International Student Mentors

International Students Team

If you would like to schedule a one on one check in with your Mentor or haven't received your assigned mentor yet, please contact us at [email protected].

Risa Iida

Risa I.  '23
Tokyo, Japan

Major: Communication and Sociology

Keep in mind that you are worthy whatever happens and asking for some help is another skill to build up. This college is always here to help you and you are not alone. 

Ask me about: Japanese Bunka Club or CSB Dance Team.

Jervon Sands

Jervon S. '23
Nassau, Bahamas

Major: Applied Physics Minor: Math 

 Being away from everything you’ve ever known is difficult and homesickness settles in quick especially during winter if you’re from a tropical climate like me. So it’s really important to make yourself as comfortable as possible and to connect with fellow students who may be sharing your experience. 

Ask me about: Archipelago Caribbean Association, Indigenous Student Association, or Engineering/Physics Club.

Charis Birkholz

Charis B. '25
Savage, Minnesota

Major: Chinese and Economics

Seek out those around you, friends, professors, mentors. You are not alone! There are people that have walked on similar paths that might be able to help with things you didn’t know they could. You will always have a friend here and a judgement free zone. Don’t be afraid to ask.

Ask me about: Bennies in Business, Women in Economics Club, Chinese Corner, and Intramural Sports.

Jimmy Tai

Jimmy T. '24
Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Major: Computer Science Minor: Japanese

Trying to survive in this cruel world. Doing good so far! If I can do it, you can do it too. I'm always by your side. 

Ask meabout: Studying abroad Japan,  Language Japanese and Chinese, Computer Science.