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International Orientation Leaders

 
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Lais Guirra Silva

Psychology
Class of 2024

W​here are you from? Brazil

Where have you traveled to? I traveled to Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, and around the United States like Las Vegas, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Vermont, and New Hampshire. 

Where in the world do you most want to visit and why? I want to visit Greece because of the history and the beaches! 

Why did you become an International Orientation Leader? I love to know new cultures and talk about mine. I love to connect with people and being able to help students in a situation that I've been in before. 

What are you most excited about for this new semester? I'm excited to be in classes focused on my major and to connect with professors that I admire. 

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Jenna Fiebiger

Global Management 
Class of 2025

W​here are you from? Johannesburg, South Africa

Where have you traveled to? Australia, Thailand, Zanzibar, Dubai, and a few states within the US

Where in the world do you most want to visit and why? Europe, South America, and some African countries 

Why did you become an International Orientation Leader? to meet new people from around the world and learn a bit about them and where they're from/culture & experiences. 

What are you most excited about for this new semester? Expanding my friendships and relationships with the people I've met. 


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Eni Ogunbayo

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics 
Class of 2026

Where are you from? Nigeria 

Where have you traveled to? Dubai, Italy, England, Texas, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Rhode Island.

Why did you become an International​ Orientation Leader? I became an IOL because I know how it feels to be in a new environment and I would love to take part in helping people have a seamless transition into BSU/USA. 

What are you most excited about for this new semester? I'm excited to take more classes in my major and gain more knowledge! 


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Ismael Kahiu

Masters in Public Administration
Concentration in Civic and Non-Profit Leadership 

W​here are you from? Kenya 

Where in the world do you most want to visit and why? I would like to travel to one of the Asian countries, preferably South Korea or Japan. 

What would you like people to know about you? Love of cycling, food, and role as the GA of the special education department.

 

 

 

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Cloey Murphy

Biology
Class of 2025

Where are you from? Franklin, Massachusetts 

Where have you traveled to? I have been to 23 out of the 50 United States

Where in the world do you most want to visit and why?I would love to go anywhere outside of the US, but I want to go to Japan first to see where some of my family grew up in Kawasaki. 

Why did you become an International​ Orientation Leader? I heard of the position from ISSS because I was already helping out as their student office assistant and I thought it would give me a better chance at meeting international students and making new friends. I was right! I loved every minute!

What are you most excited about for this new semester? I am most excited to make time for my friends and make lifelong connections, but I am also excited to finally find what my passions are for my future career. 


Sreshtha Chatterjee

Psychology
Class of 2027

Where are you from? I am from India

Where have you traveled to? I have had the opportunity to visit New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Miami. 

Why did you become an International​ Orientation Leader? To meet and learn from international students from all around the world. I am eager to learn about their diverse cultures and offer them my knowledge as an international student myself. 

What are you most excited about for this new semester? I am excited to explore Bridgewater State University in new and different ways both academically and through work opportunities. 

 

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International Student and Scholar Services

Dr. Edward Minnock Institute for Global Engagement
25 Park Terrace
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
United States