior year. So we have 17 year olds here that are just about to graduate, all the way up to senior citizens who are taking classes for free as well."
He says the school offers a hands-on, personal approach to learning. There's about 20 full time instructors, giving each class a more intimate feel.
"A lot of people say, I was in a 400 seat lecture hall and I just felt like a number. Here, I have 10 other students in class. They're just really happy and it's really fun to see them be successful in an environment that's more conducive to them personally doing well."
Stezenski added, "The classes are very small, and they're very laid back too. I just feel more comfortable commenting and asking questions."
Another unique thing about Globe University is that they operate on a quarterly schedule, not semester. New classes start every 3 months, which will give potential new students more opportunities to enroll.