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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
Tran
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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Hi there, my name is Tran, you can call me Tracee as well. I am eager to make friends and help others.
Jacobo
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Home Country: Mexico
Speaks: Spanish, English
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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Welcome to Niagara College. My name is Jacobo, I come from México. I am currently in EAP program at NC. Let me help you to adapt to life in Canada easier. I hope to talk to you soon.
My Linh
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Welcome new students! My name is Linh and I am from Vietnam. I'm studying in Business Administration - Accounting program (Co-op). Studying in Niagara College will be interesting and challenging, but I gained lot of experience and new friends from multiple cultures. That why I decided to become a PAL mentor for helping other students. I am very excited to assist if you have any questions or concerns.
Nelian
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Filipino (Tagalog, Hiligaynon, Bisaya), English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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I am delighted to welcome you all to Niagara College! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. I am more than happy to assist.
NavKiran
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Home Country: UAE
Speaks: Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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I am NavKiran Singh Welcome to Niagara College Canada NOTL campus. I come from UAE, and I would say that anything you are concerned about and need any kind of help, do not hesitate; I will be happy to assist you.
Miro
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: English, Arabic, Filipino
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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I'm Miro, International Student taking up Gerontology Program in Niagara College, Welland Campus. I'm here to help you with your transition in Canada. Feel free to ask me questions, I can help in English, Arabic and Filipino.
Rochelle
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Filipino, English, Japanese, Arabic
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi! I’m Rochelle! 😊 Welcome to Niagara College! 🤝 I’ve been here since last year. I took Nutrition course for my first program and currently I’m enrolled in Gerontology, a post-graduate course for international Nurses like me. 👩🏻⚕️Niagara College 🏫 has been a great help for me to grow not only as an individual but also as a professional. 👱🏻♀️Feel free to contact me whenever you need help. 👋🏻 Just message me if you have any concern here in Niagara College. 👌🏻
Abhaypartap
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Home Country: India
Speaks: Hindi, Punjabi, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello friends, I am Abhaypartap Singh Chahal, a mechanical engineering technician student at Niagara College. I came to Canada at the end of December 2017. At that time I was worried about how to manage everything because I didn'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 make 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 at Niagara College and in Canada. I'm excited to meet you.😊😊
Sumeet
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Marathi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello, my name is Sumeet and I am currently in the Industrial Automation post graduate program here at NC.
I am a PAL Mentor for the second time. I did it once before, I loved it, and now I'm doing it again. I know what it's like to be new to this country, and also want to share my experiences to guide you and make your life easier and happier in Niagara College and get settled into life in Canada.. I'm excited to meet you. I am look forward to speak with you soon!
Welcome to Canada. Good luck
Linh (Jane)
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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I’m here to help you. Do not hesitate to message me if you have any concerns about Niagara College. I can help both in English and Vietnamese.
Thuy
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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I am here to help you. Please message me if you have any concerns about coming to Niagara College!
Vy
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: English, Vietnamese
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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I'm Vy Trinh from Vietnam, but you can call me Charlie. I'm here to make your transaction from Canada to Niagara College easier. Anything you are concerned about, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Goerlyn
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Tagalog, Cebuano, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello there 😊 First off, Welcome to Canada and Welcome to Niagara College! Feel free to call me "Goerge" 😊 I would want you to enjoy this journey as much as I did so, please do not hesitate to ask and I will be happy to answer all your queries. xO
Linh
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello! My name is Linh and I’m from Vietnam. This will be my second term studying in Mechanical Engineering (Co-op). I love my program so much as faculties and staff are so friendly and passionate with teaching and helping current students to be successful in both academic and professional field. I hope you will be enjoying your program here in NC.
Likewise, If you are a soccer-player and you are desperate to kick the ball, keep me in your contact and I will have the whole team waiting to greet you. Please don’t be afraid to reach out for help because you’re already a part of our family.
Cedric
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Filipino (Tagalog, Waray), English, Chinese (Fookien)
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello all! I’m excited to meet you and make new contacts. Hopefully I can share with you my experiences of moving and adjusting to Canada. Feel free and message me if you have any concerns regarding finding a place to stay, locating groceries and conveniences, school life, etc., or if you just need someone to talk to. I would be glad to help. :)
Syed
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Home Country: Bangladesh
Speaks: Bengali, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello and welcome to Niagara College! My name is Syed and I’m from Bangladesh. I am currently in the Human Resources Management program here at NC. My journey at Niagara College has been an incredible one and I have been able to do things I never imagined myself doing before. I'm sure it is going to be the same for you as well.
Shiela
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Tagalog, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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I am NC International student from the Philippines taking Business-Sales and Marketing program. I can help you make your transition to Canada and Niagara College. I can speak in English and Tagalog.
Andres
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Home Country: Mexico
Speaks: Spanish, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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My name is Andres Marino, I come from Mexico and I am taking the Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations. I like cycling, cinematography and craft beer and I love to play the guitar. (No, I don’t wear a sombrero).
Rushali
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Home Country: India
Speaks: Hindi, Bengali, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi, I am Rushali from India. I am currently studying Computer Programming at Niagara college Welland campus. I speak 3 languages which includes English, Hindi and Bengali. Excited to meet and help all future NC international students.
Avantika
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Home Country: India
Speaks: Hindi, Punjabi, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hey, my name is Avantika Pokhriyal. I am from India. There I did my bachelors from University of Delhi. I came to Canada in 2017 and joined Niagara College for Jan intake. I took International Business Management (post-graduation certificate course), and now I am doing Human Resource Management (post-graduation certificate course). I am in Niagara-on-the-Lake campus. I work as a baker at Tim Hortons.
Andressa
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi and welcome to Niagara College! I am a Culinary Management student at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus. I also lived abroad before coming to Canada but the amazing PAL Mentor that I met here made the transition to this new reality and to the College life a lot easier! So now I am here to help you with any doubts and questions that you may have. We can talk in English, Portuguese and Spanish, so do not be afraid to contact me! :)
Dong Hun
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Home Country: South Korea
Speaks: Korean, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hey guys!! Welcome to Niagara College.
Lets Rock N Roll this Journey together to make our dreams come true.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you need any help!!
We are always here for you guys.
Let's find a solution together!! :))
Askhat
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Home Country: Kazakhstan
Speaks: English, Russian
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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My name is Askhat, I am an international student from Kazakhstan, and I speak Russian and English. Currently I am in International business program (3rd year) and this is my third time being a PAL mentor. When I arrived to Canada, I wish I had someone to help me out with questions and concerns, with time I gained experience and want to share it with you.
Lucille
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Filipino (Tagalog), English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello everyone! My name is Lucille Rivamonte from the Philippines. I’m very excited to welcome new students at Niagara College. Please message me if you have any questions, I will be happy to help you 😊
Joy
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Tagalog, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Joy Samantha
Philippines
Speaks Tagalog and English
Post-graduate Gerontology
Welland campus
Jaehong
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Home Country: South Korea
Speaks: Korean, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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I'm here to help you to adapt your school life at Niagara College. Message me if you have questions. My first language is Korean. I speak English and a little bit of Japanese as well.
Youjin
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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 am from South Korea and lived in Japan for a long time; therefore, I can speak Korean, Japanese, and English. I have experience living in 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!
Thiago
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: Portuguese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello my friends, welcome to Niagara College! My name is Thiago and I am currently in the welding technician program. I'm ready to share with you all the experience I have had since I arrived in Canada. Don't hesitate to contact me. See you at the orientation :)
Yael
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Home Country: Mexico
Speaks: English, Spanish
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
Hoai
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Enthusiastic, friendly, open-minded, and optimistic attitude. Consequently, you can connect me so I will help adapt to Niagara College learning environment. Please do not hesitate to ask questions or concerns. I'm ready to help.
Louise
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Filipino (Tagalog), English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello! Welcome to Niagara College Canada. My name is Louise and I’m from the Philippines. I’ve been in Canada since September 2017. I am currently in Critical Care Nursing. Studying in Canada as an International Student is a great and exciting experience and I hope you will too. Please don’t hesitate to contact me; I’ll be here to help. I'm more than happy to answer any questions! Don’t be afraid to get in touch.
Badal
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Home Country: India
Speaks: Hindi, Punjabi, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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I am Badal Bajaj from Punjab, India.
I am pursuing Culinary Management. If you need any kind of help please feel free to contact me. I can speak English Punjabi and Hindi .
Felipe
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: Portuguese, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello, I am a Brazilian student at Niagara College and I would like to welcome you to this amazing place. My name is Felipe and I am in the International Business program at On-the-lake Campus. I am here to help you with everything you need, because I know how you feel when you go to another country and get lost at the beginning. I am here to talk to you and give you the support to adjust your life in Canada. Do not worry! Have fun, smile a lot and enjoy this amazing experience that you will have here. This is very important. If you need to talk to someone I am here for you. Contact me if you need anything. I hope to see you as soon as possible. :)
Puneet
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Home Country: India
Speaks: Hindi, Punjabi, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi everyone, I am Puneet. I am here to help you. Message me anytime without hesitation if you have any problem either in your study or other. I can talk with you in English, Punjabi and Hindi. So, text me any time or ask any question in one of these languages. I will be very glad to help you.
Siddhesh
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Marathi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Niagara college. I am a student of Industrial Automation at Welland campus.
I am here to help you regarding any questions about Niagara college and Canadian Lifestyle. Message me if you need any HELP.
Please feel free to contact me anytime.
Himjot
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Home Country: India
Speaks: Hindi, Punjabi, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hey guys, I’m pursuing Business Administration with co-op. I’m here to help you out throughout the journey till you make it to Niagara College. Message me with questions or concerns. I can help you in English, Hindi and Punjabi.
Anie
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi guys, welcome to Niagara College!
I'm Anie Nguyen, a Business Administration - Marketing (co-op) student. By being a PAL mentor, I'm gonna make your college life in Canada way easier. All you need to do is to send a message whenever you have concerns. Feel free to chat with me in both English and Vietnamese.
Jemmarose
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Filipino (Tagalog), English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Welcome to Niagara College!!!! :)
Samuel
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello and welcome to Niagara College! I'm here to share my own experience moving to a whole different country, maybe it will make your experience easier. Don't be shy, ask me anything :)
Abdul
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Home Country: Lebanon
Speaks: Arabic, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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My name is Abdul Rahman Awad, and I am an international student from Lebanon.
I speak Arabic as my native language and English as my second language. I study Business Administration at Niagara College. Also, I love technology, and I always try to keep up-to-date with it.
I feel happy to socialize with people. I hope I can help and learn from every person I meet.
Thank you.
Diego
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: Portuguese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Sharing my Niagara College experience to support you. Ask me anything. I'll be glad to help! I can help you in English and Portuguese.
Jaegyeong
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Home Country: South Korea
Speaks: Korean, English
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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Hello!😊 Welcome to Niagara College, Canada! I’m learning English now, after that, I’m going to study hospitality management program at Niagara College. I was confused and nervous when I came here because I didn’t know what to do and who can help me, so I totally understand what you feel. Don’t worry, and just you can contact me for help whenever you need. I am always ready to answer your questions!
Anushree
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Marathi
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Welcome to NC! I am a student of Industrial Automation at NC since September and this is my second time being a PAL Mentor. I had to find my own way into this country and I understand the roller coaster our mind goes through along with the rush of nervousness filled with doubts and worries. But just hang in there, fight back and let it become the best decision of your life. By engaging myself with all the campus activities and events the college offered, I have made my own little family here and I would love to help you guys adapt to our NC Community and make some pleasant memories!
Konstantin
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Home Country: Kazakhstan
Speaks: Russian, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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My name is Konstantin. I am from Kazakhstan. I speak Russian and English. My program is Hospitality – hotel and restaurant operation. My hobby is playing the guitar and piano, that is why I have opened the Music club in Niagara College. In addition, I like playing Basketball. I am very responsible, active and creative person, who likes meeting new people. I always try to improve myself. I used to study psychology in my free time. My main goal is to open the four-diamond restaurant. Also, I am going to travel and experience different cultures all over the world!
Fernando
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: Portuguese, Spanish, English
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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Hello dear friends, how are you? I am Fernando and would like to welcome you to Niagara College and the Niagara Region. I am completing the EAP and should start my studies in Business from May. I would love to share with you a little of what I have lived and learned here over the past year. Feel free to contact me whenever you want. See you in the orientation.
Chandandeep
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Home Country: India
Speaks: Hindi, Punjabi, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello and welcome to Niagara College my name is Chandandeep Singh and I am from India. I am currently pursuing Electronics Engineering Technical course at our prestigious institution of Niagara College Welland campus. I am here to help and welcome all new coming students. It is hard to adjust to a new place. I had also faced some issues but with guide from my PAL mentor I overcame those issues, making my life easier and now being a PAL mentor, I can guide you and make your life easier at Niagara college and in Canada and share my experience with you and make your journey at Niagara College memorable. 😊
Rebecca
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Home Country: Brazil
Speaks: Portuguese, Spanish, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hey, welcome to Niagara College! I’m Rebecca and I’m currently in the Hospitality program at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus. I have experienced lots of things since my arrival - September 2017 - and been into the same position as you. I know how important it is to have someone to talk to and can support you in the process of becoming an international student and adjusting to a new life in Canada - from a homestay experience to the public transportation and the inevitable homesickness. So if you need any help, please don’t hesitate in contacting me. See you soon!
Landry
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Home Country: Camaroon
Speaks: English, French
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Landry Wamba
From: Cameroon
Programme: Computer Programmer analyst
very friendly and approachable😊
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