International Activities and Events

International Club

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The purpose of the International Club is:

  • To meet the social needs of students (both foreign and American) interested in international affairs
  • To provide programs that will encourage increased awareness of world cultures among the campus and Ashland city communities
  • To give international students an opportunity to take advantage of the activities offered by the club

2017/2018 Club Officers
President: Dana Awlia

Dana Awlia   

Hello, My name is Dana Awlia, and I am an undergraduate international student from Saudi Arabia. I am sophomore; I major in Psychology and minor in Ethics. In my free time, I like to read, watch tv shows, play tennis, and practice playing guitar. Something interesting about me would be that I’m kinda obsessed with collecting books. Like even if I read the book online or borrowed it from a friend, I’ll have to buy one myself.

I am the president of the International Club. I joined the Club because when I first came to AU, I felt like how all new students (especially International students) feel. Lonely, homesick, and a stranger. One of the things that helped me not feel these things was the International Club, and through the International Club, I met all the people I now call my friends. And that’s why I wanted to work for the International Club. I want to make new International students feel welcome, and help them with anything they need. I’m also very interested in different cultures and religions, and the International Club is the best place to learn and talk about all our differences and still love each other!

You can reach her through: dawlia@ashland.edu

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Officers: Aerdabieke Amantuer, Aajah Chapman, Mohammed Bawazeer, Sean Quigley, Ora B. Jula, Tahir Olagunju

 

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Cultural Activities Coordinator: Oromia Jula

Hello, My name is Oromia Jula, and I am an undergraduate international student from Ethiopia. I am a Junior; I major in Computer Art and Graphic Programming and minor in Studio Art and Religion. In my free time, I like to read, paint(digitally), watch anime and I also watch foreign shows to learn more about the world, and languages. Something interesting about me is I draw or paint the worlds I imagine when I read a book so that I don't forget it later.

I am the Cultural Activities Coordinator for the Club. I joined the Club because I wanted to help international students who are far away from home to feel like they're right at home; so that they could enjoy their time here, make new friends and experience new things. I wanted to help build this community and be part of it. Through the International Club, I have learned a lot about different cultures, religions, languages, people and I have friends from all over the world. I think that is pretty cool.

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Secretary of the International Club: Aerdabieke Amantuer

Hello, My name is Aerdabieke Amantuer, and I am an international graduate student from China. I major in Educational Leadership. My favorite things to do are reading, working out, and playing basketball. Something interesting about me is I can speak five different languages.

I am the Secretary of the International Club. I joined the club because l want to contribute to the international community, learn more and bring a new experience to my life.

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Mohammad

Event Activities Coordinator: Mohammed Bawazeer

Hello, my name is Mohammed Bawazeer and I am an undergraduate international student from Saudi Arabia. I am a Junior majoring in Computer Science. In my free time, I like to read, write computer codes, watch movies, and play soccer. Something interesting about me is I like the color orange, I like to travel by car, go to museums, and sit around a fire.

I am the Event Activities Coordinator for the International Club. I joined the international club since the first day for me in Ashland. The Club helped me to get involved on campus. It is the right organization for an international student to find friends and meet new people. Also, the International Club Activities help the student to enjoy their free time and help relax them during the study time.

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Aajah

Hello, My name is Aajah Chapman, and I am an undergraduate student from Streetsboro, OH. I am a Freshmen; I haven’t declared my major yet, but I am interested in business management as a major and international business as a minor. In my free time, I like to dance and draw. Something interesting about me is that I have crazy dreams and you should totally ask me about one day. Another thing is that I literally listen to everything and all types of music. From hip-hop, rock, Kpop, to Viking and epic music.

I joined the international club recently because I love helping others and I want to learn and help share their culture with others.

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Sean

Hello, I am Sean Quigley, I am from New Knoxville, Ohio. I am a freshman majoring in International Political Studies and am minoring in Political Economy. In my free time, I like to work out, practice martial arts, and languages, specifically, Arabic, Turkish, and Uyghur.

I joined the international club recently because I have an interest in different cultures and languages.

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Club Advisor
Scott Parillo
sparillo@ashland.edu
x5631

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Laila Alharbi
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International Student Services
Scott Parillo
Director
iss@ashland.edu
419.289.5631