International Student Services

 

International Mentor Program

Become involved with mentoring other international students.

Each year the Office of International Student Services selects exceptional international students to lead as International Peer Mentors. Undergraduate and graduate students are selected and paired with new international student mentees. Our mentors are each unique and diverse in their own way, studying various majors and coming from countries all over the world.


Mission

The International Mentor Program at Adelphi University is designed to have international student leaders serve as peer mentors and guide new international students through key adjustment periods. Incoming students may experience culture shock, homesickness, and have trouble building new support systems in the United States. During this time, our peer mentors provide relevant information, opportunities, and programming to aid in their transition and help with student success inside and outside of the classroom.


Goals

  • To gain the necessary knowledge of Adelphi University services and opportunities
  • To develop meaningful relationships with the campus community including administration, faculty and peers
  • To develop and implement a program designed with a global perspective for the cultural community
  • To develop students with the tangible leadership skills necessary for student success
  • To create a support system that empowers students to reach their potential and step out of their comfort zones
  • To bring the diverse Adelphi University community together and have fun while doing so!

 Meet Our Team

Supervisor

Wendy BadalaWendy Badala
Director of International Student Services and Interfaith Center, PDSO/RO
p – 516.877.4990
e – wbadala@adelphi.edu

 

Elvis Cutinho
Graduate Assistant
Major: M.B.A. in finance
Home Country: India
e – ecutinho@mail.adelphi.edu


Undergraduate International Peer Mentors

Akosua Okoampah
Undergraduate Student
Major: Biology
Home Country: Ghana
e – konaduakosuaokoamp@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “I love soccer and my favorite place on campus is the CRS. You’ll normally find me in the library during the day and in the CRS at night, either watching a game or working out.”

Khang Dang
Undergraduate Student
Major: Business
Home Country: Vietnam
e – khangdang@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “My name is Khang Dang, but sometimes I go by the name Kail. I am currently a senior majoring in Computer Science, expecting to graduate in Spring 2019. I enjoy playing games, folding origami, coding, and eating good food. My favorite hangout places are Post Hall 2nd Floor Lounge, and Nexus Rooftop. I am also a fan of Marvel and Star Wars movies.” 

Aman Ahmed
Undergraduate Student
Major: Business
Home Country: India
e – amanahmed@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “Feels like a freshman struggling to live life independently, channelizing the anxiety and restlessness into positive energy and constructive work is key. Getting involved on campus will give us all an additional purpose and help build our social and professional network.” 

Khanh Ling Nguyen
Undergraduate Student
Major: Marketing
Home Country: Vietnam
e – khanhlinhnguyen@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “I’m a talkative person as well as a listener, so you can expect me talking about all the topics in life as well as sincerely listening to everyone’s story and problems. Reach out to me whenever you feel like for a healthy and pleasant conversation and trust me, Adelphi is a really good school, and the more time you spend with it, the more you will figure it out.” 

Fabian Sealey
Undergraduate Student
Major: Physics
Home Country: Guyana
e – fabiansealey@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “I would like to travel Europe to pursue my master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and my hobbies include reading, bike riding, badminton and table tennis. I love meeting new people, learning from them as well as helping them because I know what it’s like to be in an entirely new environment.” 

Sikandar Shahzad
Undergraduate Student
Major: Computer Science
Home Country: Pakistan
e – sikandarshahzad@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “I understand what an international student goes through when they have to study and live in a completely different environment. My goal is to help them and be there for them when they are confused or having a hard time dealing with their problems.” 


Graduate International Peer Mentors

Chenyang Su (Kris)
Graduate Student
Major: Computer Science
Home Country: China
e – chenyangsu@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “I have tremendous amount of good memories at Adelphi and my most favorite part of Adelphi is our little animal neighborhoods like the cute bunnies and stealthy squirrels.”

Ruhi Kaila
Graduate Student
Major: Biology
Home Country: India
e – ruhikaila@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “My experiences on campus have been amazing so far and I love going to different events that happen around the campus as well as off campus which helps me to network with various people across various cultures.” 

Gia Han Nguyen (Sisi)
Graduate Student
Major: MBA Program
Home Country: Vietnam
e – nguyengiahannguyen@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “The thing I love doing at Adelphi is hanging out with my friends on the rooftop in Nexus as well as enjoy the sunshine while sitting at the lawn and doing my homework.” 

Samrat Malik
Graduate Student
Major: MBA Marketing
Home Country: India
e – samratmalik@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “I breathe marketing and business and also have my own leather goods brand which goes by the name of Dermisindia. I am a gym and automotive enthusiast and love interacting with and understanding diverse cultures around the globe.”

Naifu Jin
Graduate Student
Major: MBA Program
Home Country: China
e – naifujin@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “Adelphi takes into the American conversation and is an amazing place to study, work and live. Right now, I am ready to help others enjoying this perfect community.” 

Vikram Dishor
Graduate Student
Major: Finance
Home Country: India
e – vikramdishor@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “Best thing about Adelphi are the opportunities I can get after completing my degree from here because of its reputation. I also work at AUI, catch me at post hall lounge.” 

Xinwei Chen (Vivi)
Graduate Student
Major: Marketing
Home Country: China
e – xinweichen@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “Best thing about Adelphi is getting to know the new people around as well as my friends, mentees as they are the constant supply of my daily energy. If you meet me on campus, just come and say hi!” 

Yashika Sharma
Graduate Student
Major: Management of Technology
Home Country: India
e – yashikasharma@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “Adelphi has a beautiful campus to enjoy throughout all seasons and my personal favorite is winter because of the snow. My reason to become an international mentor was to help and accommodate international students in their new life in a different country and more so with a different culture. You guys might not see me often on campus as I work with Adelphi Technology team which is located in the HHE basement, so make sure to catch up and I’m always happy to help.” 

Zice Yu (Vicky)
Graduate Student
Major: MBA Program
Home Country: China
e – ziceyu@mail.adelphi.edu
Bio: “I love playing the cello and table tennis and my favorite place on campus is the gym. I am an international student with a sense of belonging as I took part in a lot of campus activities. Whenever I feel stressed, I go to the gym and run.” 

 

For further information, please contact:

Office of International Student Services
p – 516.877.4990
e – internationalstudentservices@adelphi.edu

 
 
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