Meet International Peer Mentors 2016-17

The International Peer Mentors (IPMs) are international students who are here to welcome and introduce you to the vibrant campus life of Shoreline Community College. You’ll see them at Orientation, other special events, and often when you visit the International Education office.

Yuron Anggara, Indonesiayuron

Started at Shoreline: Winter 2016
Major: Business

I am a really outgoing person and I like to meet new people and get to know them. Looking back at the past, seeing how the previous IPMs were very open and willing to help us motivates me a lot. Thus, this encourages me to help students in achieving what they are capable of and try to push them to their limits. I would also like to learn and get to know different cultures to see the world through a wider lens. I would be more than happy to be able to help you all out so ask me anything. Good luck!

What I do when I’m free: I really like to explore and look for new places to eat. Sometimes I take a jog around when the weather is nice or exercise when I have nothing to do. I like to read or browse the internet when my work is done. Otherwise, I just like to stay at home and relax.

Favorite place on campus: The coffee spot and the library.

Favorite classes: Drama and English.

Favorite food: I basically like any food but Indonesian fried rice is really good!

Blanche Kanza Cizubu, Democratic Republic of Congoblanche

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2014

Major: Biochemistry

One thing that brought me into this beautiful journey of being an IPM was the eagerness to participate in something that would help me grow as a person. I dedicate my life to learning and by helping new students I will not only learn about new cultures but I’ll also learn how to be patient and helpful to them.

What I do when I’m free: During my free time, I enjoy reading. I love reading novels. One of my favorite book so far is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I also love watching movies.

Why I chose Shoreline: My choice of Shoreline Community College was first visual. Indeed, during my research about the school, I loved the campus. It was just what I was looking for: a quiet and green area. Since the school also had the program I wanted to study, it was the perfect match.

Clubs I am in: I am currently a member of the Science Club, and the secretary of the African Students Club.

Favorite food: I particularly love pastries, Central and West African food, and lately Vietnamese food.

Jin Hee (Jinne) Jeong, South Koreajinhee

Started at Shoreline: Winter 2016
Major: Nursing

I choose to study here because I can explore more and experience more. Being an IPM not only allowed me to assist and help with international students but also to learn and grow together. I look forward to assist you at Shoreline Community College. Feel free to ask for help!

What I do when I’m free: I love to watch movies, play guitar and ukulele.

Why I chose Shoreline: When I first came visit Shoreline Community College, I was amazed by the campus environment and after I met the staff, I realized that I could do much more than just get a degree at Shoreline.

Most helpful resource on campus: The International Education office and the library are the most helpful resources on campus.

Favorite food: Strawberry ice cream!

Jisa Kang, Japanjisa

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2015
Major: Music Technology

International students can engage and participate in our school though several kinds of activities for their fulfilling school lives.

Why I chose Shoreline: Shoreline has good facilities and great teachers in music department. Also, because I like this environment which has a lot of green and nature.

What I do when I’m free: Playing piano and composing music.

Favorite place: The music building on campus. In Seattle, under the I-5 bridge in the University District.

Favorite food: Noodles and mandazi.

Mohammad (Moe) Khamis, Jordanmohammed

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2015
Major: Bioengineering

I became an IPM because I like helping people, it offers me the chance to make a difference to the people around me and it helps me develop new skills in teamwork and leadership.

My impression of Seattle: I love Seattle because I love the green trees and parks. I just love the rain, I enjoy the sound of the rain droplets hitting my window glass. Finally, I love how it is surrounded by water on all sides.

Advice for new students: Don’t be shy, study hard, enjoy your time at SCC, make new friends, and do something new every day.

Favorite class: Multicultural studies 105 is my favorite class because it helped me develop an understanding of cultural and gender differences in U.S. society and recognize the diversity of different cultures.

Favorite food: Stuffed grape leaves.

Megan Lo, Hong Kongmegan

Started at Shoreline: Winter 2016
Major: Business

It was my dream to become an IPM because I always enjoy helping people, and this is one of our main goals as an IPM. It’s always my pleasure to help you. Besides that, I had an experience of being a new student and as an international student, I understand the feeling of changing a new environment. If you have any questions, please feel free to come to IE office to ask us, or if you see me on campus, you are always welcome to come talk to me.

Why I chose Shoreline: Mainly because my relatives who live in Seattle recommend this school. Besides that, I met the advisors in Hong Kong, and I found the advisor team in this school is very strong and helpful, so I decided to choose Shoreline.

Most helpful resource on campus: The computer lab, because you can find all the online resources using our school’s state-of-the-art resources. And Tutoring Services, because the free tutors in our school can help you with almost every question you have in your homework or during your studies.

Favorite classes: Public Speaking, Drama and, Math.

Clubs I am in: I am the president of Ukulele Club and Hong Kong Students’ Association and the vice president of Chinese Culture Club. I am also a member of International Club and Swimming Club.

Thanasath (TK) Siripornrungrueng, Thailandtk

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2015
Major: Business

I decided to become an IPM because I want to help fellow students to enjoy their lives in Shoreline and be successful in their academic life. I also like to meet new students from different parts of the world and I’m interested in getting to know more about different cultures. If you have any questions, feel free to come and visit us in the International Education Office.

What I do when I’m free: I tutor my friends in my free time when I’m at school. At home, I like to read books, watch movies, and also bake cakes.

Why I chose Shoreline: Shoreline provides good support to students so that students can be successful in their academic life and social life.

Advice for new students: Don’t be shy. Come to the International Education office and see us or the staff member whenever you need help with anything.

Favorite colors: Blue and white.

Yujia (Clara) Zhang, Chinaclara

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2015
Major: Computer Science

I love to hear the different voices from you all, to adopt new thinking, to see different perspectives from people from all over the world. I am here to help, to solve problems, and to be your friend! When I first came to Shoreline Community College, the IPMs were the people who made me feel welcome and less overwhelmed. As a current IPM, I want to continue that: to welcome anyone who comes here, and to provide continuing support for you!

What I do when I’m free: Watch movies. Travel. Read novels.

Why I chose Shoreline: Shoreline community college has amazing environment which is all covered by green. The staff and professors here are friendly and professional.

Advice for new students: Open up yourself to the new environment and enjoy the diversity. Participate in community activities and events. Make lots of new friends, and engage in American culture!

Favorite food: Noodle soup!

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