Western Global Ambassadors

Are you a new incoming student and want to know more about Western before you arrive? What is it like to be a student at Western? What are student classes like? How is life outside of the classroom? Where do they grab a cup of coffee in the morning?

The International and Exchange Student Centre is always looking to connect new international students with our current students to improve your Western experience. Our Western Global Ambassador program connects prospective and new incoming students with current upper-year students virtually for pre-arrival support.

Our Western Global Ambassadors are current upper-year students who come from different countries, speak a variety of languages, and pursue various majors and interests on campus. They are excited to talk to you, answer your questions and share with you a personal and informative connection to Western University. Chat with them online to know more about their first-hand experiences at Western!

Find your Global Ambassador by selecting a Faculty link below, or scroll through the profiles below to see who you would like to chat with:

Note: When you click on the "Contact Me" links, it should open a new message window with your email provider. If you have any difficulty with the contact links, please email iesc@uwo.ca

 

 



Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Xiaowen

Xiaowen

Studio Arts, 3rd year, Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Home Country: China
I Speak: Chinese

What I like most about Western:
I like Western because it isn't just my school. It is absolutely my home away from home. I feel so comfortable here and it wasn't as hard of an adjustment as I had thought it would be.

Things I enjoy doing:
I enjoy painting and meeting friends on the weekend.

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Rebecca

Rebecca

SASAH and English Literature, 3rd year, Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Home Country: Greece
I Speak: Greek, French, Italian

What I like most about Western:
What I like the most about Western is the strong sense of community the university strives to foster and the constant opportunities for active engagement and connection through the orientation programs and extracurricular clubs.

Things I enjoy doing:
I really love playing sports and going to the gym. I've been super into water polo this year, and intramurals have been a lot of fun.

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Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty has its own student ambassador program. Connect with them here: 
Faculty of Engineering student ambassadors 



Faculty of Health Sciences

Matthew

Matthew

Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, 3rd year

Home Country: Canada
I Speak: French

What I like most about Western:
I love Western because it is an accepting, inclusive and welcoming environment for all walks of life, whether you are a domestic or international student!

Things I enjoy doing:
Whenever I'm feeling stressed I love to head on over to Yoga Shack and practice Yoga - it is a relaxing, calming, rejuvenating activity that helps to restore my mental state. Also I have such a passion for the gastrointestinal sciences, so catch me reading some nerdy gut book!

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abdul

Abdulrahman:

Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, 3rd year

Home Country: Canada
I Speak: English

What I like most about Western:
The vibrant student community and the enchanting woodland that is scattered in and around campus!

Things I enjoy doing:
In my free time, I love hiking, playing soccer, and travelling.

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Faculty of Science

Chikaodili

Chikaodili

Medical Science, 3rd year, Faculty of Science/Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Home Country: Nigeria
I Speak: Igbo

What I like most about Western:
I love the Western student experience; there are many unique events and clubs — such as the Purple Fest, Orientation Week, International Week and the African Student Association — which cater to my diverse interests and provide opportunities to make new friends.

Things I enjoy doing:
In my spare time, I enjoy dancing with my dance team, watching movies at Western Film and discovering new food spots with my friends.

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Lucy

Lucy

Actuarial Science and Financial Economics, 3rd year, Faculty of Science

Home Country: Canada
I Speak: French

What I like most about Western:
I love the people here at Western the most. I’ve made such great memories with a diverse group of people I’m happy to call my friends!

Things I enjoy doing:
Working out and then going with friends to try new restaurants.

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Yutong

Leen (Yutong)

Genetics and Biochemistry, 4th year, Faculty of Science

Home Country: China
I Speak: Chinese

What I like most about Western:
I like the diversity that Western has and its great support for every student.

Things I enjoy doing:
When I'm not busy with school or studying, I enjoy hiking, exploring nature and working out.

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andaiye

Andaiye

Actuarial Science, 2nd year, Faculty of Science

Home Country: Barbados
I Speak: English

What I like most about Western:
I love the school spirit. Western also is a beautiful campus with a diverse student body that is purple and proud. 

Things I enjoy doing:
I enjoy watching tv shows and movies, reading, volunteering and finding new places to eat and have fun. 

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ruwan

Ruwan

HSP Genetics, 2nd year, Faculty of Science

Home Country: Canada, Egypt
I Speak: Arabic

What I like most about Western:
There is never a dull moment! Any time I'm bored there is always something to be a part of!

Things I enjoy doing:
I love playing team sports like volleyball and soccer, but I also love board games and art nights! 

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jenny

Jing (Jenny)

Computer Science, 3rd year, Faculty of Science

Home Country: China
I Speak: Chinese

What I like most about Western:
The people here. My classmates and the staff are smart and nice. They are always willing and pleased to share their knowledge, experiences, and resources, especially in the Computer Science department.

Things I enjoy doing:
I like Yoga and swimming to relax and reboot. Also, I enjoy cooking and makeup.

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Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Lara

Lara

Pathology, 3rd year, Faculty of Science/Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Home Country: Canada
I Speak: French and Turkish

What I like most about Western:
The student support from professors and classmates!

Things I enjoy doing:
I like to watch adventure/comedy movies, travel and learn about new cultures.

 

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Kate

Kate (Kyurim) Kim

Physiology, 3rd year, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Home Country: South Korea 
I Speak: Korean

What I like most about Western:
The incredible peers and staff I met at Western really enriched my student experience!

Things I enjoy doing:
I love to bake, workout and hang out with my friends!

 

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Tobiah

Tobiah

Medical Science, 4th year, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, 4th year

Home Country: Canada, Hong Kong 
I Speak: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)

What I like most about Western:
Western is a very diverse and supportive community. It provides us with many opportunities to promote personal development and to engage in meaningful connections with other students, faculty, and staff. 

Things I enjoy doing:
I enjoy listening to music, playing badminton or tennis, and going out with my friends to eat. 

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Megan

Megan

Medical Science, 3rd year, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Home Country: Canada, Hong Kong 
I Speak: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)

What I like most about Western:
There are so many ways to get involved in the Western community, whether it be volunteering, joining a club or taking part in intramural sport programs.

Things I enjoy doing:
I play the oboe, a woodwind instrument, in my spare time

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Faculty of Social Science

Qian

Qian

Management and Organizational Studies (MOS), 2nd year, Faculty of Social Science

Home Country: China
I Speak: Chinese

What I like most about Western:
Western is just like a small society, I can get help from all sides here.

Things I enjoy doing:
I really enjoy participating in various activities and acquiring learning and networking opportunities offered by Western.

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Hyunah (Anny):

Management and Organizational Studies (MOS), 3rd year, Faculty of Social Science

Home Country: Canada, South Korea
I Speak: Korean

What I like most about Western:
I like that Western is a close-knit community that consists of people from diverse backgrounds.

Things I enjoy doing:
I enjoy doing school work at Weldon Library, working out and spending time with friends on weekends.

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cindy

Cindy

Criminology and Sociology, 4th year, Faculty of Social Science 

Home Country: Canada
I Speak: Chinese

What I like most about Western:
The beautiful campus and the cultural diversity. I have met some amazing friends, staff, and professors here!

Things I enjoy doing:
Going for nature walks or hiking. Participating in various clubs and activities, watching movies and exploring new and exciting places.

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Yumna

Yumna:

Sociology, 4th year, Faculty of Social Science

Home Country: Pakistan
I Speak:English, Urdu, and Hindi

What I like most about Western:
The diverse and friendly people including students, staff, and professors helped create unforgettable memories for me here at Western. Everyone is warm and approachable.

Things I enjoy doing:
My interests vary depending on the kind of day I am having. Sometimes, I love to spend time with my friends, or participate in extracurricular activities or even stay at home to watch shows/movies on Netflix

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School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Cecilia

Cecilia

Chemistry, 3rd year PhD, Faculty of Science/School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Home Country: Mexico
I Speak: Spanish, French, Greek, Italian

What I like most about Western:
All the activities organized for international students. They really help you to connect with other students.

Things I enjoy doing:
Going to the Western Recreation Centre to do some exercise and then having lunch at Barakat.

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akshaya

Akshaya

Computer Science, 1st year Masters, Faculty of Science

Home Country: India 
I Speak: Tamil

What I like most about Western:
Western has always been happening and feels alive! as students we have access to a lot of facilities that we can make use of.

Things I enjoy doing:
Travelling and exploring places, painting, and music. 

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noor

Noor

Biology, 1st year Masters, Faculty of Science

Home Country: Canada 
I Speak: English

What I like most about Western:
I love that Western provides so many different clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities where students can become more involved with campus life and the surrounding London community. The university offers unique experiences for people of all backgrounds and different interests.

Things I enjoy doing:
I enjoy exploring the natural spaces, trails and parks around London, as well as trying new restaurants with friends.

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