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Pal Mentor Program

The PAL (Pre-Arrival Link) Mentor program is designed to assist incoming international students with their transition to student life in Canada. New students can choose a Mentor from the list below for guidance and advice. All of our PAL Mentors have previously experienced moving to Canada and becoming a Niagara College student, and understand the worries you might have and the struggles you might be facing. Get to know our Mentors by reading their biographies below. Let us be your guide!

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Campus: WellandNOTL
Program: EAPPost-Secondary
Raghav
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Welcome to Niagara College! I'm happy to help you.
Gurwinder
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Stefany
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Home Country: Venezuela
Speaks: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi, my name is Stefany and I am currently in the International Business Management graduate program here at NC. I have experience living with a Homestay, and I know what it’s like to feel homesick. I am here to help you in your transition to Canada. Welcome to Niagara College!
Larissa
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello everyone, My name is Larissa. I'm a PAL Mentor for the second time. I did it once before, I loved it, and now I'm doing it again! I'm in the BA- Marketing program, located in the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. I've been there in your position before, and now I want to help you to make your transition to NC and Canada easier. I look forward to chatting with you guys and meeting you at orientation!
Thuy
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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I am here to help you. Please message me if you have any concerns about coming to Niagara College!
SAGAR
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Li-Ting
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Home Country: Taiwan
Speaks: Chinese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
You Jin
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Home Country: South Korea
Speaks: English, Korean, Japanese
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello and welcome to Niagara College! My name is Youjin and I am currently in the Early Childhood Education program here at NC. I have experience living with a Homestay, and I know what it’s like to feel homesick. When I first came to Canada, I felt uneasy and anxious. Let me help make your transition to Canada easier. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

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Aman
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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You're going to love NC! Let me help you to get settled into life in Canada. I know what it's like to be new to this country, and want to share my experiences and knowledge with you.
Sumeet
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English,Hindi, Marathi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Anh
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
Ligia
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: Portuguese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
Selena
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Ana
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Home Country: Venezuela
Speaks: English, Spanish
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Don't worry, I'm here to help! I know what it's like to be new to this country and to Niagara College, and I want to help you feel comfortable with your transition. Please message me for guidance.
MIN HO
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Home Country: Korea
Speaks: Korean, Chinese, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Vinicius
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Bao
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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Welcome to Niagara College. My name is Bao, and I come from Vietnam. I am currently in EAP program at NC. I have experience living in a Homestay, and know what it's like to live in Canada. Let me help you to adapt to life in Canada easier. I hope to talk to you soon.
Jeaneth
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Tagalog, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Vy
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Diego
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: Portuguese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Linda
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Home Country: Ghana
Speaks: English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Vladyslav
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Home Country: Ukraine
Speaks: Russian, English, Ukrainian
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Ha
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
Anushree
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Marathi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Jodhbir
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Punjabi, Hindi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Ayonike
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Home Country: Nigeria
Speaks: Yoruba, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Juan
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Home Country: Colombia
Speaks: Spanish, English, Italian
Campus: NOTL
Program: EAP
Amandeep
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Paula
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Home Country: Colombia
Speaks: Spanish, Portuguese, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Gurleen
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Punjabi ,Hindi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Mandeep
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Marilia
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Home Country: Peru
Speaks: Spanish, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Pengfei
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Home Country: China
Speaks: English, Chinese
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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Don't worry, I'm here to help! I know what it's like to be new to this country and to Niagara College, and I want to help you feel comfortable with your transition. Please message me for guidance.
Randeep
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Komal
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello and welcome to Niagara College! My name is Komal and I am currently in the Engineering program here at NC. I have experience living in a rental and I know what it’s like to feel homesick. We've been there and we've handled that with the amazing helping tools that the college provided to us. Let me help make your transition to Canada easier. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Thuan
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
Aditya Amin
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Gujarat
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Alice
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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I'm a dynamic and responsible student. I want to help other students and improve my English skills. I can't wait to meet you!
Linh N
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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I am here to help you. Send me a message if you have any questions about Niagara College, life in Canada, or anything else that might be worrying you. Welcome!
Parav
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello everyone, welcome to Niagara College. I am currently enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering program. I have been here from December of 2016. When I arrived here I was puzzled and faced a lot of difficulties and looked for help. I decided to be a PAL Mentor to help you guys to transition to this new culture. This is my second time working as a PAL Mentor. I am looking forward to meet you. Welcome to Canada.
Jie
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Home Country: China
Speaks: English, Mandarin
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Vu
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Khang
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
Jada
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Home Country: Bahamas
Speaks: English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Diep
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
Jaspreet
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello friends, I am Jaspreet Singh, a mechanical engineering technician student at Niagara College. I came to Canada at the end of December 2016. At that time I was worrying about how to manage everything because I don't know who I need to talk to. Trust me, its hard to adjust to any new place but PAL mentors at Niagara College helped me to understand all the things that makes life easy in Canada. That's why I decided to become a PAL mentor for this coming term, to guide you and make your life easier and happier in Niagara College and in Canada. I'm excited to meet you. Good luck😊
Binitha
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Home Country: India
Speaks: Malayalam,Ttamil, Hindi, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Siddharth
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Hien
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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Welcome to Niagara College! My name is Hien. Let me know if you encounter any problems. I'm happy to help!
Jessica
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Yael
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Home Country: Mexico
Speaks: English, Spanish
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Soyon
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Home Country: South Korea
Speaks: English, Korean
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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What people are saying about the PAL Mentor Program

"Helping new students was a very good experience. Not long ago I was in the same situation as them. Most students arrive here without knowing anyone, from places where the culture is very different, and all this can be scary at first. Everything is new and different, and having someone to count on makes all that easier. I felt that I really helped my mentees, and I am glad that I was able to do that. The PAL Mentor program makes a positive difference in the new arrival students' life." —Larissa
"My PAL Mentor program experience was awesome, from training until orientation. I got the opportunity to meet international students and I like to send them emails; when they answer back it's amazing. I totally enjoyed orientation." —Aishwarya
"It's a great opportunity to make new friends from different countries." —Askhat
"The PAL Mentor Program keeps improving and it's helping new students even more than before. Every time it's like a new experience as a Mentor, you get all excited with the new mentees and can't wait to meet them and see them doing well in their new life. For the new students, it feels great to be able to count on someone, to have someone to ask questions to, and to have someone giving you some guidance, even more when it's by a person that was in your place before. I strongly recommend the PAL Mentor program!" —Larissa
"It was a great and a memorable experience. It's an awesome opportunity to make a lot of new friends. I hope I can volunteer again!" —Komal
"It was a great experience for me all around." —Parav
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