Global Leaders are here for you!
Our 2020 Global Leader team hails from India, South Korea, China, Ukraine, Vietnam, and right here in the U.S. They are a mix of both undergraduate and graduate students with majors ranging from Computer Engineering to Public Health, and Business Administration to Urban Planning. While they may come from different cultural backgrounds and have different academic pursuits, one thing they have in common is their commitment to supporting SJSU international students. Read their welcome messages and tips below, and view their bios here.
Hi Global Spartans! We are pleased to have you in our community. Despite this difficult time try to take the best from every day, and we, Global Leaders, will be here to make sure that your SJSU journey is as fun as always.–Lina
Welcome to the Spartan Family! We’re excited for all our new and returning international Spartans in the upcoming academic year. Though this year is like no other, I hope you can all still make the best of it. Study hard, but remember to take care of yourselves and take advantage of all the opportunities that open up! We’re here for you–near or far–and are always rooting for you. Good luck Spartans!–Neng
I’m glad that you didn’t just sit and wait until everything “goes back to normal” but chose to continue to invest in education. You’ve made it here despite multiple challenges – let’s together get through this proud and strong.–Mindy
Welcome to our Global Spartans! Let’s endure together and get through these difficult times. Hope you will make many special, informative and enjoyable memories at SJSU. —Hazel
It’s a great honor of mine to welcome all of you to SJSU, and hope you can all learn something valuable here! And I will give you guys my favorite quote in case you encounter challenges. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” by C.S. Lewis.–Song
Welcome All International Spartans!! We’re so glad to have you guys in the fall 2020 semester, and hope you all are staying well and safe! I would like to share a quote to our new spartans: “Make each day your masterpiece” by John Wooden, and that’s what I hope so.–Yuki
This year has no doubt been challenging, but I would like to share with you an excerpt from my favorite book: “Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” We are honored to join you on your incredible journey at SJSU, and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you!–Thi
Welcome to SJSU, we are so proud of you all for being so strong. History will remember you, because you are a champion. We are with you in this together. And we will use these challenges as motivation to push harder. We won’t give up, not until we’ve given everything we’ve got. Believe in yourself, and victory will be yours. —Riya
“Study abroad is the single most effective way of changing the way we view the world” —Chantal Mitchell. Although we are stuck at home, you all make a really brave choice to study abroad.–Harry
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