2019-2020 S2S Connection

Do you have any questions for current international students at DU? Connect with any of these Ambassadors! Email intladm4@du.edu with “S2S Connection” in the subject line and you’ll be put in contact with the student of your choice!

Jakub Drobek – Poland

Cześć! My name is Jakub. I am a second-year international student majoring in Physics with a double minor in Math and Computer Science at the University of Denver. I was born in a small town and grew up in the third largest city in Poland – Wroclaw. I am currently involved with the Ski Team. I have not been here for a long time but I am eager to get new experience and share it with you guys! I love to ski, swim and recently I started to box. Since I grew up in Poland, like most kids there I have spent my afternoons and weekends playing soccer. I was always good with languages, I started to learn Russian when I was 6, then came French and four years ago I started learning Czech. Coming to DU has been a great adventure for me and I can’t wait to see what is still ahead of me. If you want to ask me any questions or just chat – don’t hesitate!

Ronnie Cheng – Hong Kong

大家好! My name is Ronnie, and I am a second-year international student from Hong Kong, studying Media Studies and minoring in Biological Sciences and English. I am currently involved in Project DU FILM where we work with professional filmmaking alumni and faculty to create a short film every year. At the moment, I am a Production Assistant (PA) for the Production Design department where I help with props. I am also involved in the DU Undergraduate Research Journal (DUURJ) as an associate editor!

Other than working at the Office of International Admission, I am also a Resident Assistant (RA) here at DU so I help students in any way that I can to ensure their health and safety. Denver is very different from Hong Kong, so I have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing life in a different environment. Feel free to reach out to me if you’d like to chat or ask questions about coming to DU!

Georgia Kyriacou – Scotland, UK

Hi! I’m Georgia, and I’m an international student who’s spending my year abroad at the University of Denver. I’m originally from the UK- specifically Scotland, and I study Business at the University of Glasgow. Denver is quite a bit different to where I’m from in both weather and personality, so I’ve enjoyed my learning experience of being here. I love ice-hockey and crime podcasts mostly, but I also enjoy exploring what natural beauty Colorado has to offer (a lot!) and getting involved with ethics initiatives like Volunteers for America.

I’m an aspiring ethics fellow at Daniels College of Business, and am taking part in the legal case competition and ethics boot camp leader programme. So, you can talk to me about getting involved academically and socially! I’m open to questions about anything, as I asked so many when I was getting ready for my exchange here. 

Victoria Pereira – Brazil

Oi! My name is Victoria Pereira, I am a first-year student majoring in International Studies, with minors in Italian and Leadership. I was born in Kirkland, WA but lived in Brazil when 6 to 16 years old. I did 3 years of high school in Washington but the rest of my education was all in Brazil. I consider myself to be a good mixture of Brazilian and American. I am also a part of the Pioneer Leadership program, where we have weekly classes that enhance our leadership skills through discussions and group activities. We all live in Johnson-McFarlane hall, which made it easier to adapt to a new place. Deciding to come to DU was one of the best decisions I ever made, I have come to love Denver more and more everyday. If you ever have any questions or want to talk about anything regarding DU don’t hesitate to ask!

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