BY AMANDA FELDSTEIN
Sophomore Jake Bentwood is an international business management major from Manchester, England having the time of his life at Lynn even though he is far from home.
Bentwood originally traveled to Lynn to play soccer for the Fighting Knights. While that part of his life has ended, he did not let that hold him back from enjoying his college experience and taking full advantage of Lynn’s resources.
Bentwood feels that his decision to attend Lynn was due to one major factor. “No university that got in touch with me gave me that ‘wow factor’ until Lynn,” said Bentwood.
The original “wow factor” that Lynn provided Bentwood with still impresses him today. He has been given many opportunities while attending this institution, and it continues to be one of his favorite parts about it.
He enjoys many other aspects of South Florida and the Lynn population.
“The weather [is nice] and the community sort of feel around Boca feels like home,” said Bentwood.
Like many others, Bentwood misses home, but he has adjusted well and considers America a second home. He uses FaceTime to connect with his friends and family in England as well as associating with fellow English students.
America has entered his heart but in his opinion it is not very similar to England.
“America is much more modernized,” said Bentwood.
Bentwood did not hesitate to talk about why he loves Manchester.
“Manchester is the football capital of the world, in my opinion,” Bentwood added.
Speaking of soccer, Bentwood had the privilege of representing his country in the 19 Maccabiah Games, also known as the Jewish Olympics, in the summer of 2013. He found that experience to be one of his greatest and prideful moments, and loves sharing his memories with others.
Bentwood has two years left at Lynn and is currently an employee for the Office of Admission.