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Global Gopher Events


Meet the Global Gopher Leaders

The Global Gopher Leaders are excited for Global Gopher Events!
Are you?

We have an amazing group of Global Gopher Leaders! These returning international students will be leading many of the workshops and answering all of your questions during Global Gopher Events!

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Ali

Ali

Hey there! My name is Ali. I’m an exchange student from Tunisia, and I’m studying computer engineering here at the U.

I love meeting new people and making friends, so if you ever see me around, just come up and chat with me. I love video games and travelling, and I hope you can find your place in here like I did.

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Bianca

Bianca

Hey guys! You can just call me Bianca. I’m a junior studying psychology and human resources. I’m from Indonesia, but I transferred from SoCal (and yes, people always ask why I moved to the coldest state). Well, everyone will miss the warm weather, but you won’t miss the warmth of the people here (get it? Haha).

So don’t worry much about your transition, and just do the "3 Ins": Don’t be intimidate, Be involved, and Get insights. Anyway, I enjoy learning new languages, traveling, photography, and foods! Feel free to ask me questions, because this is your chance to do the first "Ins"! :)

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Juliana

Juliana

Hi, My name is Juliana Ramos. I`m from Brasília, Brazil, and I'm pursuing my Masters of Development Practices at Humphrey School. Please get in touch if you have any doubts or concerns or if you just want to talk.

I’m a good listener! :)  From my experience, you are part of an amazing community when you are a student at the U of M, so try to enjoy everything that it has to offer.

P.S.: A visit to the recreational center is never a bad idea! ;)

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Roshan

Roshan

Hi. I'm Roshan, and I am a sophomore studying Computer Science with a minor in Math. I'm originally from Bangkok, Thailand so coming to the U of M was a big change for me.

Stepping outside of my comfort zone allowed me to fully embrace and appreciate the U of M for all the resources and opportunities it offers for me to grow as a person and a leader! Don't be afraid to do the same and you will have an amazing time here!

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Yeeun “Rayni”

Yeeun “Rayni”

Hello! I am YeEun (go by “Rayni”) Shin, a senior in Sociology and undergrad HRD certification. I transferred last fall from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

I understand you might be nervous about the new environments, new school, and new friends, however, I would like to ask you to challenge yourself every moment at the U because the more and more you are out of your comfort zone, you will find great resources that you can access at the U. Eventually, you will see yourself as one of the leaders of the U and as leader of your life.

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Zahra

Zahra

Hi. I'm Zahra Basiri, and I am currently a freshman at the University of Minnesota. I am an international student from a city called Dubai.

I love meeting people from all around the worl,d and I believe that here at the U, you can establish a precious community amongst open-minded people and that is really important.

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Zean

Zean

What’s up everyone? I’m Zean coming from Shanghai, China. Currently, I’m a freshman with a potential major in Strategic Communication--Public Relation track.

I havetraveled a lot and visited many countries, and at the same time, doing my favorite scuba diving and skydiving. Therefore, iIf you are a crazy fan of Extreme sports or if you just want to share your culture and personal stories with me, I would be your best listener. Of course, If you have any questions or any concerns, hit me up and I am always here to help.

My suggestion for succeeding at the U would be: 1. Learn to organize and manage everything on your own 2.Don’t hesitate to reach out and seek for support (I benefited a lot from this), and 3. Always plan ahead and start early.

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