Meet your UA Global Ambassadors

2018-2019 UA Global Ambassadors

Contact your Global Ambassadors at uabuddyprogram@gmail.com

María Laura (Laura) Viale, Senior Global Ambassador

Home country: Argentina

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Florence, Italy (the best panini ever)

Most looking forward to as a GA: Knowing about different cultures and being able to make the process of being away from home a little less stressful.

Advice for new international students: Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions to anyone, talk to everybody and drink lots of water.

Anault Jean Allihien, Senior Global Ambassador

Home country: Ghana

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Sally, Senegal

Most looking forward to as a GA: I am looking to welcome students to the UA and make life long friends.

Advice for new international students: Be friendly and you'll make a lot of friends.

Adnan Ali

Home country: Pakistan

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Chincoteague Island, Virginia and Shandur, Pakistan

Most looking forward to as a GA: Looking forward to meet new friends from around the globe.

Advice for new international students: Get out there, meet new people and travel. If you like sports, do play the intramural.

Erika Andres

Home country: United States

Favorite Place You've Traveled: South Korea

Most looking forward to as a GA: I’m looking forward to learning the similarities and differences among the expanse of cultures we have here coming to the UA.

Advice for new international students: Communicating & making new friends may be hard at first, but never give up! Meeting and socializing with classmates can open many doors.

Amarsanaa (Amraa) Byambadorj

Home country: Mongolia

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Japan

Most looking forward to as a GA: To improve my public speaking and management (event organizing) skills.

Advice for new international students: Never be afraid to ask questions! Be positive, open and friendly! Eat healthy (cook at home!) and always exercise! Good luck!

Ruth (Ruthie) Byrnes

Home country: United States

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Edinburgh, Scotland

Most looking forward to as a GA: Getting the experience of working alongside some of the most driven people I've ever met, a well as with the Tucson community.

Advice for new international students: Go to every event possible and join lots of clubs!

Lily Chavez

Home country: U.S.A

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Costa Rica and Martinique!

Most looking forward to as a Global Ambassador: Learning about new cultures from all around the world all the while helping students find their home here on the UA campus!

Advice for new international students: Be open to trying new things and meeting new people. The UA has endless opportunities waiting for you to dive into!

Tzu-Han (Ainsley) Chung

Home country: Taiwan

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Cambridge, England

Most looking forward to as a GA: Meeting new faces.

Advice for new international students: Never be afraid to speak English and have fun!

Luciana Dahdah

Home country: United States

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Copenhagen, Denmark

Most looking forward to as a GA: Forming new friendships with people from around the world!

Advice for new international students: Get involved in different activities on campus to be able to fully immerse yourself in the American culture and stay hydrated!!

Mustafa Mamerji

Home country: Saudi Arabia

Favorite Place You've Traveled to: London

Most looking forward to as a GA: Assist in Events, Help International Students, Present for Study Abroad Programs.

Advice for new international students: Involvement in Freshman year.

 

Azzurria Salsabilla (Alsa) Munaqiah

Home country: Indonesia

Favorite Place You've Traveled to: South island of New Zealand.

Most looking forward to as a GA: I’m most looking forward to getting to know a lot of people with different cultures and making new experiences as a GA.

Advice for new international students: Step out of your comfort zone, be open to new things, reach out and talk to as many people as you can.

Dalal Radwan

Home country: Palestine

Favorite Place You've Traveled to: Poland, Finland, Turkey and now the US.

Most looking forward to as a GA: Having a great time meeting new students.

Advice for new international students: Bike, hike, enjoy Mexican food. It's once in a lifetime experience.

Leonela Sandoval

Home country: Mexico

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Maldives

Most looking forward to as a GA: Learn leadership, teamwork and help new students with their experience at the University of Arizona.

Advice for new international students: To get familiar with the campus before classes start and to use as much as possible every resource that the University offers.

Kiran John (Kiran) Sardar, Senior Global Ambassador

Home country: Pakistan

Favorite Place You've Traveled to: Mauritius

Most looking forward to as a GA: Meeting new people; improving my leadership and organizational skills.

Advice for new international students: Engage regularly in activities and events on campus and especially those organized by ISS.

Bryn Deana Sharp

Home country: United States of America

Favorite Place You've Traveled to: Chile

Most looking forward to as a GA: Getting to know new people and make new friends!

Advice for new international students: Involve yourself in as many positive and healthy activities as possible, and live life to the fullest!

Talia Sherman

Home country: United States of America

Favorite Place You've Traveled to: Israel

Most looking forward to as a GA: Getting to know new people and learning about their different cultures.

Advice for new international students: It will be hard in the beginning, but just always smile and think positively and I promise everything will fall into place!

Shannon Strong

Home country: USA

Favorite Place You've Traveled to: Torres del Paine National Park in Chile!

Most looking forward to as a GA: I’m looking forward to learning more about different cultures around the world and making new friends.

Advice for new international students: Push yourself out of your comfort zone and get involved in things that interest you like clubs or sports on campus.

Julian Verduzco

Home country: Mexico

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Mexico City

Most looking forward to as a GA: I’m looking forward to meeting new people from different countries.

Advice for new international students: Be yourself and be excited to meet new people.

Yinuo Wang

Home country: China

Favorite Place You've Traveled: LA

Most looking forward to as a GA: Teamwork and learn.

Advice for new international students: Be confident and trust yourself.

Ling Yang

Home Country: China

Favorite Place You've Traveled: Kyoto, Japan

Most looking forward to as a GA: Helping all the international student to have a wonderful life on UA and sharing my experiences.

Advice for new international students: The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.