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International Ambassadors

Our International Ambassadors are located in offices N222 and N224 of the International Programs Building. Please stop by to get your questions answered or just to say hi!


Linh Phan

Hometown: Quang Binh Province

Home Country: Vietnam

Major: Graphic Design

Language Spoken: Vietnamese and English

Favorite Place on Campus: I enjoy the vibe of our school's Fine Arts Center.  There are a lot of wonderful artworks along the hallways of the building.

Favorite Food on Campus: I highly recommend the bagels at Einstein Bros (inside the HSS building) or the croissants of the Starbucks store as well.

Why Am I An International Ambassador: I am an International Ambassador because I love making new friends and connecting with people.  Besides, I want to help international students with getting over some of their problems when they find the University's environment unfamiliar.

Why I Choose A-State: I chose this school because this state is said to be peaceful and "Nature-Friendly".  Besides, the fees are pretty affordable.


Ryota Shimamoto

Hometown: Fukuoka

Home Country: Japan

Major: Marketing

Languages Spoken: Japanese and English

Why A-State: I wanted to study under the best minds in the country. It also offered the specialization I was seeking, and I wanted to fast track my education. A-state has a large diverse student body. More choices of majors and specializations. I chose A-state since I wanted to maximize y post-college opportunities while still in school. 

Why Am I An International Ambassador: I would love to talk to new international students and help them out in every possible way. It would help me build a traffic network as an ambassador. Also, I can imagine how hard it is for other international students to come to a foreign land where everything is so different, from food, to lifestyle and language.

My Favorite Place on Campus: I would say Wolf Life.

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Izzeldin Yasir Ahmed

Hometown: Khartoum

Home Country: Sudan

Major: Biology/Chemistry

Languages Spoken: English, Arabic

Why A-State: Because of the research opportunities and the strength of the biological department, which are offered in a relatively affordable cost.

Why I Am Pursuing My Current Degree: I aspire to become an Oncologist physician.

Favorite things to do on Campus: Hangout in the student union

Why I Am An International Ambassador: I’m an international Ambassador because I genuinely enjoy helping my peers as much as I can, while also making a ton of friendships!


Yubin Lim

Hometown: Pyeongtaek

Home Country: South Korea

Major: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Languages Spoken: Korean & English

Why A-State: A-state is well known for offering many opportunities for Korean students with affordable tuition, high-quality education, and beneficial environments, which makes me choose A-state.

Favorite Place on Campus: Definitely library. I can see all my friends there! I just feel comfortable being in the library, like my home.

Why I Am An International Ambassador: With various experiences helping international students, I am confident in this position. I am always excited to help others and be friends with them. Everyone is welcome!