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Fan L

Global Peer Advisor

Program: Bachelor of Social Work

Year of Study: 4th year

Places I Call Home: Xi’an in China and also Ottawa in Canada

Campus Involvement: ISSO volunteer and work-study student, Local Committee President at AIESEC in Carleton (the largest youth-led and non-profit organization in the world), Culture Walks Mentor at Career Services, previously a CUSA (Carleton University Students Association) and SEO (Student Experience Office) volunteer.

Hobbies: Reading, blogging, watching movies and documentaries, traveling and making new friends.

Best part of being in Ottawa: Ottawa has a combination of being both a big city and a small country, a political capital and a cultural centre. It really suits everyone, whatever they are looking for. It just feels like home and comfortable. It is simple but enchanting.

Advice for new international students: Stay connected and be open-minded and curious. There will be times that are challenging: don’t be afraid to reach out to your loved ones for help. With an open mind and curiosity, you will soon discover the beauty of every culture and make many new connections. Don’t forget to enjoy every little bit of your journey here at Carleton.