Yiqi (Ethan) Pan '14
I am a sophomore considering majoring in Economics. Coming from Shanghai, China, I enjoy contributing to the multiculturalism at Haverford. I play rugby and badminton, and I am is very interested in sports that are rare in China, such as football and squash. I also plays drum at BMC drum club and trumpet sometimes (but not really). I also hope to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country. I participated in ISO last year and this year I really enjoyed being an ISRP and helping international students integrate into Haverlife. I am especially interested in guiding Asian students, whose culture is quite different from American culture.
Viktoria Lindback '13
My name is Viktoria, I am a senior Political Science major and an Anthropology minor. Coming to Haverford from Sweden was a huge transition for me but the International Student Resource People (ISRPs) really helped make the International Student Orientation a great experience. I realized now how important this was for me and I wanted to return the favor. In fact, I get to spend a lot of time with other internationals through my job at the Office of International Student Services which I absolutely love! When I am not working or studying, I try to make it to Philadelphia for concerts and good food. Please feel free at contact me for more information or with questions at email@example.com.
Annie Reading '13
Hi, I'm Annie! I'm a junior at Haverford majoring in English with a concentration in Africana Studies. Though I'm from Maryland, I'll become an international student myself next semester, studying abroad at the University of Cape Town. The incredible experience I had with ISO this year makes me so excited to witness that blending of people and experiences again, from another perspective. My experience with Haverford's International Student Services has been overwhelmingly positive. ISRPs really care about being there to support students: helping them become familiar with Haverford and the surrounding area, answering questions, planning fun gatherings, as well as just being friendly faces around campus. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions!
James Nieuwland '13
Hey! My name is James Nieuwland and I’m a rising junior at Haverford. I’m a dual citizen with the United States and Belgium and I currently live in Dubai. I am majoring in Economics with a concentration in Mathematical Economics. Beyond academics, I’m an epeeist on the fencing team and I was also an Honor Code Orienteer for the class of 2014. As an ISO participant two years ago, I have enjoyed being on the other side of the program and introducing you all to Haverford! Essentially, the role of the ISRP is to be a general resource for all of the international students and help them solve and problems that they might have. Beyond that, however, we also want to get to know the international students and make friends as well!
Peco Myint '15
I am Peco Myint from Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). Coming from the society of different culture, I benefited so much from the ISO that took place before my freshman year. The warm reception of the ISRPs made me feel home at Haverford, which played the substantial role in my confidence in socializing later in the freshman year. So, before my sophomore year, I decided to that I would like to replicate such feeling and impact by serving as an ISRP in 2012 ISO. I am very excited to be of help to our international student community.
Chenlei (Tom) Zhuang '15
Hi, friends! My name is Chenlei Zhuang (Tom) and I am a sophomore here. Born in Shanghai, China, I love the people, the architecture and the environment, so do I love those in Haverford. I’m interested in a lot of academic fields and up until now, I really have no idea which to major in. I’m fond of a lot of sport—basketball, ping pong, badminton, roller skating, etc.—but I'm clearly not sure which one I am good at. So if I were to introduce myself or my life, I honestly don’t know what to do without showing so many uncertainties. Life is a journey without a clear direction and I look forward to meeting you in any part of this enjoyable journey. Cheers!
Shanina Halbert '13
Hello! My name is Shanina Halbert. I am a Haverford College student and Biology major at Bryn Mawr College with a Spanish minor at Haverford. I have experienced both sides of being an international student through working in the International Students Office for three years and through studying abroad in Costa Rica. While I was born in the United States, I am a first generation American and my father’s family is from the Caribbean. I have enjoyed working in the International Students Office and getting to know students from all corners of the globe. I am always happy to see a new face in the office and I have no problem with extending a helping hand so feel free to contact me. Also, I love to learn new stories about people so if you see me around campus, don’t be shy!
Rachael Kantor '14
Hi, I’m Rachael! I’m a junior at Haverford majoring in Biology with a concentration in Peace, Justice and Human Rights. I run for Haverford’s Varsity Cross Country, indoor and outdoor track teams, was a Customs Person for the class of 2015 and an ISRP for the class of 2016. Though I am not an international student (I hail all the way from Leonia, New Jersey), I plan on spending part of this coming summer working in Panama. Helping Haverford’s international students become accustomed to our community and helping them with any difficulties they have has been an amazing experience. ISO is an incredible opportunity to meet lifelong friends from all over the world—I can say without a doubt that it was one of the most life changing experiences I have had here at Haverford.
Courtney Asare '15
Hello! I am Courtney Asare, a sophomore and psychology major. Though I was born in Boston, Massachusetts and currently live outside Philadelphia, my father is from Ghana and I lived there for five years of my childhood. I am a member of the Bi-Co Rugby team and the Black Student League and I work in the Mailroom and the Deans' Office. In having spent a significant part of my childhood as an international student in Ghana, I look forward to helping international students adjust to life at Haverford and being a constant friend . I’m super excited to be an ISRP; if you have any questions or would just like to contact me, send me an email!
Abdullah Khan '13
Hi fellow internationals! My name is Abdullah Khan and I'm a senior from Islamabad, Pakistan. I'm an Economics major with a concentration in Mathematical Economics. When I'm not getting in touch with Haverford's Quakerly roots during my work shift in the college library, I can be found having fun out on the athletic fields playing club soccer or just chilling in the college cafe with a bunch of friends. A fair number of these friends are people I met during ISO my freshman year and I now count them among the people I'm closest to at Haverford. I can't wait to meet you all in person! I'm positive all of you will love ISO for the role it plays in easing one's transition into college life in the States. Please feel free to bombard me with questions, about ISO or beyond.
Anuj Shah '13
Hello, my name is Anuj Shah and I am a senior at Haverford. I grew up in Mumbai, India and I am a permanent resident of the United States. I am majoring in economics and spent my junior year studying abroad at the University of Oxford. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in ISO and would love to ensure that the incoming freshman gain as much from ISO as I did my freshman year. ISO is a great way to meet new people from completely different cultures and form lasting friendships! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!