Western Global Ambassadors

What is it like to be student at Western? Where do our students have their classes? How’s life outside of classroom? Where do they grab a cup of coffee in the morning?

The International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC) is always looking for new ways to connect new international students with our current students to improve your Western experience.

Our Western Global Ambassadors are current upper-year students that 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!

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Xiaowen

Xiaowen

Studio Arts, 3rd year

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 there and it was as hard of an adjustment as I had thought it would be.

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

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Shanlin

Shanlin

Visual Art, 4th year

Home Country: China
I Speak: Chinese

What I like most about Western:
The attitude that school shows to us; never give up.

Things I enjoy doing:
Be yourself, be your own saviour.

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Sabrina

Sabrina

Women’s studies & First Nations Studies, 4th year

Home Country: Canada
I Speak: English

What I like most about Western:
Western has a great social atmosphere and is full of opportunities to expand your worldview and get involved in different communities.

Things I enjoy doing:
I love travelling and the arts (singing, dancing, writing), but my dearest love is definitely food!

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Faculty of Science

Chikaodili

Chikaodili

Medical Science, 3rd year

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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Yutong

Leen (Yutong)

Genetics and Biochemistry, 4th year

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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Lucy

Lucy

Actuarial Science and Financial Economics , 3rd year

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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Kate

Kate (Kyurim)

Medical Science, 3rd year

Home Country: South Korea
I Speak: Korean

What I like most about Western:
I've met so many incredible peers and staff at Western. Aside from the amazing academic program, the social aspect really enriched my experience as a student.

Things I enjoy doing:
I'm still surprisingly keeping up with my 2017 new years resolution and been going to the gym a lot! I feel like it really helped with both my physical and mental health.

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Ravneet

Ravneet

Neuroscience, 5th year

Home Country: India
I Speak: Punjabi

What I like most about Western:
I love that Western has a community that is very welcoming and opening for people who might be in a very unfamiliar environment, and that if you go out there and connect with others, there's something for everyone at Western!

Things I enjoy doing:
I enjoy trying new food and exploring restaurants or attempting activities (like rock climbing, zumba, etc) with my friends!

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Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Lara

Lara

Pathology, 3rd year

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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Sharif

Sharif

Physiology, 4th year

Home Country: Iraq
I Speak: Arabic

What I like most about Western:
My favourite thing about Western is the community: I love meeting new people!

Things I enjoy doing:
In my free time, I enjoy playing squash and reading books.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Roha

Roha

Health Studies, 4th year

Home Country: Pakistan
I Speak: Urdu and Hindi

What I like most about Western:
I love the hidden tunnels throughout the campus that make going back and forth between buildings so much better on cold snowy days!

Things I enjoy doing:
I enjoy cooking, baking, running, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.

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Yunhe

Yunhe

Kinesiology, 2nd year

Home Country: China
I Speak: Chinese

What I like most about Western:
Everything! Purple and proud!

Things I enjoy doing:
Dance and music make my life colourful.

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Anisah H.

Anisah

Health Studies, 4th year

Home Country: Canada
I Speak: French and Gujarati

What I like most about Western:
I love our beautiful campus that contains so many welcoming and friendly staff and students as well as countless opportunities to be involved and make a difference on both a local and global scale...and The Spoke bagels of course!

Things I enjoy doing:
Travelling, reading, learning new things and exploring new places (and food)!

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Faculty of Social Science

Sanskriti

Sanskriti

International Relations, 4th year

Home Country: India
I Speak: Tamil

What I like most about Western:
My favourite thing about Western is the holistic student experience it offers, both academically and socially.

Things I enjoy doing:
I enjoy playing guitar, dancing, a good book, and experiencing new cultures.

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Qian

Qian

MOS, 2nd year

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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Hengyu

Hengyu

MOS, 2nd year

Home Country: China
I Speak: Chinese

What I like most about Western:
Western is a fantastic place for people who are attracted by the beauty of nature as a university located in the forest city, London.

Things I enjoy doing:
Go for an adventure, discover how amazing are those forest surrounding our school.

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Faculty of Engineering

Christopher

Christopher

Software Engineering, 2nd year

Home Country: Canada
I Speak: French, Greek

What I like most about Western:
Western has an amazing student life (especially within engineering!) There are a lot of different activities to get involved in including our build teams, the musical, the UES and more!

Things I enjoy doing:
I enjoy reading, travelling, sleeping and getting involved in the Western community!

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School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Cecilia

Cecilia

Chemistry, 3rd year PhD

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 student.

Things I enjoy doing:
Going to Western Rec Centre to do some exercise and then have lunch at Barakat.

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Sanduni

Sanduni

Anatomy and Cell Biology, 2nd year Masters of Research Science

Home Country: Sri Lanka
I Speak: Sinhala

What I like most about Western:
Our beautiful campus and the diverse student body.

Things I enjoy doing:
Playing Frisbee at the Gibbons park and trying new restaurants in London every weekend!

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