International Peer Mentors

The International Peer Mentors (IPMs) are current international students who are here to welcome and introduce you to the vibrant campus life of Shoreline Community College. You'll see them at Orientation, other special events, and usually whenever you visit the International Education office.   

 

IPMs

 

Caroline Carliang

Caroline Carliang, Indonesia

Hello! My name is Caroline Carliang. I came to Shoreline in Fall 2012 and have been working towards my associate degree in Business ever since. I'm very excited to welcome you to Shoreline Community College! Studying abroad is a precious opportunity, there is always something new that I learn every day from my encounters with other students from various countries and the International Peer Mentors are here to help you to enhance your experience. The friendly staffs, faculties, students and the rich resources at Shoreline Community College are also ready to assist you in your academic journey. You will be well supported in pursuing your goals while still having a lot of fun! To me, being a student at Shoreline Community College has been a life changing experience and I hope it will be for you too!

Tang Chan

Tang (Patrick) Chan, Hong Kong

Hi, my name is Patrick from Hong Kong. I am currently majoring in Business. I am really excited to be an International Peer Mentor this year. So far, it has been an amazing year for me, from attending classes to joining all different kinds of events. Studying at Shoreline Community College has been one of the best decisions of my life. Besides providing academic support, Shoreline Community College also provides a lot of opportunities for students to participate on campus and expand their social circle. I remember that when I first came here in Fall 2012, I felt nervous and was afraid of talking to new people. However, after getting help from the previous IPMs and staffs from the International Education office, all of this nervousness went away quickly. I feel much more comfortable with meeting people, including faculty and staff here because they are all friendly and nice to everyone. You are always welcoming of questions. No matter where you are from or what you need, we are all here to support you in reaching your goals. I, as an IPM, am looking forward to meeting you, and starting this new journey with you.

Ching Man Chau

Ching Man (Jasmine) Chau, Hong Kong

Hello everyone, welcome to Shoreline! My name is Jasmine Chau. I came to Shoreline in Fall 2012 and I am currently majoring in Public Health. It was a good choice for me to study abroad to Shoreline Community College. Here I meet bright welcoming smiles from advisors and friends from various countries. You are able to experience wonderful cultural diversity here. What I like the most is Shoreline Community College's green campus. Whenever you are heading to class or the library, the vision of green trees helps lift up your academic stress. As International Peer Mentors, we are here for you to achieve academic success and overcome cultural difficulties, so feel free to talk to me if you have any questions! I hope you also enjoy the green campus and keep track of our fun events. I am so excited to know you more, hope to see you soon!

Hansen Kwan

Hansen Kwan, Indonesia

Hello everyone, my name is Hansen and I am an international student from Jakarta, Indonesia. I came to Shoreline Community College in Winter 2013 and right now majoring in Business. Studying abroad in Shoreline is one of the best experiences I've ever had. Here, I've gained so much knowledge and experiences. Shoreline Community College provides us with a lot of programs, resources and events to support our studies here. The professors and staffs are very friendly, helpful and supportive. Additionally, it makes us feel comfortable with the new environment. On the other hand, Shoreline has a diverse student population, so it gives us the opportunities to learn more about cultural differences and build more tolerance with it. The variety numbers of club that Shoreline has made me feel more connected with other students and not make me feel homesick. In the same way, Shoreline Community College provides a great learning environment to ensure us to be successful in our college life. As an International Peer Mentor, I just want to say welcome to Shoreline Community College. I hope you will have a great time studying here. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions. Good luck and wish you all the best!

Sundong Park

Sundong (Jay) Park, South Korea

Hello, my name is Jay Park. I am Korean but I grew up in Japan. I came to Shoreline Community College in Spring 2013, and I am now majoring in Business. When I decided to come to the United States I had a difficult time deciding which school to attend. Finally I came to Shoreline Community College, and now I think it was the greatest decision I've made in my entire life. We receive many kinds of academic supports, such as several tutoring centers and the International Education Office. Also, all the professors here are all professional, so students can learn what they want to learn deeply. Besides academic supports, Shoreline Community College is surrounded by such beautiful nature, and students enjoy participating with activities such as clubs and sports. I'm quite excited to be an International Peer Mentor and to see new coming students. I'm looking forward to seeing you on our wonderful campus!

Aigerim Shintemirova

Aigerim (Angie) Shintemirova, Kazakhstan

Hi everyone! My name is Aigerim, and I am from Kazakhstan. I came here Winter 2013 to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. Honestly, studying at Shoreline Community College is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. It expanded my knowledge so much! I have learned a lot about people from all over the world, their cultures and interests, and I keep exploring new things every day. When I came here, I didn't know anyone and my English was not perfect. But then, I found so many opportunities for my personal growth. There are lots of clubs and organizations where I have meet amazing people. Even in class, I have made really good friends. What I like the most is that teachers and staff always greet you with a warm smile and try to understand all the difficulties that we face as international students. They helped me feel more comfortable around campus and get to know the American culture better. As an International Peer Mentor, I will do my best to provide possibilities for you to have wonderful college experiences. I am so excited to meet you all on campus. Say hello when you walk by!

Yilin Wang

Yilin (Lynn) Wang, China

Hi everyone, I am Lynn, from Shanghai China. I came to Shoreline Community College in Fall Quarter 2012. My major is Business. Studying here has been a wonderful experience since I learned a lot. With the help of ESL classes, I have improved my English skills dramatically. When I first came here, I didn't even know the meaning of "essay." However, I am studying English 102, and had good scores in my previous English classes. Furthermore, I gained a lot working experience at Shoreline Community College. I used to work with Outreach team in the International Education office. I was the Program Assistant who helped find and connect with prospective students in China. Thanks to the job, I know more about the higher education system in Untied States. In addition, I developed my interpersonal skills and know how to communicate with the others efficiently. These are precious lessons in my own life. I believe that my working experience at Shoreline will help in the future. It is my pleasure to see more international students come to Shoreline to further study. I hope all of you consider this experience as an adventure on your new journey. It is possible that you will have to face a lot of problems. However, it will benefit you always and we are here to help you.