Skip to main content

The Centre for International Experience is currently open. Please note that in-person meetings are by appointment only, via CLNx. All programs and appointments are continuing remotely.

Navi Mental Health Wayfinder

ISE Ambassadors

As an incoming international student, you probably have lots of questions to ask, either academically, or more generally about your time at U of T.

What is better than getting feedback from a current U of T student?

The International Student Experience (ISE) Ambassador program connects you with current students.

students in class with laptops

Program Eligibility

The program is currently available to new international students registered in the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE)
  • Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
  • Faculty of Music

If your faculty is not listed, our ISE Ambassadors won’t be able to answer your faculty-specific questions but they can definitely share their experiences of being a U of T student.

How to connect with ISE Ambassadors

You can connect with an ISE Ambassador in three different ways: 

You can also log in to CLNx to schedule a one-on-one video chat. If you’re having trouble booking a video chat, please email ise.cie@utoronto.ca

And don’t forget that there are lots of other resources available for international students prior to your arrival, or once in Toronto.  

International Student Experience Ambassadors

Amandeep

Amandeep

Role: ISE Ambassador

Best thing about this program: The program design tries to ensure a smooth transition into life at UofT and Toronto for incoming international students. It provides an excellent opportunity to interact with other students from various departments and countries and benefit from shared insights and experiences.

Status: Graduate

Program of study: Master of Global Affairs

Year of study: 2nd

Interests: Travelling, photography, and debating

Preferred pronouns: He/Him

Elvin

elvin

Role: ISE Ambassador

Best thing about this program: It gives me the opportunity to use my own experiences as an international student to help other international students easily transition into university life and life in Canada.

Status: Undergraduate

Program of Study: Architecture

Year of Study: 4th

Interests: Drawing, travelling, and cooking 

Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers

dogukan

Role: ISE Ambassador

Best Thing About This Program:

Status: Undergraduate

Program of Study

Year of Study: 

Interest(s):

Preferred Pronouns: 

Ruka

Ruka

Role: ISE Ambassador

Best thing about this program: From my own experience as an international student, I understand that being a part of a community and having resources where we can ask questions and receive support from is an important piece of transitioning to a different culture, society, and academic space. I am excited to be working with the ISE Ambassador team to support your journey at U of T and I look forward to connecting with many of you!  

Status: Graduate

Program of study: Master of Social Work

Year of study: 2nd

Interests:

  • Yoga & mindfulness practices
  • Taking walks & running
  • Listening to podcasts
  • Art

Preferred pronouns: She/her/hers

Shreya

Shreya

Role: ISE Ambassador

Best Thing About This Program: 

The ISE Ambassador program has allowed me to utilize my experiences as an international student to help others who find themselves similarly confused and lost as I once was. I am excited to answer your questions and can’t wait to interact with you all!

Status: undergraduate

Program of Study: Peace, Conflict & Justice and International Relations

Year of Study: 4th

Interest(s): Painting, baking, reading, writing, and hiking!

Preferred Pronoun:s She/her/hers

Zhi (Whitney)

Zhi (Whitney)

Role: ISE Ambassador

Best Thing about this program: The ISE Ambassador program provides wonderful opportunities to benefit incoming international students. As ISE Ambassadors, we can help students in various ways such as providing mentorship and acting as a resource for students. I would love to help others and contribute to our communities with my expertise and experience.

Status: Undergraduate

Program of Study: Engineering Science

Year of Study: 3rd

Interests: Helping others, learning new skills, travelling, reading, doing sports, artificial intelligence, and robotics

Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers

Tiffany

Role: ISE Ambassador

Best thing about this program:

This program allows me to share my experience and contribute to helping incoming international students navigate their transition into a new country and community. Taking advantage of the wealth of knowledge that we share individually; this program creates a supportive peer relationship that enriches the University experience.

Status: Undergraduate

Program of study: Women and Gender Studies, and African Studies

Year of study: 3rd Year 

Interests: I enjoy reading books, yoga, cooking or eating out, and going on walks 

Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers