Current international students and US citizens who have lived abroad want to connect with you! No matter where you're from, our students are ready to answer your questions about living and studying at Sewanee as an international student.

Connect with an international student

Our students are excited to connect with you about their Sewanee experience over email. While email is your first point of contact, many of these students are happy to connect with you over WeChat, WhatsApp, etc. Questions about admission or financial aid should be directed to the International Enrollment Coordinator. For those with a WeChat, we encourage you to follow Sewanee's Official WeChat

International Alumni

Read about some recent international alumni and what they did as a student at Sewanee at the bottom of this website.

Mohamed Abdelsalam, C'25 | Giza, Egypt

Mohamed is from Giza, Egypt. He plans to major in Physics and minor in Computer Science. Mohamed is a member of the Arabic Table, OCCU, MSA, and Computing Society, among others. He also works as a prep room assistant in the biology department. In his free time, Mohamed loves to play table tennis and video games, as well as explore the Domain through trips by the Sewanee Outing Program. In addition to English, Mohamed is fluent in Arabic.

Seif Aldalil, C'23 | Cairo, Egypt

Seif is from Cairo, Egypt. He plans to major in Neuroscience and Psychology and minor in Film Studies. Seif is a member of OCCU, Interfaith Advisory Council, and Sewanee MSA. In addition, he is an assistant at the Psychology Department. He loves the strong sense of community and hospitality at Sewanee. Seif is interested in undergraduate research opportunities. In addition to English, Seif is fluent in Arabic.

Rehan Ali, C'24 | Lahore, Pakistan

Rehan is from Lahore, Pakistan. He intends to major in Environment and Sustainability and minor in Mathematics. Rehan is a Bonner Leader and takes an active part in the Office of Civic Engagement. He likes to be involved in outdoors activities. In addition to English, Rehan is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.

Kostas Andriotis, C'25 | Thessaloniki, Greece

Kostas is from Thessaloniki, Greece. He plans to major in Biology and minor in Politics. Kostas is a member of OCCU, works in the Office of Administration as a work-study student, and is a tour guide in the Arcadian program. Kostas loves cycling and swimming at Sewanee. In addition to English, Kostas is fluent in Greek.

Saverio Annunziata, C'24 | Naples, Italy

Saverio is from Naples, Italy. He is majoring in Finance and minoring in Business administration. Saverio is a Carey Fellow, member of the GVC industrial sector, and participates in many other activities. He is into any kind of sport, from wrestling to climbing. Saverio speaks English, Italian, and Napoletano.

Dheer Avashia, C'23 | Ahmedabad, India

Dheer is from Ahmedabad, India. He plans to major in Economics and Psychology with a minor in mathematics. Dheer is a member of the Greens View Investment Club, OCCU, and Interfaith Advisory Council. In addition, he manages the digital marketing efforts for the Wellness Center. Dheer chose Sewanee because of the opportunity to explore its beautiful campus and to engage with the diverse community. In addition to English, Dheer is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati.

Sambhav Bansal, C'23 | Chandigarh, India

Sambhav is a Finance Major with a double minor in Psychology and Business. Sambhav is the President of OCCU, Vice-President & Treasurer of SAO and the Healthcare Sector leader for GVC. He is also the Interfaith Intern for the Interfaith Advisory Council, and a member of the Order of the Gown. He is also a proctor on campus! In addition to English, Sambhav is fluent in Hindi.

Theo Becker, C'24 | Porto Alegre, Brazil

Theo is majoring in Finance and minoring in Business. Theo is a member of the Order of the Gown. In addition, Theo works with the Economics department as his work-study. Theo loves playing soccer with a group of faculty, staff, and students every Saturday. Theo is fluent in Portuguese and English, and is currently learning Spanish here at Sewanee.

Lucas Carvalho, C'22 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lucas Martins is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is pursuing a double major in International and Global Studies and in Politics. Lucas has always been fascinated about social issues, education, and youth empowerment. In the future, Lucas plans to work with development in the Latin American region. At Sewanee, he is involved with the Organization for Cross Cultural Understanding (OCCU) and the Cambiata acapella group. In addition to English, Lucas is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Elvin Chiciudean, C'23 | Brasov, Romania

Elvin is from Brasov, Romania. He is planning to major in Psychology and minor in Business, and hopes to pursue entrepreneurship after college. He enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and attending social events on campus, and is a member of the CRU. In additional to English, Elvin is fluent in Romanian and French.

Ben Csaszar, C'25 | Budapest, Hungary

Ben is planning to major in Politics and potentially double in International and Global Studies. Ben is a Klein Scholar, radio host at the Sewanee Fog, a member of the water polo team, and works at the duPont Library, among other things. Ben loves to hang out with his friends, go on hikes, and enjoys talking about all sports, especially Sewanee soccer and football. In addition to English, Ben is fluent in Hungarian and has a decent knowledge of Italian.

Faith Daisy, C'24 | Morne Rachette, Dominica

Faith is from Morne Rachette, Commonwealth Dominica. She is majoring in International and Global Studies with a minor in Italian. In her free time, Faith enjoys going for walks, baking, and embroidery. She is a member of the OCCU, an organization geared toward international students, and is the Random Acts of Kindness Chair on the Tiger Entertainment Board.

Talha Ehsan, C'25 | Lahore, Pakistan

Talha is majoring in Economics and Computer Science and minoring in Business. He is part of Sewanee OCCU and Muslim Student Association. He is also Global Peace Ambassador. He works in Chemistry Department as a lab assistant. He likes to Travel around the world and have a great interest in Photography. Talha is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

Mustafa Eldmerdash, C'25 | Cairo, Egypt

Mustafa is from Cairo, Egypt. He is planning to major in Computer Science and minor in Business. Mustafa is  a member of Sewanee Computing Society, OCCU, the Sewanee Purple, and many other organizations on campus. He enjoys writing, hiking, and playing video games. He is also interested in research opportunities at Sewanee. In addition to English, Mustafa is fluent in Arabic.

Roberto Ferrey, C'24 | Managua, Nicaragua

Roberto is from Managua, Nicaragua. He intends to major in Finance and minor in Business. Roberto is interested in learning more about business administration and marketing. He likes watching movies, helping people, hanging out with his friends. In addition to English, he is fluent in Spanish.

Máté Garai, C'24 | Budapest, Hungary

Máté is a Klein Scholar from Budapest, Hungary. He would like to major in Physics with a potential second major in Mathematics. Máté is living at the Community Engagement House this year helping to organize both fun and meaningful events to create a stronger sense of community on campus. Along with physics, he is also interested in theater and photography. Along with his work-study in the Cup & Gown café he also works as a student technician at Guerry auditorium and helps as a research assistant in Snowden hall. In addition to English, Máté is fluent in Hungarian and also very familiar with Italian language and culture.

Kamilla Haidaienko, C'25 | Odesa, Ukraine

Kamilla is currently undecided on her major but plans to combine STEM and Humanities. She is a member of the Organization for Cross-Cultural Understanding (OCCU), an active participant of all multicultural and international events hosted by the University, and intends to continue her passions in visual arts, volunteering, golf, and volleyball. In addition to English, Kamilla speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, German, and Spanish.

Yuliia Humeniuk, C'24 | Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Yulia is from Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. She is planning to major in Chemistry and to have a double minor in Biochemistry and Neuroscience. Yuliia is an active member of the OCCU and a resident of the Global Home. She is interested in research, volunteering, and encountering new cultures and perspectives. Yuliia speaks four languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, and French. She is currently interested in learning Vietnamese.

Gleb Ibragimov, C'25 | Ufa, Russia

Gleb is planning to major in either Economics or Finance and to minor in Business. He is part of the varsity tennis team. In his free time, Gleb enjoys hiking the trails around Sewanee, hanging out with friends, and attending different social events around campus. In addition to English, Gleb is fluent in Russian and is currently studying Spanish.

Ahmad Ijaz, C'24 | Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan

Ahmad is from Lahore, Pakistan. He is majoring in Finance and minoring in Business. Ahmad is a Proctor, 2020-21 Dialogue Ambassador, and is involved with the Green Fund, Dialogue Across Difference, OCCU, and Green's View Capital. He loves to play soccer and explore the nature at Sewanee through the Sewanee Outing Program. In addition to English, he is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.

Aqsa Jamali, C'25 | Jaffarabad, Pakistan

Aqsa plans to major in Economics with a minor in Business. Aqsa is involved with the Organization of Cross-Cultural Understanding (OCCU), the Interfaith Advisory Council, and the Office of Civic Engagement. Aqsa is passionate about volunteering and has worked with non-profit organizations in her hometown. At Sewanee, Aqsa intends to be a part of the Student Government Association and Order of the Gown. In addition to English, Aqsa is fluent in Urdu, Balochi, Sindhi, and is working on learning French.

Vivine Kampire, C'24 | Kigali, Rwanda

Vivine is from Kigali, Rwanda. She has decided to major in Psychology and minor in French. She is on the Honor Counsil, a Sewanee Arcadian as in a tour guide, a resident of the Global Home, and an active member of OCCU the Sewanee Catholic Community. In addition to English, She is fluent in Kinyarwanda and French.

Miu Kazama, C'24 | Tokyo, Japan

Miu is from Tokyo, Japan. Her plan is to major in Psychology. Miu is a member of OCCU, co-director of MCC, and belongs to a Sewanee cheerleading team. She attempts to make the students on campus engage in cultural discussions and value each other's perspectives and beliefs. She loves to dance and have cultural discussions with other people and bring diversity into the community. In addition to English, Miu is fluent in Japanese. She is currently taking a Spanish class to acquire her third language.

Iyassu Kebede, C'22 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Iyassu is from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He plans to major in Psychology and minor in business and economics. Iyassu is a member of Sewanee crew team, a Bonner Leader, a student trustee, and involved with Greek life. In addition to English, Iyassu is fluent in Amharic.

Channita Keuk, C'24 | Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Nita is from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and plans to major in Chemistry and minor in Biochemistry and Business. Nita is a member of Sewanee Active Minds, SMHS, SHPS, OCCU, and SAO and works in the chemistry prep room as a lab assistant. In addition to English, Nita is fluent in Khmer.

Shehryar Khan, C'24 | Lahore, Pakistan

Shehryar is from Lahore, Pakistan. He plans to major in Computer Science and History, with a minor in Physics. Shehryar is currently studying remotely for the fall semester. He is involved in numerous activities on and off campus. Currently, he is a Campus Activities Student Assistant, part of a Friendship Family with Dr James Peters and Cheri Peters, and a Tiger Pod member. Shehryar loves to make short films and podcasts as a hobby. In addition to English, he is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi, and introductory Chinese.

Hoang Le, C'22 | Ha Long, Vietnam

Hoang is a major in Mathematics and minor in Computer Science. Hoang was the co-director of the Asian House. He loves K-pop and swimming. He is fluent in Vietnamese and English.

Tuyen Le, C'24 | Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Tuyen studies Environment & Sustainability and Global Studies as a double major. Tuyen is parts of the Bonner & Canale Leaders Program, Russian House, OCCU and the Career Center. In her pastime, Tuyen enjoys grabbing a cup of latte and reading at one of Sewanee's many idyllic spots of nature In addition to English, Tuyen is fluent in Vietnamese and French.

Jack Li, C'22 | Taiyuan, China

Jack is from Taiyuan, China. He plans to major in Computer Science. Minju is currently completing his final two years at Washington University in St. Louis on his 3-2 track. During his time at Sewanee, Jack was a member of the Computing Society, Game Club, Fencing, Asian House and the E-sports team. He loves everything about the University and the community. In addition to English, Jack is fluent in Chinese.

Steven Li, C'22 | Beijing, China

Steven Li is from Beijing, China. He is majoring in Molecular Biology and plans on minoring in Chemistry and is also on the pre-nursing track. Steven attends many of the social psychology experiments conducted by both staff and students. He is also currently researching in the urchin's behavioral lab run by Dr. Shelley to better understand the nervous system of urchins. He also loves making friends with people from all over the world. He believes that Sewanee is definitely a place that you can make a great number of lifelong connections. In addition to English, Steven is also fluent in Mandarin.

Debbie Lim, C'24 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Debbie is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is planning to major in Computer Science and Neuroscience. She is an active member of a few organizations, including the Global Home, OCCU, Computing Society and CRU, and works at McClurg, with Sewanee Dining. She enjoys spending time outdoors on the Domain, playing card games and video games, as well practicing her ukulele. In addition to English, Debbie is proficient in Chinese.

Madison Liu, C'23 | Kunming, China

Madison is from Kunming, China. She plans to major in Finance and minor in Chemistry and Dance. Madison is a member of the Green’s View Investment Club and Perpetual Motion. She loves the resources that Sewanee brings up to the Mountain and also the resources, such as professors, on the Mountain already. In addition to English, Madison is fluent in Mandarin.

Bob Makazhu, C'24 | Harare, Zimbabwe

Bob is from Harare, Zimbabwe. He plans to major in Computer Science and Mathematics on a 4-2 Engineering track. Bob is a Bonner Leader, an active member of OCCU, CRU, Office of Civic Engagement, and many other organizations. He loves playing musical instruments, outdoor events, and attending leadership development programs. In addition to English, Bob is fluent in Shona.

Olivier Mbabazi, C'22 | Kigali, Rwanda

Olivier is double majoring in fine art and French & French Studies. He is a Bonner Leader, Beckeen Scholar, active member of the University art forum, a 231A Leader and a French tutor, among others. Check out his art in the link below.

Kabir Menon, C'25 | Chhindwara, India

Kabir is from Chhindwara, India. He intends to double major in Biology and Environmental Sustainability and minor in Psychology. He is an active member of the Student Outing Program, OCCU, SOCO, Greenhouse, and other sustainability oriented organizations at Sewanee. He loves hiking, rock climbing, and birdwatching at the Domain. He also works with with the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability as a wildlife researcher. Besides English, Kabir is fluent in Hindi.

Abood Najjar, C'25 | Gaza, Palestine

Abood is from Gaza, Palestine. He's double-majoring in Neuroscience and Computer Science and is also on the pre-medical track. Abood is an active member of OCCU,  Interfaith Advisory Council, Computing Society, Tennis club, and Sewanee MSA. He enjoys exploring campus and playing various sports. In addition to English, Abood is fluent in Arabic.

Khanh Nguyen, C'24 | Hanoi, Vietnam

Khanh is from Hanoi, Vietnam. He is planning to major in Mathematics and Economics. Khanh is an active member of OCCU, Global Home Theme House, and involved with Greek life. In addition to English, he is fluent in Vietnamese.

Ngan Nguyen, C'24 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ngan plans to major in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. She is a resident of German House, the VP of Sewanee Computing Society and in the Student Leader Team of Sewanee Dining Program. Outside the classroom, she enjoys dancing, learning foreign languages, developing software and trying out fusion recipes. She hopes to foster a stronger interest in technology among students along with her pursuit of software engineering. In addition to English, Ngan speaks Vietnamese, German and basic Spanish.

Chris Ni, C'23 | Nanjing, China

Chris is from Nanjing, China. He is planning to major in Psychology and minor in Education. Chris is one of the Bonner Leaders and enjoys the many civic engagement opportunities on campus. He especially enjoys the tight relationships with professors. In addition to English, Chris is fluent in Chinese.

Scarlett Pham, C'22 | Hanoi, Vietnam

Scarlett is from Hanoi, Vietnam. She is majoring in economics and minoring in business. Scarlett is the social coordinator of Organization for Cross-Cultural Understanding (OCCU), a Carey Fellow, and a proctor of Phillips Hall. She enjoys photographing, swimming, traveling, playing video games, and organizing/attending events on campus. In addition to English, Scarlett is fluent in Vietnamese, knows "a tiny bit" of Chinese, and is trying to pick up some Spanish.

Michael Phan, C'25 | Hanoi, Vietnam

Michael Phan is an undecided student. In the first semester of his freshman year, he is taking Ecology, Biology, Microeconomics, and Italian. He is also a member of the OCCU, Rugby team, among other things. Michael enjoys soccer, rugby, 80s-90s pop music (especially Italian), and Vietnamese music from the 1960s and 1970s. Michael has made a lot of good friends at Sewanee because of his participation in multiple sports clubs. He also attended live music shows offered by Sewanee in order to gather peers who share his musical interests and travel to different locations in Tennessee to enjoy music. Moreover, he also participated in a plethora of outdoor activities with the Sewanee Outing Program.

Dolly Prince, C'22 | London, United Kingdom

Dolly Prince is from London, UK, majoring in Mathematics and double minoring in Spanish and Economics. On-campus she is a member of the University of the South’s Honor Council, the President of the Intersorority Council, Co-director of Special Events and Programming, Captain of the Women’s rugby team, Treasurer for Sewanee NAACP, and many more! Most importantly, she loves working out, hanging out with her sorority, and staring at the stars at night!

Kristina Romanenkova, C'23 | Moscow, Russia

Kristina is from Moscow, Russia. She is majoring in Environmental Arts and Humanities and minoring in Economics and French. Kristina is a Sustain Leader, Sustain Sewanee Newsletter writer and editor, a resident of the Global Home, and a co-founder of the French club BlaBla Café. In addition to English, Kristina speaks Russian and French.

Mian Ahmad Shah, C'24 | Islamabad, Pakistan

Ahmad Shah is from Islamabad, Pakistan. He plans on majoring in Molecular Biology and minoring in Computer Science and Business. Ahmad is a Peer Career Advocate at the Career Center and the student manager at Sewanee Fitwell. He also works as a lab assistant in the Chemistry department. Ahmad is involved in several organizations including OCCU, Interfaith Advisory Council, and Muslim Students Association. In the future, he plans to play tennis for the University. In addition to English, Ahmad is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, and Pashto.

Pratham Singhal, C'24 | Indore, India

Pratham is a sophomore from Indore, India. He is a prospective Economics and Politics double major student, with a minor in Business. Pratham is the Vice President & Treasurer for SAO, Treasurer & senator in Student Government Association, member of Student Conduct Board, OCCU, Interfaith Council, and Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI). Pratham is also the Economics Research Assistant on campus and a member of the Order of the Gown. In addition to English, Pratham is fluent in Hindi and French.

Szonja Szurop, C'22 | Budapest, Hungary

Szonja is from Budapest, Hungary. She is majoring in Art History with an Italian and Film Studies minor. As a resident of the Fine Arts House and the work-study student of the University Art Gallery, she is happy to have found a community of art-lovers on campus. Szonja is fluent in Hungarian and Italian.

Quynh Truong, C'24 | Hanoi, Vietnam

Quynh is majoring in Economics and minoring in Business. Quynh is Canale leader, active member of OCCU, the Art Forum and the Multicultural Center. In addition to English, Quynh is fluent in Vietnamese and she is trying to pick up some French.

Feza Anaise Umutoni, C'22 | Kigali, Rwanda

Feza is from Kigali, Rwanda. She intends to double major in Neuroscience and French. Feza is a member of the African and Caribbean Student Association (ACASA), a resident of the Community Engagement House (CoHo), and a member of the Sewanee Multicultural Health Society (SMHS). In addition to English, Feza is fluent in Kinyarwanda and French.

Ziyu (Susan) Wang, C'23 | Kunming, China

Ziyu (Susan) is from Kunming, China. She is majoring in Psychology. Ziyu was a member of the University Choir and participates in Organization for Cross-Cultural Understanding (OCCU). Ziyu was living in the Asian House before and loves the sense of community on campus. During the summer, she has participated in research with Dr. Wilson that focused on Chinese environmental laws and issues. In addition to English, Ziyu is fluent in Chinese.

Natasha Wanjiru, C'24 | Nairobi, Kenya

Natasha is from Nairobi, Kenya. She is majoring in International and Global Studies with a focus on Global Culture in Africa. Natasha is a part of the Student Leaders at the Sewanee Dining and a member of the Global Home Theme house. During her free time, Natasha likes to draw and paint. 

Kaiwen Zheng, C'24 | Kunming, China

Kaiwen is from Kunming, China. She plans to major in biochemistry and minor in neuroscience. Kaiwen is a member of Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and OCCU. She plays the cello and likes watching ballet dramas, especially those choreographed by Nureyev. Her favorite part about Sewanee is the close connection between students and professors. In addition to English, Kaiwen is fluent in Chinese.

Hamza Zia, C'24 | Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Hamza is from Rawalpindi, Pakistan; however, he has traveled and lived all across Pakistan. He is majoring in mathematics and economics. Hamza loves reading philosophy, exploring foreign cultures, and hiking. In addition to English, Hamza is fluent in Urdu and understands Punjabi and Pashto.

International Alumni