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Mentors for New International Graduate Students

We realize that adjusting to a new culture can be difficult.  Therefore, we have provided you with a list of current University of South Carolina - Arnold School of Public Health graduate students who have volunteered to serve as a mentor to incoming international graduate students in Public Health.  The list is arranged by region so you may contact a student from your country of origin or those with similar backgrounds.

Africa

Oluwatosin Momodu
omomodu@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Nigeria, Ghana
Degree Seeking: HSPM/PhD

Chamberline E. Ozigbu
cozigbu@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Nigeria
- Experience with other Cultures: United Kingdom, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, Barbados, and St. Lucia
Degree Seeking: HSPM/PhD


Asia

Dana Al-Hasan
dana.alhasan@gmail.com
Country/Region:
Middle East
Alumni:
EPID/PhD

Ummay K. Anika
uanika@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Bangladesh
Degree Seeking: BIOS/MSPH

Sabrina Karim
skarim@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Bangladesh
Degree Seeking: EPID/ PhD

Nabil Natafgi
nnatafgi@mailbox.sc.edu
Country/Region:
Middle East
HSPM Faculty

Megha Oza
moza@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: India
Degree Seeking: ENHS/PhD


Europe

Katya Altman
katyaa@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Eastern Europe and Russia
- Experience with other Cultures: Costa Rica and Australia
Degree Seeking: ENHS/PhD

Chamberline E. Ozigbu
cozigbu@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Nigeria
- Experience with other Cultures: United Kingdom, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, Barbados, and St. Lucia
Degree Seeking: HSPM/PhD


 

Latin America & the Caribbean

Katya Altman
katyaa@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Eastern Europe and Russia
- Experience with other Cultures: Costa Rica and Australia
Degree Seeking: ENHS/PhD

Ligia Reyes
lreyes@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: United States/Guatemala
- Experiences in other countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico
Alumni: HPEB/PhD

Chamberline E. Ozigbu
cozigbu@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Nigeria/Africa
- Experience with other Cultures: United Kingdom, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, Barbados, and St. Lucia
Degree Seeking: HSPM/PhD


Oceania

Katya Altman
katyaa@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Eastern Europe and Russia
- Experience with other Cultures: Costa Rica and Australia
Degree Seeking: ENHS/PhD

Joshua Sparks
jrsparks@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: United States
- Experience with other Cultures: Australia and New Zealand
Alumni: EXSC/PhD


North America

Joshua Sparks
jrsparks@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: United States
- Experience with other Cultures: Australia and New Zealand
Alumni: EXSC/PhD

Nancy Uriegas
nuriegas@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: United States
- Experiences in other Countries: Mexico
Degree Seeking: EXSC/PhD


Additional Resources

USC Buddies Beyond Borders
Buddies Beyond Borders was developed by the International Student Services Office at the University of South Carolina to assist with the social transition of international students. Buddies Beyond Borders provides both international students and American students/staff at the University of South Carolina an opportunity for connection and friendship. Both the International and American Buddy can have the enriching experience of a cultural exchange and gain a broadened perspective about the world.

Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC)
The mission of the Dean's Student Advisory Council is to provide departmental representation to the Arnold School administration group in order to address student concerns, promote volunteer, social, and networking opportunities, and to aid in gaining and retaining top tier students.


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