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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!

Lauren
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
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Welcome to Niagara College! I look forward to helping you.
Hoa
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
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Welcome to Niagara College! I'm happy to help you.
Jaspreet
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
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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😊
Landry
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Home Country: Camaroon
Speaks: English, French
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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!
Alice
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
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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!
Stefany
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Home Country: Venezuela
Speaks: English, Spanish, Portuguese
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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!
Linh N
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
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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!
Larissa
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
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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!
Mohit
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
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I'm excited to get to know you better. Please message me for assistance, I'm happy to help!
You Jin
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Home Country: South Korea
Speaks: English, Korean, Japanese
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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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Parav
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
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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.
Sarah
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese, Russian
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Welcome to NC! My name is Sarah, and I am currently in EAP program here. I am here to help you. Send me a message if you have any questions. I am looking forward to seeing you :)
Maneet
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
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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.
Kristina
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Home Country: Albania
Speaks: English, Albanian, Italian, Turkish, German, Spanish
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I love computer programming, but I also love attending social activities. I am very friendly and easy going and in my free time I love going out biking or hiking. See you soon! Looking forward to meeting you!
Pragati
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Marathi
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Welcome to Niagara College! I'm happy to help you.
Komal
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi
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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!
Pengfei
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Home Country: China
Speaks: English, Chinese
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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.
Thuy
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
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I am here to help you. Please message me if you have any concerns about coming to Niagara College!
Ana
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Home Country: Venezuela
Speaks: English, Spanish
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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.
Aishwarya
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
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You are stronger than you think! In my perception, FEAR is Forget Everything And Rise.
Raghav
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi
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Welcome to Niagara College! I'm happy to help you.
Aman
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
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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.
Luis
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Home Country: Mexico
Speaks: English, Spanish, French
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Welcome to Niagara College! I'm happy to help you.
Qianyun
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Home Country: China
Speaks: English, Chinese
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Welcome to Niagara College! I'm happy to help you.
Bao
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
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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.
Vatsal
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Gujarati
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My name is Vatsal. I am in engineering program here at NC. I have experience living with a Homestay, i know what it is like feel homesick. Let me help make your transition to Canada easier. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Hao
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Home Country: China
Speaks: English, Mandarin
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Welcome to NC! My name is Hao, and I am currently in the EAP program here. I have experience living in St.Catharines, & I know how to get through the transition period easier. I am looking forward to seeing you!
Askhat
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Home Country: Kazakhstan
Speaks: English, Russian
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I have been studying here for 2 years and can share the experience that I gained throughout these years. I will do my best to make your stay in Canada and study at NC as smooth as possible.
Baljit
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
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Welcome to Niagara College! My name is Baljit Singh, and I come from Punjab, India. I am currently in a Post-Grad Program at NC in Level 3. I can provide information about the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus and programs. Let me help you to adapt to life in Canada easier. I hope to talk to you soon.
Michelle
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: English, Filipino
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I'm excited to get to know you better. Please message me for assistance, I'm happy to help!
Mayank
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi
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Welcome to Niagara College! I'm happy to assist you.
Cosmas
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Home Country: Nigeria
Speaks: English
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My name is Cosmas but people call me Christmas, I enjoy helping people!
Lily
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Japanese
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I am an out-going person who enjoys helping people to fit in with their new environment.
Chidinma
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Home Country: Nigeria
Speaks: English
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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.
Joseph
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi
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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.
Linh H
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
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Hello and welcome to Niagara College! My name is Linh Hoang. You can call me Chloe. I can speak both Vietnamese and English. I am currently in the ESL program here at NC. I have experience living in a rent house, and I know what it’s like to feel homesick. It is really hard when you first begin in the different country without your family. Let me help make your transition to Canada easier. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Hyun
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Home Country: Korea
Speaks: English, Korean
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I'm excited to get to know you better. Please message me for assistance, I'm happy to help!
Hien
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
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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!
Raman
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
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Hello and welcome to Niagara college! My name is Raman Kalsiya and I'm currently enrolled in hospitality management- hotel and restaurant operations program in NC. I am from New Delhi, India and have been through everything that a future student can expect in a new country. Let me help make your transition to Canada easier! I look forward to speaking to you soon.
Gagandeep
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Punjabi, Hindi
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Welcome to Niagara College! I'm happy to help you.

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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 L., PAL Mentor
"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 M., PAL Mentor
"It's a great opportunity to make new friends from different countries." —Askhat Z., PAL Mentor
"I enjoyed my time in this program. I met new people and shared my Niagara College experience with them. I met students from different countries, and most importantly I made many new friends." —Anterdeep S., PAL Mentor
"I was glad to meet and help many new students. I hope I can become a volunteer again." —Huyen H., PAL Mentor
"It was a great experience for me all around." —Parav S., PAL Mentor
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