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Meet International Students

Meet virtually with an international student

Schedule a video call with an international student like you to get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to study abroad at Toronto Metropolitan University. They can answer any questions you have about student culture, community and life on campus and in the big city.

Need another way to connect? International Student Ambassadors are also available on chat, Monday through Friday. Start chatting with us online now!

Book a meeting with Dumebi
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Preferred name: Dumebi

Pronouns: she/her

Program: Computer Science

Year: 4th year

Home Country: Nigeria

Home City: Lagos

Languages spoken: English and Igbo

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be
Potatoes, in any form

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Time travel 

Who is your favourite movie character? 
Jessica Chastain, the lead in Molly’s game

Book a meeting with Isioma
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Student name: Isioma

Pronouns: she/her

Program: Business Management - Human Resources

Year: 2nd year

Home Country: Nigeria

Home City: Port Harcourt

Languages spoken: English and Igbo

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
Definitely Jollof rice, I could eat it any day 

Pineapple on pizza – yucky or yummy? 
I’m gonna have to go with yuck, I just feel like it does not belong on pizza. Sorry to all the pineapple pizza loving people

What is one item you never leave your house without? 
My phone and headphones are a package deal for me

Book a meeting with Riley
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Preferred name: Riley/Hongyu Yan

Pronouns: she/her

Program: Creative Industries

Year: 2nd year

Home Country: China

Home City: Fuxin

Languages spoken: Chinese-Mandarin and English

What's the best advice you've been given?
Don't give unsolicited advice :)

Who is your favourite movie character? 
Every Barbie/princess from the very early Barbie movie series, such as Barbie of Swan Lake, Barbie as Repunzel, Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses etc. I watched them when I was very young

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Many– a teacher, a scientist, a superstar…but now, my mind changed

Book a meeting with Faheel
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Preferred name: Faheel

Pronouns: he/him

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Year: 3rd year

Home Country: Pakistan

Home City: Lahore

Languages spoken: English and Urdu

What’s your favourite sports team?
Men in Green (Pakistan national cricket team)

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be
Shawarma from Ali Baba's (with a TMU discount)

If you could be on any reality show, what would it be?
Selling Sunset

Book a meeting with Jennifer
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Preferred name: Jennifer

Pronouns: she/her

Program: Journalism

Year: 4th year

Home Country: Vietnam

Home City: Hanoi

Languages spoken: English and Vietnamese

Who is your favourite movie character?
I can relate a lot to Mia from La La Land

What's the best advice you've been given?
"Feelings aren’t right or wrong — only what you choose to do with them"

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Mind reading

Book a meeting with Giuli
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Student name: Giuli

Pronouns: she/her

Program: Creative Industries

Year: 3rd year

Home Country: Mexico

Home City: Cancun

Languages spoken: Spanish and English

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Enchiladas verdes. Or my mom’s homemade lasagna. Also, it’s not a meal but I’m pretty sure I could eat apple pie every single day of my life.

Would you rather stay up late or wake up early?
Neither, I would rather just stay asleep

Last great movie you saw?
Pride and prejudice. But that’s only because I am never not watching it. Ask me this question in a week, in a month, in a year… it doesn’t matter. Pride and Prejudice is always my most recently watched movie. All the other movies never stood a chance

Book a meeting with Nick
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Preferred name: Nick

Pronouns: he/him

Program: Nursing

Year: 3rd year

Home Country: Trinidad and Tobago

Home City: Port-of-Spain

Languages spoken: English

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
Are you really going to make me pick between fried chicken, pizza and sushi?

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An Engineer

Would you rather stay up late or wake up early?
I’d rather wake up early and get the most out of the day. Soak up all the rays (yes even in Winter)

Tour campus with a student

Want to see our campus in the heart of the city? Take a guided virtual tour with one of our international students.

Hear from students about the international experience

Our international students talk about everything from why they chose to study at TMU to how they feel about work opportunities.

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