Center for International Studies

International Student Ambassadors

WIU Ambassadors are current WIU international students who are willing to answer any questions you may have about living in Macomb.  Feel free to ask our Ambassadors questions about housing, food, shopping, cell phones, etc.  The Ambassadors are listed by country, major, and gender, but feel free to ask any of the Ambassadors any of your questions. Please note: these are student volunteers; they are not official university representatives. 

Specific questions regarding admissions, registration, and coursework should be addressed to either the Center for International Studies staff or your academic advisor once you are on campus. For general questions or concerns, contact an official university representative.

Sharmistha Das TonniSharmistha Das Tonni
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Political Science
Language: Bengali, English
WIU Email Address:  sd-tonni@wiu.edu

 

Advice to prospective students:

"Don't worry once you arrive. Everybody is very nice and ready to help."

 

Yuankang (Felix) Zhang Yuankang (Felix) Zhang
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Political Science
Languages: Chinese, English
Wechat: 858-466-7423 
WIU Email Address: Y-Zhang3@wiu.edu

 

Advice to prospective students:

"Don't hesitate to ask for help! We are here for you."

 

Are Naga Sai SumanthAre Naga Sai Sumanth 
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Computer Science
Phone Number: +1 413-297-3828
Skype: ARE Naga Sai Sumanth
WIU email: nss-are@wiu.edu

 

Favorite weekend activity:

"Weekends are great for traveling, it's good to say that my favorite part of abroad was the opportunity to travel different places."

 

Kadidia SamassekouKadidia Samassekou 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Biochemistry  
Language: French, English, Bambara
WIU email:  K-Samassekou@wiu.edu

 

Favorite place on the WIU campus:

"I like to get a cup coffee and a bagel from Einstein's in the Union before going to class."

 

Olajumoke OkeOlajumoke mary Oke 
Gender: Female 
Academic Major: Kinesiology 
Phone Number: 309-361-4163
Languages: English, Yoruba
Email Address: OM-Oke@wiu.edu

 

Advice to prospective students: 

"Be quick to hear and slow to speak. Ask and you will receive help."

 

Amith Vakkalagadda
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Computer Science 
Languages:  English
WIU Email address: a-vakkalagadda@wiu.edu
President of Indian Students Organization

 

Ekenechukwu S Obi
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Economics and Decision Sciences
Languages:  English
WIU Email address: ES-Obi@wiu.edu
President of African Students Association

Shweta PradhanShweta Pradhan 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Kinesiology   
Languages: English, Nepali, Hindi
Email Address: s-pradhan@wiu.edu

 

Favorite memory at WIU:

"No matter what you're stressed about, you will always find peace in the library. It's my local hideout."  

 

Ibrahim Ijale Ibrahim Ijale 
Gender: Male 
Academic Major: Public Health 
Phone Number: 309-203-9515
Languages: English, Yoruba
Email Address: io-ijale@wiu.edu

 

Favorite weekend activity:

"Working out at the school recreational center."

 

Karuna Reddy Pailla Karuna Reddy Pailla 
Gender: Female
Academic Major: Computer Science  
Phone Number: 309-569-9451 
Viber: 309-569-9451
WIU email: kr-pailla@wiu.edu


Favorite memory at WIU:

"My favorite memory is of a Halloween party, which had a spooky Gothic foyer, perfect for the occasion. I will never forget it."

 

Adetola Christiana Omotoso Adetola Christiana Omotoso 
Gender: Female 
Academic Major: Computer Science
Languages: English, Yoruba
Phone Number: 929-281-7401 
Email Address: ac-omotoso@wiu.edu


Favorite place on the WIU campus:

"The Stipes Dividends dinning. Great Coffee and Walkin' Tacos."

 

Muhammad OmerMuhammad Omer  
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Computer Science
Languages: English, Urdu, Arabic
Email Address: m-omer@wiu.edu

 

Advice to prospective students:

"Work with your advisor. Have a clear graduation roadmap. Plan strategically; know which courses to register for, and why and when."

 

Onic Shuvo
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Physics
Languages: Bengali, English
WIU Email address: oi-shuvo@wiu.edu
President of Bangladeshi Students Association

 

Reda Mohammed Alhubail
Gender: Male
Academic Major: Engineering Technology
Languages: Arabic and English
WIU Email address: rmm-alhubail@wiu.edu
Organization of Arab Students