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October 28, 2008

Welcome to the U!

hi, this is yeshi. i am from nepal, currently a senior in b.s. architecture.
i have been where you are right now...in a confused world with a lot of questions about college, u.s, living here all the ?????????s so throw some questions this way and all we ambassadors can help you with answers.

October 24, 2008

Hello, World!

konchada@oxygen (/home/grad02/konchada) % vim helloworld

$name="Vamsikrishna Konchada";
$program="Master of Science";
$major="Computer Science";
$comment="Feel free to send us the doubts or questions. We know you have many things to ask us, we've been through the phase you are going through.\n";

$ending_note="Its been only 2 months since I came here, loadsa fresh experiences to share. more to come soon. Till then enjoy great mugs of coffee, and have fun.\n";
$tchao="Tchao! :)";

print "Hello, World! My name is $name, you can call me $inshort in short. I'm doing $program in $major here.";
print "$comment\n";
print "$ending_note\n";
print "$tchao\n";

Continue reading to see the output of this program.


Hello, World! My name is Vamsikrishna Konchada, you can call me Vamsi in short. I'm doing Master of Science in Computer Science here.Feel free to send us the doubts or questions. We know you have many things to ask us, we've been through the phase you are going through.

Its been only 2 months since I came here, loadsa fresh experiences to share. more to come soon. Till then enjoy great mugs of coffee, and have fun.

Tchao! :)

Welcome! We're here for you!

Hello, my name is Hee Sung from S.Korea!

On the flight.jpg

I'm currently studying in Human Resource Development master program. I've been in Minnesota over one year, enjoying most time, but struggling sometimes. I believe you will arrive here soon or someday and you have many questions about U of M, Minnesota, and America. I want to share many stories with you. Please look forward to them!

Hee Sung

Hello Guys!

Hello there! My name is Viviane and I will be one of the International Ambassador for this Fall and the spring of 09 too! So I hope you will enjoy our posts as well as the University once you are here!!!

My home country is Cameroon, and I came here about two years ago. I am currently a third year student at the University of Minnesota and I am majoring in Biomedical Engineering, quite an interesting major and mainly for people who can handle hot sauce :). Aside from school, I enjoy reading and I am pretty good at pencil drawing! I also speak French, so if you want to practice or learn new words...* [I am] raising both hands* :)

Feel free to email me (tchon002_at_umn_dot_edu) or ask me any questions you want! There are a lot of things you will have to adjust to, as an international students and through our posts, we are going to give you our insights and how it is up here. But we all love emails and comments, so email us if you have any questions!

Enjoy :)


Courtesy of Ben Franske (Wikipedia Commons)

October 23, 2008

Hello everyone!

I am Misa, a second year master's student in the Comparative and International Development Education track at the Department of Educational Policy and Administration. OK, long enough. You can call as CIDE at EdPA. You will be surprised (and may be overwhelmed) by all the acronyms on campus at the beginning. Acronyms can be confusing, but once you are over the "recognizing" stage, they actually make your life easier. So no worries. Oh, by the way, my name happened to stand for Minnesota International Student Association (MISA) and Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA), too. Aha! Now you know I was meant to be in this university (^ ^).

I am originally from Japan. I love travelling, dancing (I currently do tap dancing), sports, outdoor activites, theater, and meeting old and new friends from all over the world. I am excited to be an ambassador, and look forward to sharing my experience at the U (...again, another abbreviation) with you.

Stay connected!

HeLLo! and WeLcOmE!

Hi, my name is Gabriela and you can read my weekly posting here starting next week...so come back soon :)

October 21, 2008


·NAME: Stella / Tianlin Shi / 施天霖/ ティアンリン·シー
·DB: Feb 3rd, 1989
·YR: Sophomore
·MAJOR: Accounting
·MINOR: Leadership
·INTERESTS: LOMO / Travel / Movies / Rumba / Karaoke / Drawing / Sleeping / Sports ...
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Nama Saya (My Name Is) Asa

Hello Everyone ^^

My name is Asa. I am an international student from Indonesia and a sophomore majoring in Genetics.

Last year I lived in Centennial Hall (one of the residence halls at the University of Minnesota) http://www.housing.umn.edu/halls/centennial/photos.shtml with many other international and American students. A couple of my friends and I liked to go to multicultural events to experience different things and to meet different people from all over the world. Since then I have been involved with many multicultural activities. The experiences has been amazing; therefore, I cannot wait to get connected with all of you. Ask us questions because we are for you!!!

October 20, 2008

Hi, I'm Xi o(∩_∩)o...

Hi, I'm Xi from China, the first year student of MACC(Master of Accountancy) in Carlson School of Management. It's so lovely to you here.

I'm from the South of China, and did my college in the North of China. This is my 2nd month in Minnesota, so I'm also a new student. Everything is so exciting in this new life, and I have tons of stories to share with you guys.
Now is the Mid-term season. Hope I can pass all the exams, then I can talk to you by blogging!!! Haha, I can't wait~~~

October 17, 2008

ISSS ambassadors

Here is the group photo of this year's ambassadors!

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