Office of International Affairs
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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.
Have a Question? Ask a NavigatorBrandon is a Sophomore Honors Program student from Sardis City, Alabama majoring in Psychology. He is looking forward to participating on a research project and interview "thru-hikers" as they exit the Appalachian Trail in Maine during the Fall semester.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ye Liang also known as "Yannie", is a Junior 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: email@example.com.
Emily McCann is a Senior majoring in Professional Biology from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Emily feels like being a part of the Navigator program is a great opportunity to meet and learn from new international and domestic students. She is involved in multiple organizations on campus, and encourages internationals students to get involved on campus. Emily is a great contact for information about how to get involved on campus. Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Okereke is a Sophomore Nursing major from Lagos, Nigeria. When she first arrived at UNA Susan thought she had to blend in and try to speak English just like an American. She joined the Student Government Association in 2011 and learned she can just "be herself". She would like to help new international students learn how to join the Freshman Forum and represent the international student community.
Contact Susan by emailing: email@example.com.
Kaitlyn Wilson is a Sophomore in the honors program, majoring in Foods and Nutrition from Florence, Alabama. She wants to help international students learn how to adjust and get used to American foods. Kaitlyn plays intramural sports on campus, and encourages international students to join intramural teams. She is a great person to talk to for information on how to stay healthy while at UNA. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam Buxton is a Senior Finance major from Gilbraltar. As a member of the UNA basketball team, Sam encourages international students to go to college sporting events as much as possible. He joined the Navigator program to branch out from his basketball teammates, and get more involved on campus. Sam is also a great economics tutor. He can tell you all about places to listen to music in the Shoals, as well as events around Florence. Contact him at: email@example.com.
Bethany Pierce is a Sophomore International Studies major from Huntsville, Alabama. She is excited to be a part of the Navigator program and learn from the international students on campus. Bethany wants to see the University grow in numbers, diversity, and events. She is very involved on campus, and does a lot of community service throughout the community. Bethany wants to help international students get involved both on campus as well as in the community. To learn about what is going on in the Shoals contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jinzi Bai is a Graduate Student studying Finance in the MBA program. She is from Inner Mongolia, China. When Jinzi arrived to UNA she instantly fell in love with the beautiful campus. She also liked how friendly and welcoming the students were. Jinzi is excited to meet new students and inform them about the variety of student organizations UNA has to offer. She believes that by joining student organizations and participating in campus activities, international students will adapt to American school life faster. Jinzi is open to answer any questions about the graduate program. Email her at: email@example.com.
Meggin Major is a Senior Nursing major from Pell City, Alabama. Meggin wants to help bridge the gap between domestic and international students. She wants to encourage international students to take pride in being a student at UNA, as well as open the eyes of domestic students, giving them more opportunities to get to know international students on campus. Meggin's advice to international students is to join a club and see what American students do for fun. Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yumi Tsukamoto is a Senior Journalism major with a minor in art from Japan. When Yumi arrived in the United States, she felt "free". She felt like she could accomplish anything. Yumi wants to help ESL students, and talk to them about taking ESL or academic classes. She also wants to help international students with study tips or ways to enjoy life at UNA. She is excited about meeting new people and expanding her perspectives. Email Yumi at: email@example.com.