The mission of the International Peer Advisor program is to support international students with their adjustment to Tufts and the US through peer-to-peer support and guidance. Through peers, students will learn about resources for navigating Tufts and will be able to build an inclusive community and connect with one another.
The role of the International Undergraduate Peer Advisor program is to support international undergraduate students through peer-to-peer connections. Peer advisors are other undergraduate students who have first-hand knowledge of the Tufts campus and university environment. They are available for one-on-one meetings and they work to connect international undergraduates to campus resources and other academic and extracurricular opportunities. Peer advisors are an important resource who can provide additional insight into how undergraduate international students can enhance their overall experience at Tufts. Contact a peer advisor to talk about:
Where to go to get information about various issues and concerns such as academic, personal, or financial support
Identify ways to connect to campus extracurricular or other activities
Learn how to get practical advice on navigating the Tufts environment or pursuing different academic and professional opportunities
Get informal opinions and advice about how to make the most of your Tufts experience
Peer advisors do not provide advice on complex immigration, health, psychological or related private and confidential matters. However, they can provide directions to appropriate campus resources.
School of Arts & Sciences - Economics, International Relations and French
Hey! I'm Ayomikun Adeyanju, also known as A.Y. I'm currently a rising senior from Lagos, Nigeria, pursuing a double major in Economics and International Relations with a focus on Africa. Additionally, I am minoring in French. My interests lie in driving economic development in Africa, promoting Pan-Africanism, and engaging in social impact consulting. At Tufts, I hold multiple roles including being the captain of COCOA (Children of Cultures of Africa), the sole African dance team on campus, a student consultant at 180 Degrees Consulting, and a Writing Fellow at the StAAR Centre. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Rwanda through a Hillel program called Tufts with Rwanda. It was an eye-opening experience where I learned about the genocide and connected with students at ASYV, a youth village for teenage victims of the tragedy. When I'm not occupied, I enjoy choreographing, watching K-dramas, indulging in historical-fiction books, and exploring new places through travel. I'm excited to connect with all of you, so please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about being an international student at Tufts.
Moizes Almeida, E26
School of Engineering - Computer Science and Human Factors Engineering
Hello everyone! My name is Moizés and I come from the countryside of the Northeast Coast of Brazil. I am a rising sophomore studying Computer Science and Human Factors Engineering. I like working with creating solutions to real-world problems with technology by/and creating more representation for minorities in STEM, as well as engaging with the international community at Tufts. On campus, I’m part of the e-board of the Brazilian Student Association at Tufts (BRASA), and I also attend to the International Club. In my free time, I like photography, doing nature trails/outdoors stuff, working out, and hiking. I’m looking forward to getting to know many of you and glad to join the team!
Dechen Chokey, A25
Tibet & India
School of Arts & Sciences - Clinical Psychology and Child Studies and Human Development
Hi, my name is Dechen. I am originally from Tibet, but I am born and raised in India. I have also lived in the UK where I did my high school at UWC Atlantic, Wales. I am majoring in Clinical Psychology and possibly minoring in Child Studies and Human Development. On campus, I attend different clubs and their events whenever I can, but particularly I am an e-board member of the Buddhist Mindfulness Sangha. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new places, cooking different dishes, being in nature, working out, and reading. I am so excited to get to know many of you!
India Tamari, A26
School of Arts & Sciences - Globalization and Economics
Hello! My name is India Tamari and I am a sophomore here at Tufts! For me, home is Geneva, Switzerland but I’m also Lebanese, Greek, Brazilian and Palestinian! I speak 5 languages and plan on majoring in International Relations with a concentration in globalization and a minor in Economics at the School of Arts and Sciences!
On campus, I enjoy attending I-club meetings and Women in International Relations meetings. Outside of campus I am a member of YNG (Young presidents organization Next Generation group) in addition to YVA (Young Visionaries associations).
I’m passionate about justice, a big foodie and I love music!
Ariadna Condezo Trinidad, A25
School of Arts & Sciences - International Relations and Civic Studies
Hi! My name is Ari, and I am a rising junior from Lima, Peru. I am double majoring in International Relations with an International Security concentration and Civic Studies. I am passionate about social impact, youth leadership, human rights, and educational policy. On campus, I am involved as the President of the Latin American Committee (LAC), Tisch College in the Student Advisory Council, and as a Teaching Assistant for Spanish. Through Tisch and the IGL (Institute of Global Leadership), I had the opportunity to go to Qatar for a UN Conference and perform research in Colombia. During my free time, I enjoy baking, watching movies, and do crafts. I am really excited to join the Peer Advising team and look forward to meeting you!
Yichen (Angela) Lin, A24
School of Arts & Sciences - Community Health and Economics
I am Angela from Shanghai, China, majoring in community health and economics. As a mental health advocate, I am a part of Active Minds at Tufts, which is a club aiming at spreading and raising mental health awareness on and off-campus. I am also involved in some research projects with a research team at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. In my free time, I enjoy doing arts and photography. I am very excited to join the team and look forward to meeting and getting to know you!
Astha Shah, E26
School of Engineering - Computer Science
Hi, I am Astha from Kathmandu, Nepal. I am a rising sophomore studying Computer Science in the School of Engineering. I like to explore and be part of different events on campus and was a part of Jumbo Ventures and Data Science group at TAMID. I like to travel, listen to music, read, and cook in my free time. I am excited to join the peer advising team and get to know you!