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International Connection Leaders

Our team of peer mentors is here to help answer your questions before arrival and to help guide and support your successful transition to campus!

Complete the Confirmation of Attendance Form and indicate your preferred social media contact information (Skype, FaceTime, WeChat, etc) so that your International Connection Leader can reach you for video chat!

ICL Staff


Honoka Takato
Honoka Takato
Year: Senior
Major: International Studies & Cultural Anthropology
Hometown: Niigata, Japan
Languages: English, Japanese
Involvements: Japanese Student Association, ICL, MCISA
Advice for new students: I would like to share my favorite phrase I learned in one of my Anthropology class—"Make the strange familiar and the familiar strange". Meet new people! Get involved! And broaden your world by knowing something you have never experienced before.

Maria Gunawan
Maria Gunawan
Year: Junior
Major: Graphic Design & Marketing
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Chinese basic
Involvements: MCISA, Student Government Association, Chinese Student Association
Advice for new students: Allow people into your life and let things adapt around you. Of-course being in a different country with different people is not as simple and comfortable as being home but when you allow yourself to be open, you'll find out that there are so much more to explore!

Tint Thiri Hmwei
Tint Thiri Hmwei
Year: Graduate
Major: Information Technology and Management
Hometown: Myanmar
Languages: Burmese, English
Involvements: Connection Leader, Student Building Manager at UC
Advice for new students: Make new friends, Learn new things, Try to improve interpersonal communication skills throughout the school year.


Kenzia Purtri
Kezia Putri
Year: Junior
Major: Finance
Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Chinese basic
Involvements: Student Government Association, International Student Association, Chinese Student Association
Advice for new students: Get out of your comfort zone, adapt, and remain positive. Start where you are with what you have, start now. No matter how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of anyone who isn't trying!

Misa Nguyen
Misa Nguyen
Year: Graduate
Major: MBA
Hometown: Vietnam
Languages: Vietnamese, English, Japanese
Involvements: Connection Leader
Advice for new students: Networking, don't be afraid of challenge, and be talkative!


Mimiw Seagrave

Mimiw Seagrave
Year: Senior
Major: International Human Rights
Hometown: Chiang Mai, Thailand/California
Languages: English, Thai, Mandarin, Lisu
Involvements: President of Amnesty International Chapter, FYE, Chinese Student Association
Advice for new students: Take every opportunity that comes your way — you never know what doors it will open or who you'll meet.