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The Navigator program represents a mixed group of both international and domestic students who act as student ambassadors and mentors for the international student body. Navigators help the Office of International Affairs with international student orientation, cultural programs, round table discussions, and various events through the Fall and Spring semesters. The Navigators answer questions new and returning international students have about campus events, resources, and services at UNA.

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Brandon PenningtonBrandon is a Junior Honors Program student from Sardis City, Alabama majoring in Psychology. When Brandon is not in class you can find him enjoying the outdoors in the Shoals. If students have questions about UNA's Outdoor Center or want to go canoeing on Cypress Creek Brandon can help. Email him at:

Ye Liang Ye Liang also known as "Yannie", is a Senior majoring in Accounting from Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China. When Ye first arrived at UNA, she couldn't believe how friendly the students were. Ye said "People are so friendly and nice at UNA. They want to help you and talk to you, and made me feel like I was one of them instead of a foreigner". She is excited to be a part of the Navigator program. Her advice for the international students is to not be shy, and try your best to communicate with American students. She also says that practice is the "key to success". Email Ye at:

Interested in Becoming an International or Domestic Navigator?