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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.

Apply to Be a Peer Advisor. If you are interested in becoming an undergraduate peer advisor, contact us at internationalcenter@tufts.edu.

Meet Our Peer Advisors

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.

Rishabh Sharda (India), A23

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

I am a junior 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.

Brandon Mukadziwashe (Zimbabwe), A24

School of Arts and Sciences
BA in Computer Science and Quantitative Economics

I am a sophomore pursuing majors in Computer Science and Quantitative Economics, as well as a minor in Finance. I am from Zimbabwe. Before applying to Tufts, I took a gap year during which I took a lot of economics and finance online classes, some of which involved research. I love discussing and writing about finance topics. During my spare time, I record podcasts about finance concepts that I find interesting. I am part of the Tufts Investment Banking Club and the Tufts Daily Copy. I also love to sing. I am very excited to be joining the peer advising team; to have the opportunity to meet other international students.

Nur Akpolat (Turkey), A23

School of Arts and Sciences
BS in Biopsychology and Economics
I am Nur, a junior from Turkey and I am double majoring in Biopsychology and Economics. I am involved with the International Club, Students of Turkey, and European Students Association. In addition to the culture clubs, I am also involved with research projects in social psychology and clinical psychology off-campus. I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

Santana Koring'ura (Kenya), A23

School of Arts and Sciences
BS in Computer Science
My name is Santana Koring’ura, and I come from Kenya. I’m a sophomore. I intend to major in Computer Science, and potentially minor in Spanish. I love learning new languages, Spanish being my fourth. I’m in the photography club, as well as the African Students Organization. I also do research in cyber security with a professor here at Tufts. After high school, I took close to two gap years where I taught, and also interned in Nairobi. I’m glad to be joining the peer advising team. I hope we can learn from each other, as well as make wonderful memories.