International Student Orientation Team
Meet the Mighty O-Team! They are so excited to welcome the incoming international class of 2018, exchange and visiting students. Like you, they know what it is like to be a new student at Occidental. They are here to support you and make you feel at home. You already have 8 new friends at OXY!
Hello! My name is Mika Kato, and I am a rising junior from Japan. While I am Japanese, I was raised in Dubai and Los Angeles for nine years as a child and moved to Japan in fifth grade. Because of my experiences, I understand the incredible excitement that comes with experiencing a new culture and how to overcome various anxieties, and want to share this experience to help others transition into Oxy and begin their wonderful experiences. My passions are being artistic and creative and exploring cultures and traveling . I am hoping to be a Global Communities and Social Change major, as I am currently in the process of trying to create my own major. Please contact me if there are any questions at all. I am very excited to meet all of you very soon!
My name Hana Mizuno and I’m from Tokyo, Japan. This coming fall, I’m going to be a senior, majoring in Math and minoring in Computer Science. As an international student, I had a hard time adjusting to the new environment when I arrived at Oxy as a freshman. Throughout the international orientation, I hope to support you all in adapting to life at Oxy. I would also love to introduce you to the opportunities not only at Oxy, but also in the city of Los Angeles! I’m really excited to see you all in August!!
My name is Shuyi (Eliza) Chen, class of 2018. I was born and raised in Shanghai which is a pretty cool and intelligent city in China. It is my very first year in the U.S., and I know all kinds of challenges new arrived students might face. I understand that, and I really want to help new international students to get through that by sharing my own experience. I am thinking to be biochemistry major at Oxy. I am also a pre-med student and plan to go to medical school after graduation. I would love to answer any questions you guys have, regard to where to eat, buying stuff, doing sports, so on and so on. If you are thinking to be a science major or consider pursuing a health related career but have worries and concerns, that is even better!! Because, I do have a lot to share and say J I can wait to seeing everyone this summer!! Wish you can all adjust the first year college life very smoothly.
Hi! I’m Emma Goldstein, a rising senior at Occidental from Westchester, New York. My major at Oxy is Chinese Studies. I am currently studying abroad in Nanjing, China on an intensive language program. My experiences navigating life in Nanjing continue to be exciting, challenging and rewarding. Back at Occidental I am a tour guide for Occidental Admissions and a member of a co-ed fraternity, Zeta Tau Zeta. I am looking forward to being part of the International Orientation team this summer and showing the reasons I love Oxy to a new group of students!
Hello! My name is Connie Li, and I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I study Biochemistry here at Oxy and will be a junior this upcoming school year. I am a part of Oxy’s cheer team and you will be able to see me at most football and basketball home games. (Go Tigers!!) Besides cheering on our mighty tigers you can also find me brewing coffee in The Green Bean, Oxy’s very own coffee lounge. My family and I moved to California right before I came to Oxy, which was one of the biggest changes in my life. I can definitely relate with those of you who have come far away from home. I am so thrilled to be joining international O-Team this year and hope that through sharing some of my own personal experiences I can help you all transition swimmingly into your new college life at Oxy. I am looking forward to meeting all of you in person! See you soon!
Hi! My name is Ryan Lu and I'm a rising sophomore with a potential major in DWA here at Oxy. I was born and raised in China, and have been going to international schools ever since I was six. My time in Oxy so far has really been great, but just like every other international students, I had a tough start. It takes time to adjust yourself to this totally new environment and understand the cultural differences. I would love to show all of incoming international students around our campus and guide them through the their first first few days at Oxy. I am really excited about being a international O-team leader and looking forward to make friends with everyone.
Hello! I'm Yicheng Zhou from the southeast part of China. As a rising sophomore, I haven't decided my major yet while I'm quite interested in many areas, like economics and art. I studied in a regular high school for 2 years and an international school for 1 year in China. So I can fully understand how hard it can be at the start, especially for those who have little or no international education background. For the past year in Oxy, I've changed a lot, learnt a lot and grown a lot. I feel so blessed that I can meet so many nice people here. I'm really looking forward to be part of the orientation team this year. Please don't hesitate and just ask me if you need any help. I'm so excited to meet all you guys soon!
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