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International Education & Development

International Cultural Service Program

Participant Profiles

 

sammy aggro SAMMY AGGRO GHANA Ghana
Languages: English, TWI, EWE, American Sign Language
Major: ASL/English Interpreting
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Sammy loves helping people and is very social; he likes to meet with people from other countries. Sammy enjoys playing soccer, singing, and talking about his culture. He enjoys meeting new people and learning about other countries.

Sammy was the coordinator to the program Signs of Hope International (SOHI) which raised funds to manufacture tables for Deaf schools in Ghana. He has also volunteered with the Monmouth Christian Church and the Salem Rotaract Club. Sammy has excellent woodworking skills. He was a teacher at a school for the Deaf in Ghana.

“My country is unique as far as hospitality is concerned. We have different cultures and a variety of festivals. I cannot describe everything on paper but I will encourage you to come and witness this wonderful hospitality.”- Sammy Aggro.

He is interested in talking about the culture, dances, music, food and unique hospitality of Ghana.

 

Samrid SAMRID ARYAL NEPAL nepal flag
Languages: English, Nepali, Hindi
Major: Information Systems
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Samrid is a very friendly and an easy going person. He is studying in the Information Systems program. Samrid is interested in making new friends, getting involved in events and activities, playing soccer, basketball, cricket, and trying new sports. He enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and snowboarding.

In the past Samrid has worked organizing entertainment activities for Tapasthali Old Age Home in Kathmandu, Nepal. He also worked in Spice Nepal Pvt. Ltd. as a cellular data network assistant. Currently he is employed at the WOU Hamersly Library Information Desk. He organized the “Help Haiti” relief campaign through WOU International Club as an effort to provide relief to earthquake victims in Haiti.

“Nepal is a country of diverse culture, beautiful landscape, and friendly people. It’s a country with the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and Mt. Everest (top of the world). I would like to give lots of interesting facts and knowledge to those who are interested in knowing about it.”- Samrid Aryal.

 

 

Antionne ANTIONNE BBAYAGA KENYA kenya flag
Languages: English, Swahili, French
Major: Business
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Antoinne is a friendly, outgoing guy who loves sports, music and dancing. In his free time he plays basketball, listens to music, and writes poetry. On more adventurous days, he cliff dives, does downhill mountain biking, and sky diving.

Antionne has experience working as a cashier and as a grounds assistant. He would like to volunteer with all age groups, and with Christian churches. 

 

  HONGZHAO JIAN China China
Languages: English, Chinese
Major: Management and Information Systems
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  TIANYAO CHEN CHINA China
Languages: English, Chinese
Major: Management and Information Systems
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  Nan Liao CHINA China
Languages: English, Chinese
Major: Psychology
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Although she describes herself as not very outgoing and shy, Nan likes to make friends. Her hobbies include cooking, dancing, and reading. While in China, she participated in planting trees on her college campus with her college volunteer group. She enjoys working mostly with the elderly and children and hopes to teach others about the traditional food, dance, and national events of China

 

 

 

  Jiayun Wang China China
Languages: English, Chinese
Major: Management Information Systems
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Jiajun describes herself as a very passionate person who is always ready to help others. In her free time, she loves to play sports, especially tennis. She particularly likes to work with the elderly and teenagers and has tutored at the local language school in the past. She hopes to teach others about Chinese traditional culture, its festivals and the arts.


 

 

  Yang Gao CHINA China
Languages: English, Chinese
Major: Masters in Management and Information Systems
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Yang is a very kind, responsible, and friendly person who likes to travel, music, fashion, movies, reading, shopping, and is considered a very good cook. She likes to work mostly with the elderly and teenagers and in the past has volunteered as an interpreter for travelers, scholars, and international guests. She has also helped with the International Expo at Western Oregon University and is a part-time model. She would like to educate others specifically on the cultural features of China such as, traditional clothing, food, Chinese tea, multimedia, music, and art.


 

 

 

  Wenjing Wu CHINA China
Languages: English, Chinese
Major: Computer Science
About: Wenjing describes herself as quiet, likes music but hates sports. Apart from sleeping, she enjoys painting as one of her hobbies. In the past, she has volunteered with the Jensen Arctic Museum, the Monmouth Public Library shelving books, has been a part of the Mid-Valley Juvenile Mentor Program hanging out with kids. She likes working with the elderly and will gladly tell anyone anything they want to know about China.


 

 

  Mashu Wikita JAPAN Japan
Languages: English, Japanese
Major: Exercise Science
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Mashu is very active and enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights, and playing Xbox 360. In the past, she has volunteered cleaning beaches and peace cycling to maintain peace between Okinawan locals and the US military. She likes to work with children and would like to teach them about Japan's many events, traditions, and food.

 

 

 

  Zhaoqi Liu CHINA China
Languages: English, Chinese
Major: Computer Science
About: Zhaoqi enjoys reading and listening much more than talking when getting to know people. Although he is quiet, he has an enormous passion for volunteering. In the past, he has been a member of the Chinese Club at Western Oregon University and has volunteered at the Monmouth Senior Center. He's happy to work with any group of people to introduce China's language, food, history, and people.

 

 

 

 

 

Akaanchya AKAANCHYA PRADHAN NEPAL Nepal
Languages: English, Nepali
Major: Math
About: Akaanchya is a fun-loving, friendly, and down to Earth person who loves dancing and enjoys eating.

Akaanchya is currently working at the WOU Valsetz Dining Hall, as a Special Events staff, and as a Camera Operator for the Digital Production Services.

Akaanchya has volunteered as a teacher in the past. In high school she was in charge of a program for the Red Cross Youth Club in Nepal. She volunteered as a teacher for kinds in primary schools in Nepal. She likes working with children and teenagers but would also love to work with elderly people.

 

 

 

  Ai Ito JAPAN Japan
Languages: English, Japanese
Major: Psychology
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  Jie Wen CHINA China
Languages: English, Chinese
Major: Business
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Jie is very hardworking and has a good personality. She always tries to have a positive attitude towards her life. Jie has many hobbies which include reading, skiing, and cooking. In the past, she has taken part in Western Oregon University's International Night, Chinese New Year, the Salem Volunteers Club, and took care of the children at the campus day care. She enjoys working with teenagers and children and likes to teach others about China's many festivals and wonderful food. China is a traditional country that has a very long history and everyone should visit.

 

 

 

  Nils Wendland Germany  
Languages: English, German
Major: Math
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Nils is very open to meeting new people and tries to help as much as he can. He enjoys sports, coaching and describes himself as a Christian and business owner. In the past, he has volunteered coaching at a sports camp and being a group leader at a church camp. He also spends his time coaching basketball and is an Officer for the International Club at Western Oregon University. Nils likes to work both with the elderly and young people teaching others about the history of German, especially the effects of the country post World War, its food, music, and many different places to experience within the country.

 

 

 

 

  KUAN JIANG CHINA China
Languages: English, Chinese
Major: Music
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  Yijun Su CHINA China
Languages: English, Chinese
Major: Biological Sciences
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  Angelmary Ndyetabula Tanzania  
Languages: English
Major: Biological Sciences
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  Francis Kamweti Kenya  
Languages: English, Swahili, Kikuyu
Major: Computer Science
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Francis has volunteered in the Autism Society of Kenya to take care of autistic children and maintained the facilities at the Sunrise Children's Garden School to show children the importance of keeping the community clean. Francis describes himself as an outgoing and optimistic person. He tends to be immensely hard on himself, but rarely on others. He supports those that need support. Also, he likes to cook once in a while just to try different types of food. Travelling is one of his favorite hobbies, just to see a new place is amazing. Francis is ready to share his culture with anyone who is interested. His topics include tourism and wildlife of Kenya, physical geography, political system, education system, and people such as ethnic groups, cultural arts, differences in economic activities, traditional ceremonies and belief systems.

 

 

 

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