International Peer Mentor Program

International Peer Mentor Program

New Students:

Welcome to FIU!  As a new international student you probably have lots of questions, not just about your immigration status but about FIU, where to go for what, how to get involved on campus, how to meet new people and perhaps other issues you may have as you adjust to life in the U.S. and in Miami.  If you would like some help from another FIU student who can answer your general questions, you may contact an International Peer Mentor (listed below you will find contact information for all students currently serving as International Peer Mentors for both campuses). If you feel you will need additional assistance, you may also request that an International Peer Mentor be formally assigned to you by the ISSS office so you can meet with him or her to discuss your concerns.
International Peer Mentors can:

  • Answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate campus or community resources where your concerns may be addressed
  • Help you become more involved on campus by sharing their knowledge of events, activities, and student organizations
  • Serve as a liaison between new international students and the ISSS office, providing feedback to us on how we can assist students more effectively

Modesto Maidique Campus Peer Mentors 2016-2017

  • New international students can request a Peer mentor here.

Khalifa Alkhalifa

Name: Khalifa Alkhalifa
Degree: Master’s
Program: Foreign Language Education
Home Country: Kuwait
Email: kalkh005@fiu.edu

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Name: Sarah Hakh
Degree: Bachelor’s
Program: Economics, Psychology, and Finance
Home Country: Guyana
Email: shakh001@fiu.edu

Cesar Jara

Name: Cesar Jara
Degree: Bachelor’s
Program: Biology
Home Country: Paraguay
Email: cjara027@fiu.edu

Janique Martier

Name: Janique Martier
Degree: Bachelor’s
Program: Criminal Justice
Home Country: Curaçao
Email: jmart740@fiu.edu

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Name: Kazia Millar
Degree: Bachelor’s
Program: Civil Engineering
Home Country: Saint Lucia
Email: kmill097@fiu.edu

Lisa-Marie N'Diaye

Name: Lisa-Marie N’Diaye
Degree: Bachelor’s
Program: International Business and Management
Home Country: France
Email: lndia001@fiu.edu

Monserrat Otarola

Name: Monserrat Otarola
Degree: Bachelor’s
Program: Biomedical Engineering
Home Country: Mexico and Peru
Email: motar001@fiu.edu

Patricia Otero

Name: Patricia Otero
Degree: Bachelor’s
Program: Biology with a Psychology Minor
Home Country: Cuba
Email: poter001@fiu.edu

Opeyemi Osundahunsi

Name: Opeyemi Osundahunsi
Degree: Master’s
Program: Management Information Systems
Home Country: Nigeria
Email: oosun002@fiu.edu

Dilnoza Sidikova

Name: Dilnoza Sidikova
Degree: Bachelor’s
Program: Accounting
Home Country: Uzbekistan
Email: dsidi002@fiu.edu

Praveen Sundaram Pasupathy

Name: Praveen Sundaram Pasupathy
Degree: Master’s
Program: Mechanical Engineering
Home Country: India
Email: ppasu001@fiu.edu

Anjali Thota

Name: Anjali Thota
Degree: Bachelor’s
Program: Civil Engineering
Home Country: India
Email: athot003@fiu.edu

Biscayne Bay Campus Peer Mentors 2016-2017

Fiorella Botta

Name: Fiorella Botta
Home Country: Colombia
Major: Hospitality
Fun Facts: Loves Miami Nightlife, has been to over 36 U.S. States
Email: fbott001@fiu.edu

Shichao Chen

Name: Shichao Chen
Home Country: China
Major: Hospitality
Fun Facts: Likes Anime, Thai Food, Seafood & French culture
Email: schen071@fiu.edu

Francis Medina

Name: Francis Medina
Home Country: Venezuela
Major: Advertising
Fun Facts: Vegetarian, speaks some Portuguese, loves turtle watching
Email: fmedi021@fiu.edu

Stephany Rios

Name: Stephany Rios
Home Country: Brazil
Major: International Business
Fun Facts: Vegetarian, plays piano and volleyball
Email: smart316@fiu.edu