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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
Annice
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Home Country: Jamaica
Speaks: English, Patois
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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I am pleased 😃 to welcome you all to Niagara College. I am a young, talented aspiring Sales & Marketing professional. I believe that helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person. I am here to help, we all rise by lifting others. Not long ago I was in the same situation which was rather scary at first - clueless , home sick and experiencing culture shock. Thankfully I got help, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns😊
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.
Kamaljit
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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 General Arts and Science-college exploration. 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.
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!
Keshan
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Home Country: Bahamas
Speaks: English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi there, Welcome to Niagara college! I would your experience would be as good as mine.
I am third year student in the Graphic Design program at Niagara college. I was born and raised in the Bahamas. indeed I am an Island. I am the oldest of 4 kids. I know a little bit of Italian and Spanish but only to the point where i understand it. I am a true lover and believer of Christ, nothing and no one can change that. I am also a lover of all cultural foods and enjoy new dishes.
Jeetraj
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Spanish (not fluent), French (not fluent)
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello fellow students! I'm from India and I am in the Hospitality and Tourism Management course! We at Niagara College are here to give you a Kickstart to a new beginning without having to go through any hassles as we can help you overcome majority of your questions about the college, country, culture and lifestyle.
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 .
Chaoxue
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Home Country: China
Speaks: Mandarin, English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Welcome to Niagara College. My name is Chaoxue, and I come from China. I am currently in EMA (Environmental Management & Assessment) program at NC. Let me help you to adapt to life in Canada easier. I hope to talk to you soon!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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. :)
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!
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.
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.
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.
Selena
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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Welcome to Niagara College. My name is Selena, I’m Vietnamese. 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.
Betty
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Home Country: Nigeria
Speaks: English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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.
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
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 :)
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.😊😊
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.
MJ
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Home Country: Colombia
Speaks: English, Spanish
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi there! I am MJ. I come from Colombia. I am in the environmental Technician program and I would be happy to help you adapt here in Canada. Please feel free to contact me
Li-Ting
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Home Country: Taiwan
Speaks: Chinese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
Shannor
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Home Country: Jamaica/ Bahamas
Speaks: English
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi, my name is Shannor Wright, a very outgoing and friendly young lady who loves to help others. I am currently enrolled in my third year as an accounting student here at Niagara College. I have been involved in various organizations and even established a club on campus as well. I will definitely be able to help you create your own path as you embark on your college journey here at Niagara College. I look forward in meeting you.
Pragati
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Marathi
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Welcome to Niagara College! I'm happy to help you.
Lydia
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Home Country: Ghana
Speaks: Twi, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello, welcome to Niagara College. I’m Lydia Serwaa Amponsah and I’m from Ghana, West Africa. I am currently in Critical Care Nursing at Welland Campus. As a PAL Mentor, I’m here to make your transition to Canada easier. Please do not hesitate to ask me questions. I will be happy to help you.
Rupinder
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English,Punjabi,Hindi
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello there. I’m from New Delhi, India. Currently pursuing Hospitality & Tourism Management.Sharing my NC experience to support you. Ask me anything. I’ll glad to be your PAL Mentor & ready to help you in best possible way. I can help you in English,Punjabi & Hindi. Cheers
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.
Yea Ram
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Home Country: South Korea
Speaks: Korean, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello. My name is Yearam Ha from Korea. I am currently taking graphic design at Niagara College Welland campus. I have also experienced different situations as an international student when I first came to Canada. Please do not hesitate to ask me questions. I would love to help you!
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.
Puneet
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Home Country: India
Speaks: English, Hindi, Punkabi
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi, I am here to make your transaction easier to Niagara College and Canada.
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.
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
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. 😊
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.
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.
Henry
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Home Country: Vietnam
Speaks: Vietnamese, English
Campus: Welland
Program: EAP
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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.
Aline
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Home Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Speaks: French, English, Kiswahili
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello
Welcome to Niagara College!
I am Aline Tsongo and I am in the Human Resources Management Program at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus.
I am trilingual in French, English and Kiswahili and I want to facilitate your transaction in Canada and Niagara College! Message me with questions or concerns.
See you soon!
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.
Vianell
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: Filipino, English
Campus: Welland
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hi, welcome to Niagara College! I'm Via and I'm taking Palliative Care. Feel free to message me.
Roshely
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Home Country: Philippines
Speaks: English, Tagalog, Ilonggo, Cebuano
Campus: NOTL
Program: Post-Secondary
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Hello! Transition period can be fun! Please feel free to connect with me. I am taking a post-graduate course in International Business Management (IBM) at NOTL campus. It will be my pleasure to assist you the best way I can.
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.
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