International Student Ambassadors

Talk to a student you can relate to.

About me

Hello, my name is Ahmed Al Busaidi, I am from Oman born and raised (it’s the most beautiful country to visit). Currently, I am a senior who is studying accounting. I love coffee and enjoy making it, so ask me about the best coffee places. I am a fan of FC Barcelona and enjoy watching F-1; Ferrari is my team but my favorite F-1 Driver is Lewis Hamilton. Roger Federer is my favorite tennis player of all time and Messi is the GOAT. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me regarding any questions you have.

Contact

Instagram: ahmed. .albusaidi
SMS: +1 5095959303
Email: ahmed.albusaidi@wsu.edu

In short

Hometown: Nizwa, Oman
Languages: Arabic and English
Year at WSU: 4th year (senior)

Academic life

Major: Accounting
Favorite courses: ENTRP 492 and ACCTG 433

Hobbies & interests

Football · Volleyball · Tennis · Traveling

Coffee · History · Sports in general

Clubs & societies

None currently

About me

Hi! My name is Yiyuan Jia, but I go by Arthur here in the U.S. I’m from Tianjin, China. I’m a 3rd-year psychology student here at WSU. My interest mainly lies in science and technology, but I have also acquainted myself with a variety of other things, such as history, culture, and languages. In my free time, my favorite activity is to consume all kinds of science-fiction-related contents. I hope we can get along and talk about nerdy stuff!

Contact

Instagram: arthuritis.jia

In short

Hometown: Tianjin, China
Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English, and Japanese
Year at WSU: Junior

Academic life

Major: Psychology
Favorite courses: PSYCH 333 and PSYCH 372

Hobbies & interests

Reading · Movies · Anime · Science and technology

Clubs & societies

International Center

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About me

Hello everyone! I am an international student from Jordan currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. I came to WSU in fall 2021. I was born in Mauritania and lived there for 11 years, then I moved to Jordan for almost 7 years and now here I am in Pullman. I love traveling and learning about new cultures, in fact, I have been to 11 countries so far. Also, I enjoy playing soccer and riding horses, and I currently go to the Chinook gym. Please don’t hesitate to reach out, I’d be more than happy to help.

Contact

Email · SMS · Instagram

In short

Hometown: Irbid, Jordan 
Languages: English, Arabic, French
Year at WSU: 2nd

Academic life

Major: Electrical Engineering – Pullman campus
Favorite courses: Anything math-related! · Physics for Engineers
Previous qualification: GCE Advanced Level (A-Level)

Hobbies & interests

Traveling · Sports · Watching movies

Clubs & societies

International Programs

About me

Hi guys! My name is Jude Abualtin and I am currently a senior studying Psychology, and minoring in Human Development and Human Resource Management. I have lived in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United States and I love traveling and exploring new places. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Contact

Instagram: judeabualtin

In short

Hometown: Amman, Jordan 
Languages: English and Arabic
Year at WSU: Currently a senior

Academic life

Major: Psychology
Favorite courses: Psych 265 and Psych 333

Hobbies & interests

Hanging out with my friends · Going to the gym · Shopping · Painting

Clubs & societies

Alpha Gamma Delta, research team member with Professor Chris Barry

About me

Hello, my name is Aqilah Silvia Laksmana, but I prefer to be called Kaz. I’m currently in my second year, pursuing a bachelor’s in zoology to be a reptile educator in the future. My main interests are reptiles and amphibians, and I also enjoy listening to the band Lovejoy and playing Minecraft. Feel free to reach out to me, especially if you have any questions regarding WSU!

Contact

Instagram: hyperneon.e

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Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Languages: Indonesian and English
Year at WSU: Currently in my 2nd year (sophomore)

Academic life

Major: Zoology
Favorite courses: ANTH 135 – Mythbusting in Archeology

Hobbies & interests

Reptiles and amphibians · Listening to music · Minecraft

Clubs & societies

International Center

About me

Hello I’m Kiki and this is my first year in WSU. I am extremely passionate about learning languages and cultures around the world. I want to travel around the world when I start to wrinkle down and retire. I am born and raised on the west side of the U.S. so I have a relative idea of what you need, what to do, and what to expect.

Contact

Instagram: realtallperson

In short

Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Languages: English and intermediate Chinese
Year at WSU: First year second semester

Academic life

Major: Pre-vet/Zoology
Favorite courses: Poli Sci 102

Hobbies & interests

Board games · Listening to music

Animals · Badminton

Clubs & societies

CSSA (Chinese Student Society Association)

About me

Hi! My name is Zixing Li and you can also call me Linda. I’m from Xi’an, China. I’m working on my master’s degree in the College of Education at WSU and my field is language learning and teaching. I love exploring different cultures and making new friends! I would love to provide any help so please feel free to contact me! : )

Contact

Instagram: zixing599

WeChat: 13891839070

In short

Hometown: Xi’an, China
Languages: Chinese, English, and Japanese
Year at WSU: Started my master’s degree in 2022

Academic life

Major: Language, Literacy, and Technology (Education)
Favorite courses: Practicum course

Hobbies & interests

Listen to music · Chat with friends · Window shopping

Clubs & societies

Intensive American Language Center

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About me

I am a Pakistani, born and raised in Saudi Arabia. I love physics and math, which is why I have taken ME as my major. I like talking to new people and introducing them to new things. I lived most of my life in Saudi Arabia and went to Pakistan every summer, so I am connected to both cultures and consider both of them my home. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions you have and I’ll be looking forward to answering them! 😊

Contact

InstaGram (msas_2002_)

In short

Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Languages: Urdu/Hindi and English
Year at WSU: Currently in my first year

Academic life

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite courses: Physics and Math

Hobbies & interests

Sketching · Gaming · Movies · Spending time with friends and family

Clubs & societies

None yet

About me

Hi everyone, I’m Phuong and my home country is Vietnam. I flew to Pullman just 4 months ago. It has been a really exciting journey, and I have met many new friends from all around the world. WSU provides me with an extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere, which helps me a lot in adapting to the new environment. As a freshman myself, I know clearly how it feels to be abroad by yourself, so please don’t mind asking me if you have any questions about WSU. I’m very pleased to answer all of your concerns and help you out.

Contact

Facebook: Hoàng Phượng

Instagram: hnggphng

In short

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Languages: Vietnamese and English
Year at WSU: Freshman

Academic life

Major: Accounting
Favorite courses: Business Administration 100 (BA 100)

Hobbies & interests

Badminton · Swimming · Hanging out · Having good food · Meeting new people · Networking

Clubs & societies

Board Game Club · Delta Sigma Pi – business fraternity · Cougs Lead Program

About me

Hi there! I’m an International student from El Salvador (in Central America). I transferred from Everett Community College in Western Washington and am majoring in Comparative Ethnic Studies.

I love learning about different cultures, learning new recipes, and talking to people. You’re more than welcome to reach out – I’ll be happy to help!

Contact

In short

Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador
Languages: Spanish, English, and learning Japanese
Year at WSU: 3rd-year transfer student

Academic life

Major: Comparative Ethnic Studies, minor in Global Studies
Favorite courses: Anything with communication and culture studies!

Hobbies & interests

Baking · Listening to music · Crocheting

Clubs & societies

International Center

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About me

Hi! I’m Takashi, and I work as an international student ambassador at Washington State University, Pullman. Please feel free to ask any questions because I’m here to be your help!

Contact

Email · SMS · Instagram

In short

Hometown: Osaka
Languages Japanese and English
Year at WSU: Currently in 2nd year

Academic life

Major: Business – Pullman campus
Favorite courses: Accounting · Business Analysis
Previous qualification: Bachelor’s degree

Hobbies & interests

Volleyball · Video games · Listening to music

Clubs & societies

I’m not part of any societies

About me

Hi everyone! My name is Tammy Ha, and I am a double major in Psychology and Human Development. You will usually find me with some desserts that I have baked or laughing with my friends! I love to chat about absolutely anything, so please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Contact

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Hometown: Spokane, Washington, USA
Languages: English and Vietnamese
Year at WSU: 3rd year

Academic life

Major: Human Development and Psychology
Favorite courses: HD 300

Hobbies & interests

Cooking · Baking · Watching K-dramas · Calligraphy

Clubs & societies

International Students’ Council, Taiwanese Student Association, S.H.A.P.I.N.G Conference

About me

Hello! I’m Thrishna Reddy and I’m a freshman here at WSU studying MIS. I’m From Hyderabad, India, and my favorite dish is one of the many things Hyderabad is famous for, Biryani!! I came to WSU in August 2023, and have since learned a lot about living away from my family. It helped me grow as a woman and an individual, which pushed me to help anyone in need of such help! Rock climbing in the University Recreation Center is one of the new hobbies I developed after moving to Pullman, and I’ve always loved a suspenseful crime thriller. I would never turn down a deep philosophical conversation, or any small question about WSU, so please feel free to reach out to me regarding any question! It’s always a pleasure to be able to help aspiring students like myself. 

Contact

Instagram: Thrishna_reddy

In short

Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Languages: English, Telugu, Hindi
Year at WSU: Freshman

Academic life

Major: Management Information Systems
Favorite courses: MIS

Hobbies & interests

Rock climbing · Watching crime thrillers · Yoga · Anime

Clubs & societies

International Center, Indian Student Association WSU, Women in Business

About me

Hi! I am Xinping Luo and you can call me Angel as well. This is my second year in WSU and I love the friendly community here. I just finished my bridge program (Undergraduate Foundation) last year. Also, I picked my major at the end of last semester, so this is my first semester in marketing major. As a result, feel free to ask me if you are interested in WSU bridge program or hesitating with picking a major! I hope my experience can send you some help. 🙂 Also, contact me if you want some help from me (and not only about the major)! <3

Contact

Email: xinping.luo@wsu.edu

In short

Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Languages: English, Chinese
Year at WSU: Sophomore

Academic life

Major: Marketing
Favorite courses: HBM 101

Hobbies & interests

Video games · Movies · Music · Anime

Clubs & societies

CSSA (Chinese Students & Scholars Association ), Women in Business

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