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Mission Statement

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.

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Undergraduate Peer Advisor Program

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 address 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.

Meet Our Peer Advisors

Fall 2022 Peer Advisors

Wei Chen (China), A25

School of Arts & Sciences
BA in Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics

My name is Wei Chen and I come from Shanghai, China. I’m a rising sophomore hoping to study Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics. I love nonprofit work and advancing civic engagement. I’m part of Tufts 180 Degrees Consulting to empower local NGOs. I have been selected to become a Tisch Scholar to further support local communities. In addition to nonprofit work, I am also an active member of the Tufts Chinese Student and Scholar Association, the Tufts Pre-law Society, as well as the Tufts Cycling Club. I am thrilled to join the peer advising team, and am looking forward to talking to you soon!

Yichen (Angela) Lin (China), A24

School of Arts & Sciences
BA in 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!

Rishabh Sharda (India), A23

School of Arts & Sciences
BS Economics, minors in Finance and Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies

I am a rising senior with a keen interest in Investment Banking, Asset Management and Equity Research. Because of my interest in the finance industry, I am part of the Tufts Financial Group and the Tufts Real Estate Society. Over the summer, I have founded a financial consultancy to give equity solutions to traders in capital markets. I am also part of the Tufts Varsity Tennis team and I am very excited to be a part of the peer advising team as it will help me become a greater part of the Tufts student community.

Wevhu Tokwe (Zimbabwe), A25

School of Arts & Sciences
BS in Cognitive and Brain Science and Philosophy, minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
I am Wevhu, and I am from Zimbabwe. I am a rising sophomore intending to double major in Cognitive and Brain Science and Philosophy (and probably minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). I spent the whole of my first semester in the South West USA borderlands through Tufts Civic Semester Program, an opportunity that helped me discover my passion in the intersection of mental health and social justice. Outside classes, I attend First Year Global Program (FYGP) alumni events, and I also volunteer as a tutor for Petey Greene, a non-profit organisation that offers second chance education to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. In the coming academic year, I will be joining the Events Programming Committee for the First-Gen Collective. I enjoy stories- telling them, hearing them, writing them, and everything about stories. I am so delighted to be part of the undergraduate peer advising team, and most importantly to connect with you; please do reach out!

Yunjia (Wendy) Zhang (China), A24

School of Arts & Sciences, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
BA in Psychology and Art History, BFA in Studio Art

I am Wendy, a rising junior from China. I am in the SMFA dual degree program, majoring in Psychology, Art History, Studio Art, and minoring in Film & Media Studies and Linguistics. I love every single aspect of visual arts and am actively participating in the art industry on and off-campus. My art practices range from painting, photography, mixed media projects to book arts. Outside of studios, I am a part of the Tufts Dining Marketing team as a photographer. I am also engaged in social media marketing and curatorial practices in art museums off-campus. Can’t wait to meet all of you!