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Aug 30 2011

NYIT Student Ambassadors Provide Strong Support Network for International Students

International students attend orientation at NYIT's Old Westbury campus

Old Westbury, N.Y (Aug. 31, 2011)—First-day jitters, along with the aftermath of flight delays and power outages from Hurricane Irene, did not keep NYIT’s newest international students from attending orientation in Old Westbury on Aug. 30.
The orientation provided the group with an opportunity to learn about campus life on Long Island. NYIT’s Director of International Education Barbara Multari and Karen Johnson, associate director of international education also introduced the group to the Student Solutions Center and Office of Career Services.  Dean of Student Life Francy Magee addressed students from Egypt, Greece, India, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and Trinidad, explaining that “homesickness happens,” and that international student ambassadors would help the new arrivals with their transitions to life in New York.
Throughout the day’s icebreakers, campus tours, and presentations, ambassadors Mansi Bawaria, Deeksha Kochhar, and Moda Pamula assured their new classmates that a strong support network will enhance their NYIT experiences.
“Like most international students, when I first arrived on campus all I could think was ‘what is going on?’” said Kochhar, a senior human resources major from India. “I know and understand the questions and problems they’re going to have—because I’ve had the exact same ones, and can point them in the right direction.”  
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