Languages spoken: English (advanced), French (advanced), Mandarin (native)
Faculty: Health Sciences
Program: Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
"Stepping into my second year here, I can't help but reflect on those early, anxiety-filled days. The fear of change was daunting as I embarked on a solitary adventure in a foreign land, learning to manage my daily life independently for the first time. The flexible class schedules brought both excitement and trepidation, especially when tackling third-language classes. I found myself in uncharted territory, surrounded by peers who didn't share my foreign background. I worried about staying within my comfort zone and never breaking free from it.
Yet, here I stand today, looking back on this journey. Despite the inevitable bumps and setbacks, I've forged lifelong friendships through class discussions, group assignments, volunteering with like-minded students, and participating in exciting club activities and school events.
So, what drove me to become an international mentor? Simple – I want newcomers to understand that their emotions are entirely natural and unique. I'm here to lend an ear and a hand, confident that they have what it takes to conquer this journey!"