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Mentors for New International Graduate Students

We realize that adjusting to a new culture can be difficult.  Therefore, we have provided you with a list of current University of South Carolina - Arnold School of Public Health graduate students who have volunteered to serve as a mentor to incoming international graduate students in Public Health.  The list is arranged by region so you may contact a student from your country of origin or those with similar backgrounds.

Africa

Oluwole Babatunde
oab@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Nigeria
Degree Seeking: EPID/PhD

Marian Botchway
mob@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Ghana/Ethiopia
Degree Seeking: HPEB/PhD

Gloria Esoimeme
esoimeme@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Nigeria/West Africa
Degree Seeking: HSPM/PhD 

Ashley Guthrie  
aguthrie@email.sc.edu  
Country/Region: USA
  - Experiences in other Countries: Guinea/West Africa/Ecuador
  - Experience with other Cultures: Korean
Degree Earned: HPEB/MPH

Dumbiri Onyeajam
onyeajam@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Nigeria/Africa
Degree Seeking: HSPM/PhD


Asia

Ashley Guthrie  
aguthrie@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: USA
  - Experiences in other Countries: Guinea/West Africa/Ecuador
  - Experience with other Cultures: Korean
Degree Earned: HPEB/MPH

Leila Sadegh
leysade@gmail.com
Country/Region: Iran
Degree Seeking: HSPM/MHA

Dana AlHasan
dalhasan@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: Middle East
Degree Seeking: EPID/PhD


Latin America & the Caribbean

Ashley Guthrie  
aguthrie@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: USA
  - Experiences in other Countries: Guinea/West Africa/Ecuador
  - Experience with other Cultures: Korean
Degree Earned: HPEB/MPH

Ligia Reyes
Country/Region: Guatemala/Latin America
Degree Seeking: HPEB/PhD

North America

Ashley Guthrie  
aguthrie@email.sc.edu
Country/Region: USA
  - Experiences in other Countries: Guinea/West Africa/Ecuador
  - Experience with other Cultures: Korean
Degree Earned: HPEB/MPH


Additional Resources

USC Buddies Beyond Borders
Buddies Beyond Borders was developed by the International Student Services Office at the University of South Carolina to assist with the social transition of international students. Buddies Beyond Borders provides both international students and American students/staff at the University of South Carolina an opportunity for connection and friendship. Both the International and American Buddy can have the enriching experience of a cultural exchange, and gain a broadened perspective about the world.