Global Connections: Pre‑arrival videos

Global Connections, is a YouTube series for new international students.

Current Dalhousie students called Welcome Ambassadors will provide advice and answer new student questions on everything from life in Halifax (weather, making friends, where to eat) to what to expect at Dalhousie (classes, school clubs, etc). A full list of videos is available below.

New students can also chat online with Welcome Ambassadors via the International Students Welcome Ambassadors Chat Group (Microsoft Teams) or Wechat. Chat Times are listed in the Welcome Ambassador bios below. 


The Welcome Ambassador Team

Preferred Name: Etanami
Nationality: Nigerian
Languages Spoken: English
Faculty: Civil Engineering

Chat Times:
Mondays, Wedsnesdays & Fridays: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Email: etanami.adam@dal.ca

My perfect DAL day would be: 

I start off with a Soil Mechanics lecture from Craig Lake, because he is guaranteed to keep the class lively and crack a few jokes. After a morning of attentive note-taking and interesting material, my friends and I would meet in the design commons for lunch and begin slowly chipping away at homework, or perhaps watching some Manchester United highlights. If we’re feeling extravagant, we may take a stroll to Tim Horton’s or Alexandra’s for a sandwich or a slice of pizza.

Preferred Name: Melanie
Nationality: Belize
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Creole
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Chat Times: 
Mondays, Wedsnesdays & Fridays: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Email: Melanie

My perfect DAL day would be: 

My perfect Dal Day would begin with dropping my children off at school. Then I would go to the Killam Atrium for a cup of coffee and to set writing goals for the day. Then I would either proceeded upstairs to the grad pad or my assigned study carell. I usually end my Dal day at 2:30 pm so I can be on time to pick up my children from school.

Preferred Name: Ushaan
Nationality: Indian
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi
Faculty: Engineering

Chat Times: 
Mondays, Wedsnesdays & Fridays: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Email: us791622@dal.ca

My perfect DAL day would be: 

My perfect Dal Day would be when my classes end at noon and have plenty of time to spend at Dalplex.

Preferred Name: Jiyue (Herbert)
Nationality: Chinese
Languages Spoken: Mandarin, English
Faculty: Bachelor of Management

Chat Times: 
Mondays, Wedsnesdays & Fridays: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Email: jy428250@dal.ca

My perfect DAL day would be: 

My perfect Dal Day would be going to Dalplex for a good workout after an exhausting day of classes and a trip to Peggy’s Cove to watch the sunset.  At the end the day, I would watch old movies with friends at home – Life is so wonderful.