Unser Team

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Unser Team besteht aus Tutor/inn/en aus den unterschiedlichsten Nationen, die aber alle mindestens sowohl deutsch, als auch englisch sprechen. Falls Ihr uns auf anderem Wege erreichen wollte, könnt ihr uns auch anrufen, eine Mail schreiben, oder auf Facebook eine Nachricht hinterlassen.

Unser Team in Kleve

Unser Team in Kamp-Lintfort

Muhamed Al Shakhly

My name is Muhamed. I am a student of Industrial Engineering in faculty of Technology & Bionics. If you have any questions regarding this study course let me know. A bit on my background - I always enjoy sport events, parties, books, and especially business. I lived half of my life in Iraq and the other half in Cyprus. I can communicate in Arabic, Greek, German and English.

Don't hesitate to come and ask me questions during my consultation hours. I would like to hear from you and help you with all I can.

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Oriol Carvajal

My name is Oriol Carvajal and I come from Barcelona. I am currently studying International Taxation and Law. I speak Catalan, Spanish, English and some German. I have lived abroad in the United States and Panama before I came to Germany to study. I became a tutor because I like to take part in university life and to help others who come to our office for help. I like to spend my free time hanging out with my friends, reading books and running.

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Anastasia Dyumina

My name is Anastasia Dümina. I come from Moscow, Russia, and I’m a professional English-Russian-English interpreter. Languages were always a great passion of mine. I speak German and Polish and I am also currently learning Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish at the Language Center of our university. I left my interpreting and teaching careers behind to pursue my dream job of an academic.

At the moment I’m doing my Bachelor’s in Gender and Diversity and I’m in love with gender and feminist theory. In practice, I work in AStA to support and empower our diverse LGBTIQ+ community on campus.

I was eager to join the Welcome Center team as I used to help international students in Moscow and I’m still committed to doing that. I have both seen and experienced firsthand how lost and vulnerable people are in the face of re-location of any kind. I really hope that you will see our campus as a friendly and welcoming place. Feel free to reach out to us any time!

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Haya Essa

My name is Haya Essa. I am from Canada. I can speak English, German, Arabic and French. I am currently studying Bioengineering in Kleve. I moved to Europe when I was 18 years old and I haven’t looked back since.

I wanted to become a tutor simply because I wanted to be a part of a talented group of students who are working really hard every day to help the students in need.  Since I am also an international student who has also gone through the many ups and downs of moving and adapting to a new country, I would like to use my past knowledge and the mistakes to help students who are/will be in the same position. My main goal is to help students who are trying to obtain their visa because it isn’t always an easy process; therefore, I still want to assist them to the best of my abilities.

 “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

― Charles Dickens

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Jorge Galdamez

My name is Jorge Galdamez. I come from El Salvador, a small but great country in Central America. I am studying Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Hochschule Rhein-Waal. I speak Spanish, English and German. My hobbies involve everything to do with football and playing music.

I became a tutor because from my own background I’ve had many occasions where I was desperate for some guidance to solve problems in university. So, with this position, I hope I will be able to help out students who need some advice and guidance.

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Parag Gupta

Hello, Hallo, Namaste, Sastriakaal, Vanekam, Hola! I am Parag Gupta and I am doing a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, I am from Bhopal, a town in the central part of India. I definitely don’t speak all the languages but can have healthy communications in English, German and Hindi.

As for hobbies, I don’t have any particular ones but I do enjoy swimming and cooking. I am an easy going person who loves to meet new people and learn new cultures, you will often find me involved in campus or off campus activities and that’s one of the reasons I am your tutor.

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Jordi Higuera

Hello! My name is Jordi Higuera and I come from Sant Vicenç de Castellet, a little town next to Barcelona, Spain. I am currently studying Mechatronics Systems Engineering. I speak Catalan, Spanish, English and German. My hobbies include travelling, sports, music and above all hiking! I love mountains!

My motivation to become a tutor has been growing up through the semesters that I have been here. During this time, I have realized what both the students and the university need and I wanted to help as much as I could to make this place a little bit better. I was also interested in the opportunity to work in another field that is completely opposite to my studies, to get in touch with social problems and being able to provide guidance to solve them.

Do not hesitate to ask us, we do not bite!

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Iffat Tahsina Akter

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Agit Karakulak

My name is Agit Karakulak. I am from Netherlands. I can speak English, German, Dutch and Turkish. I am currently studying International Business and Social Science in Kleve. I moved to Germany when I was 16 years old.

I became a tutor because I had a tough start in Kleve, and from that I would like to help people which are in the same position. But it also means for me helping students to overcome obstacles and to find solutions for any daily life problems in order to ensure that everybody can enjoy their time and stay here in Kleve.

If you need any kind of help, feel free to ask!

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Delia Krüger

My name is Delia Krüger and I was born in Germany in the beautiful Ruhrgebiet in the city of Dortmund. During my high school I have spent 6 months in Australia, where I visited a high school and improved my English and after my graduation from high school here in Germany I did a volunteer year in Paraguay to learn Spanish.

I study International Relations and decided to become a Tutor, because I have realized how hard it is for international students to understand how specific procedures here in Germany work, since I have also made the experience of adapting to new cultures, and because I want to be a part of University work and share my ideas.

Feel free to contact me and I’ll be very happy to help you.

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Veronika Kudrina

My name is Veronika Kudrina. I am from Siberia, Russian Federation. I speak 4 languages: Russian, English, Kazakh and German. I study B.Sc. Bioengineering at the faculty of Life Sciences.

Before moving to Germany I studied medicine in Russia and there I participated in the community which helps international students to adapt in Siberia. I really enjoyed this experience because I could acquaint myself with cultural differences and meet people from all over the World.

I became a tutor to help students from HSRW and facilitate the process of settling down in Germany since Welcome Centre guided me a lot and it made my life easier when I was a fresher. Our team is always eager to make your life better too!

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Maziar Layeghkar

I am Maziar Layeghkar. Since 2015, I moved to Germany in order to continue my education in Mechanical Engineering. As an Iranian, I speak Farsi, also English, but I am still learning German and Turkish.

As for hobbies, motion pictures as well as politics - two themes that can alter me to a talkative person, books, music, cooking my discovered recipes and partying. Last but not least, swimming, climbing and driving.

Since having a house contract would be such a solver for oncoming bureaucratic barriers, my main concern is to help freshers find decent accommodation. Another aim is to encourage students to participate in events in view of integrating them smoothly into the new ambiance.

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Maulana Permana Ajie

My name is Maulana Permana Ajie. I am an Indonesian who has lived in Australia for 4.5 years, and currently is studying Bio-Engineering here in the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences Campus Kleve. Throughout my youth, I have always been interested in youth development, youth active participation, and also the life sciences. Hence, my hobbies include hiking, experimenting, voluntary work, newspaper reading, and also coffee drinking.

Since March 2017 I am a tutor of the Welcome Centre. Being a tutor allows me to be engaged in the student life of our university, and also to help fellow students. Being an international student in Germany may not be easy, and the first steps are always difficult, something which I also have experienced before. But don’t worry; the Welcome Centre is here to help. So, if you ever need help of any kind, feel free to ask us!

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Sandy Nguyen

My name is Sandy Nguyen and I am currently studying International Business and Social Sciences in my third semester. I was born in Germany, but my parents are from Vietnam. I can speak German, English as well as some French and Vietnamese.

My hobbies include travelling, hanging out with my friends and music.

Having lived abroad myself, I am familiar with the struggles every international student has to face. Therefore, I know how important support is which you can rely on. Being able to help fellow students overcome their challenges is very rewarding, so I always try to support them as best as I can.

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Varsha Nursee

My name is Varsha Nursee and I come from Mauritius. I am currently doing my masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University. I can speak Mauritian Creole, English, French and German.

Having lived away from home for 8 years now, I can totally relate to the challenges that we students face when in a foreign country. I think that being a tutor is a very rewarding role and I therefore thoroughly enjoy being able to help, support and motivate students in what they find difficult and challenging.

Should you have any worries or questions at all, you can contact us via Facebook, email or come by our office during our consultation hours - we’ll be more than happy to help you!

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Bianca Paundrianagari

Hey! My name is Bianca Paundrianagari and I am from Indonesia and I study International Business and Social Sciences. Studying in Germany as a foreigner isn't always easy. I came here 5 years ago and faced a lot of challenges, all of which made me who I am today. Because of this experience, I decided to join the Welcome Centre as a tutor in an attempt to help students who are facing the same situations as I have in the past. I aim to facilitate students’ needs. I am an AStA volunteer and a member of the Student Parliament.

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Fiona Reims

My name is Fiona Sophia Reims and I was born and raised in a small village called Hinsbeck in Germany, which is close to the Dutch border and the city Venlo.

I lived in London for 4 months to practice my English after completing my A-Levels. Afterwards I travelled for 6 more months through Southern Europe. I worked in hostels, language schools and simply enjoyed my time abroad. I love travelling, meeting new people and getting in touch with different cultures.

During my free time, I like cooking and going out with my friends, but also just staying at home to read a book or to watch a show can be tempting.

In 2015, I started studying ‘International Business and Social Sciences’ at our university Hochschule-Rhein-Waal.  Since the winter term ’16 I am working for the Welcome Centre as a tutor and together with two more colleagues I am also responsible for the ‘Leadership for Syria’-Programme.

Being a tutor at the Welcome Centre means for me helping students to overcome obstacles and to find solutions for any daily life problems in order to ensure that everybody can enjoy their time here in Kleve, just as I do.

So, if you ever need help of any kind, feel free to ask us!

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Siti Hajidah Binti Anuar Roshidi

My name is Siti Hajidah Binti Anuar Roshidi. I’m from Kedah which is in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia. I speak Malay, English and German. Here in Hochschule Rhein Waal, I’m a student of Mechanical Engineering BSc. My favourite hobby is travelling but it is basically exploring places and nature around me.

Being 9,753 km away from home is not easy. I would love to share my experience and knowledge to help others. Hopefully I will learn from others too! Feel free to come by the welcome centre and participate in events the we organize. Tchüss!

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Helge Seefluth

My name is Helge, I am studying Gender and Diversity, which is part of the faculty Society and Economics. I was born in Geldern, which is a small city not far from Kleve (you might have recognized it, if you have used the train). I am very active in university politics. I am member of the senate and the current president of the students’ parliament. Besides working for the student body I love to cuddle with my new roommate, a little kitten named Aga the Snow. I also like reading, writing and board games…
Nevertheless you are welcome to join me at the Welcome Centre!

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Paola Andrea Teubner Diaz

Hola, Hallo, Hello, Hoi! My name is Paola Andrea Teubner Díaz, long name right?! I was born in Bogota, the capital of Colombia, but was raised in Barranquilla. At the age of 12 my family moved to Mexico, later to Germany, followed by the UK, then the Netherlands and now I am back to Germany! I could be considered a nomad!

I speak German, Spanish, English and Dutch. In Kleve I study International Relations, linked to the Faculty of Society and Economics. My hobbies are dancing to all kinds of music, reading romance and fiction books, photographing and editing pictures!

I am a tutor at the Welcome Center, because I am a very people-oriented kind of person. I like meeting new people, share my experiences and enjoy to be there for other students. One more thing: If you smiled at least once a day, then it was a good day, no matter what! Cheers!

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Michelle Urbigkeit

Hi, my name is Michelle Urbigkeit and I'm from Düsseldorf, Germany. I love learning new languages and have tried out several, for example, French, Spanish, Dutch and my newest Russian. I wanted to work as a tutor for the Welcome Centre to get to know even more interesting people from our university, because I enjoy the diversity on  our campus. I am studying Gender & Diversity and I am looking forward to helping anyone struggling with student life.

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Louisa van den Bosch

My name is Louisa van den Bosch and I am studying Sustainable Development Management. I was born and raised in this Lower Rhine area of Germany. After some years in the USA, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Bavaria and Berlin it is pretty nice to come back here. I can make good conversation in German, English and Spanish. I can also speak a little French, basic Indonesian, and even more basic Kannada.
As a Rhenish cheerful soul, I enjoy cooking sessions with friends, dancing, YouTube karaoke, travelling to new places, and watching documentaries. I am a fan of pigs and talking about toilets (there is way more about it than one might think) makes me happy. I became a tutor because I have been lost many times during my stays abroad. Thankfully, there were always amazing people who helped me out! So I want to be that person now, assisting in making this university, city, country, culture a little less overwhelming.

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Stefanie Vieth

My name is Stefanie and I am a Sustainable Agriculture student at this beautiful University. I speak German and English fluently and I am sort of learning Spanish. Amongst other things, my spare time is filled by experimenting with my camera and all sorts of other stuff like making my own shampoo or baking bread. Oh and of course, watching TED talks and Bob Ross painting his happy little trees.

You are welcome to visit the office and request help from a native German and Life Science student; to join our social events where you will have a blast, and to share your story with us. I will listen, understand and help, until we find a solution that works for everyone involved.

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Michael Völk

Welcome to HSRW and welcome to Germany. My name is Michael and I’m studying Sustainable Tourism. I was born in Germany and raised in the south of Spain. After school, I went travelling for some time, mainly in Australia, Japan and Indonesia. Other than my mother tongue, I speak Spanish, French, English and bits of Indonesian, Italian and Japanese. If you teach me some words in your language I’ll be very happy. 

I became a tutor as I hope to be able to help you, if you have any questions and help students to have a great time on campus and in Germany. What I’ve learned here is that you can talk to anybody and you’ll always find someone willing to help if you ask them. Don’t be afraid of failing, just as Einstein said: “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” Having that in mind is very motivating and might give you a good start. See you soon!!

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Hanna Liske

My name is Hanna Liske, and I was born in Kazakhstan. When I was only a few months old, my family came to Germany. I can speak German, English, and Russian and I am currently studying International Business and Social Science.

To improve my English and to experience the American lifestyle I went abroad to the United States, Orlando Florida. Since I used to be an international student, who moved more than 15 times in my life and has also gone through many ups and downs of moving and adapting to new areas, I would like to use my experience and knowledge to help other students. My primary goal is to help students who are trying to obtain their visa and the everyday struggle with translating German texts and contracts.

I became a tutor in February 2017 because I know how hard it is to live alone for the first time in a different country. Therefore, I just want to help, how I was helped.

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Lena Schweizer

Moin! As we say in the north of Germany. I’m Lena Schweizer and born and raised in Hamburg, Germany.
I am studying work and industrial psychology at the campus in Kamp-Lintfort. I speak German, English and I’m sure I’ll remember some Spanish sentences if you ask me.

For one year between high school and university I lived with a family in the United States and took care of their four kids. So I know what it means to be away from your comfort zone called home and all the struggles that come along with it.

I joined the Welcome Centre team in March 2016 and since then I’m happy to help and assist with anything students come to our office for!

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Samantha Geis

My name is Samantha Geis and I'm 20 years old. I was born and raised in Germany. More precisely in Aschaffenburg, a small city in Bavaria.  So my mother language is German. I can also speak English and a little bit French. Last year in september I moved to Kamp-Lintfort to study business psychology.

Before I started studying I lived a few months in Dallas, Texas. I know how hard it can be to request a visa or to get along in a foreign country at all. During this time I found a lot of new friends who helped me to settle down in America. Now it's my turn to give something back. I want to help international students to find a second home in Germany without any problems. When I came back home I worked in several social institutions like a refugee hostel, an addiction clinic or in a prison. I played concerts with my mandolin or guitar for the occupants of these constitutions. I have a passion for music. Additionally I like to have interesting conversations and meet people from all around the world. I'm one of the new employees at the welcome centre and i'm looking forward to supporting the well-practised team.

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Denyse Eitner

My name is Denyse Eitner. Although my name wouldn’t bespeak it I’m half-Italian, but I was born and raised in Germany. I can speak German, English and a little bit Italian. My hometown is Siegen, so KaLi is very new for me because I just live here since October 2017. So far, I really appreciate the “Ruhrpott” because it’s not always raining and it’s very plain compared to all the hills of Siegen.

I’m currently studying Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie at the HSRW in Kamp-Lintfort. For a long period of time it was my wish to study Psychology because I think it’s fascinating to know how human brains as well as their interacting among each other works and what an impact the surrounding world has on oneself. I really want to use my study to help other people with all kinds of problems as much as possible, that’s the reason why I’m excited about my job as a tutor. I’m looking forward to working with other students and improve my interpersonal communication skills.

In my spare time I love reading books, having fun with my friends, listening to music (I am really into rock-music) and of course watching all kinds of series on Netflix. Additionally, I really love travelling. So, after finishing my Bachelor’s degree I want to go on a world tour.

Whenever you need help with something, feel free to ask us and we’ll do the best we can!

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