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Meet Current Students: Global Ambassador Program (GAP)​

DePaul's Global Ambassadors are a group of dedicated undergraduate international students who work closely with International Admission. The Global Ambassadors assist prospective and admitted undergraduate students with any questions about academics, student life or living in Chicago.

GAP Group
 
These Global Ambassadors are more than happy to discuss aspects of DePaul with you, as well as their adjustment to making our unique campuses and city home.  Contact the Global Ambassadors at gap@depaul.edu for more information.​​​


Learn more about each ambassador below:

Khanh Lien - Vietnam

Name: Khanh Lien 

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Area of study: Finance​

I chose my major be​​cause…​

Finance harmonizes my two passions, mathemati​cs and business.  Furthermore, financial knowledge is a crucial and practical component of every aspect of life.  The success and efficiency of even the simplest transactions rely on the understanding of monetary value, smart budgeting, and comprehension of the market.  Finance will allow me to h​ave many career opportunities in areas of my interests such as sport, fashion, and entertainment.  

My favorite thing to do on campus is…

​Enjoying the wide selection of sports that DePaul offers.  I love going to the Ray Meyer Fitness Center because of the full amenities available there, such as the swimming pool, indoor basketball court and expansive gym equipment.  When it is nice outside, I also really like to play soccer at the Wish Field.

When I have free time in Chicago, I…

Bike and ride along the lakeshore trail, which is my favorite place in the city of the beautiful view and amazing fresh air.  As an explorer, I also love to visit different neighborhoods in Chicago and enjoy the city's diversity, culture and delicious food.  

One positive thing I’ve learned about myself since coming to DePaul is…

Anything is possible if you put your heart and your mind into it.  Dedication and hard work always pays off.

After graduation, I’d like to…

Work for several firms in different countries to gain experience, travel the world, and learn about new cultures.  After that, I would like to start my own company.  

Mashall Jahangir - Pakistan

Name: Mashall Jahangir
Mashall Jahangir - Pakistan
Mashall Jahangir, Global Ambassador

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan

Area of study: Data Sciences

I chose my major because…

I believe the best approach is to find a point where you are studying what you love while keeping in mind the scope for your future. As per the first part on my love for data sciences, I think it combines my interest in computers and technologies with my curiosity about the vast amount of information that exists in the world, which data sciences then tries to capture using algorithms and different programming methods. 

My favorite thing to do on campus is…

Go to the Career Center to get my resume updated, finding out about internship programs and future jobs related to my field.

When I have free time in Chicago, I…

Love exploring different neighborhoods and capturing every moment through the lenses. When it's chilly outside, I like walking on the streets and sometimes biking along the lake shore drive. I also workout which then helps me stay focused and active.

One positive thing I’ve learned about myself since coming to DePaul is…

The development of my sense of responsibility. Born in a home in Pakistan with 5 other siblings, I had never truly felt independent or self-sufficient. However, after moving to DePaul, 9000 miles away from home, I got a real sense of responsibility by acquiring different opportunities here from being an Orientation Leader to a Global Ambassador, learning to value hard work and to fulfill my own needs and not being dependent.

After graduation, I’d like to…

Pursue my aspirations of working in Silicon Valley under the blanket of the best technology companies in the world. I hope to avail every opportunity that comes my way which helps me to grow, makes me and the people I care about happy.​

Manuela Vargas - Colombia

Name: Manuela Vargas​

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia

Area of study: Marketing with a minor in Hospitality 

I chose my major because...

Marketing is one of the most important tools that a business can have since it engages and targets the intended audience of their product.  Also, I found marketing to be a very interesting subject that tries to understand the behavior of the consumer, why people shop, and why consumers choose a specific product.  By understanding those key elements you can have a successful business. 

My favorite thing to do on campus is...

Going to the Ray Meyer Fitness Center.  I love working out.  I take all the classes that the gym offers.  My favorite classes are Zumba and boxing, because they are both fun and I never get bored in those classes. 

When I have free time in Chicago, I...

Go to different restaurants.  I love to try new food and in this city you can find any type of cuisine.  As well, I love to ride the bike along the lakefront trail.  And lastly, when it is warm outside, I really enjoy to read a book in Millennium Park.  

After graduation, I’d like to...

Go to Europe and do my Master's degree in a subject that mixes business and fashion.  Since I was little, my dream has been to live in Europe, and work in the fashion industry. 

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Guangyao Meng - China

​Name: Guangyao Meng

Hometown: Beijing, China

Area of Study: Economics with minors in Computer Science and Marketing

I chose my major because...

I think economics has existed since the development of human civilization, and almost everything in real life is closely related to economics. I am also interested in economics because it will be a great achievement to know how modern social economy develops. As for my two minors, I have always been interested in these two subjects, so I hope to have a deeper understanding of these two majors through my study and life in DePaul.

My favorite thing to do on campus is...

Make friends with people from different cultural backgrounds. I usually get to know some students organizations and community activities, because many of them are not only designed to be interesting, but also involve many classmates and teachers who share the same interest.

When I have free time in Chicago...

I explore communities with different cultural backgrounds. For example, on weekends, I often go to my favorite community Wicker Park with my friends to enjoy the scenery and the unique trendy culture there. In addition, I will attend some music activities ecause the atmosphere of the live concert is not felt on the phone.

One positive thing I have learned about myself since coming to DePaul is...

Energy! At DePaul, you can find any resources and facilities that will help you. In this way, success can be achieved as long as you set a goal and keep thinking about it and putting persistent energy and enthusiasm into it.

After graduation, I would like to...

Find a job related to my major in the United States and accumulate experience in the process. Start a business in AI and auto industry with my best friends.


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