International Peer Orientation Leaders (iPOL)

For the orientation program, all international students will be placed into small groups led by an International Peer Orientation Leader (iPOL). iPOLs are current Miami University students who can answer questions about campus life, academics, transitioning to Miami, and many other topics. Feel free to ask the iPOLs any questions you have about being a student! We hope that you have a great orientation experience and are interested in applying to be an iPOL in the future.

Diwen Chen

Diwen Chen

Hello!! My name is Diwen Chen. I am from Qingdao, China. I am senior major in Kinesiology. In my free time I love to watch and play basketball, play piano and write poems. I have been actively involving Asian American Association (AAA), one of the biggest cultural org on campus, to promote cultural awareness and diversity. I love talking to people with different backgrounds as much as I love to learn from them to improve myself, culturally. My time here at Miami has made me a person that I am proud of today, and I can't wait to make this happen to all of you too!

Callen Conroy

Callen Conroy

Hi everyone! My name is Callen Conroy. I am a senior studying microbiology, pre-medicine. I am from Chicago, IL. Being able to make such amazing friends is something that I've loved about Miami.  Every year, my friends and I take a trip to Hueston Woods on the first weekend back from summer break. I continue to look forward to all the amazing people that I will meet as I finish out my senior year. One piece of advice that I have is to find time to enjoy yourself. There are so many opportunities to do fun things on campus and in Oxford, and you should definitely take advantage of the time that you have to enjoy yourself in college.

Xiaoyi Huang

Xiaoyi Huang

Hi there! I am Xiaoyi Huang, feel free to call me Chris! I am a senior, Early Childhood Education major and I come from Shenzhen, China. I am service-oriented and love to help others. I dreamed to be a teacher since I was little. Deep in my heart, I want to do as much as I can for students in China. Therefore, I chose this major and I love it so much. In this major, I'm not only learning how to be a good teacher but also how to be a better human being. Welcome to Miami! I'm sure you will have a great time!

Jugal Jain

Jugal Jain

Hey! My name is Jugal and I'm a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I'm from Mumbai, India. My most memorable moments at Miami include coming back after every break to see my friends again, taking part in different events on campus, and going to football and ice hockey games. The goals I had coming to college were to excel academically, learn moral values which I will retain and use throughout my life, and be a part of extracurricular activities. I'm involved in The Miami Student newspaper as the Photo Editor because I love Photography. Being thousands of miles away from your family, you'll find a new diverse family here which will teach you many values and skills that help you develop as a person. It gets much better here at Miami with every semester you finish! 

Woojin Lee

Woojin Lee

Hello! I'm Woojin, a rising junior majoring in Life Science & Chemistry Education with a minor in Leadership and Management. I'm from Suwon, South Korea. Some events that I was involved on campus were Fusion and Asian Culture Festival held by the Asian American Association. It was a great experience where I got to do what I love, with people I love! You should definitely explore different options in Miami, there's so much you can do if you reach out! Go out of your comfort zone and mingle. You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain!

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Jackie Wang

I'm Jackie, a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. I come from Baotou, China, a city, famous for the Little Sheep Hot Pot. When transiting from Kinesiology to Engineering last summer, I was facing the biggest opportunity and challenge in my academic life. It made me excited about the explorations in the future. Playing the accordion, drums, piano, and ukulele satisfy my mental needs; baking, running, and Zumba color my recreational life. I'm a big fan of mystery movies - you never know how strong your brain is. Thus, trust yourself and be confident whenever encountering difficulties. That's how your life becomes more meaningful.