Our Team

About Us

The Welcome Centre team consists of tutors from different countries. All of us speak at least German and English, but we also speak a few other languages as well.

In addition to our regular consultation hours throughout the week, you can also reach us through e-mail, Facebook and by phone.

Our team in Kleve

Our team in Kamp-Lintfort


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Ana Maria Rivas Sandoval

Hello everyone! My name is Ana Maria Rivas Sandoval, I’m from Cali-Colombia and few months ago I moved to Germany to study Gender and Diversity degree. I consider myself a very social person and I really enjoy the possibility of learning new languages. I speak Spanish, English, German and willing to learn more as possible. Two years ago, I had the opportunity to have my exchange year after high school in Germany doing a volunteer with refugees, this experience focused and shaped my desires of helping people and I still want to continue learning and helping in different ways. That’s why I’m honored to be part of the welcome center tutors and be able a support for all the students that might need someone to support in their student life struggles. 

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Quoc Hung Tran 

Hi there! My name is Quoc Hung Tran. I'm from the city Ha Noi in Vietnam. You can either call me Hung or Adrian, whichever suits you really, as I know Asian names can be hard to pronounce from time to time. I am currently in my 7th Semester in Industrial Engineering. Similar to most of our friendly and lovely tutors, I speak English (of course), Vietnamese (well I'm from Vietnam after all), and a small amount of understandable German (I am still trying to actively work on it though).

As an Asian student living and studying in Germany for about 4 years until now, I understand the struggles in communication, adaptation as well as cultural barriers that most international students might have to face during their journey at Hochschule Rhein-Waal. Hence, I truly hope that, if you find yourself in a situation that would need any kind of advice, you can always ask our Welcome Centre tutor team, as we are always trying our best to help our fellow students to the best of our given ability.

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Katharina Liebhard 

Hi, my name is Katharina Liebhard and I´m happy to be studying International Relations here in such a multicultural environment. I´m from the south of Germany and I like spending time in nature, practicing sports like hiking, Yoga or dancing and cooking sessions with friends. I can speak German and English, as well as some Italian, Maltese and Spanish and I´m eager to improve my language skills and add new ones.
After I finished school, I spent a year in Malta volunteering at a childcare centre. Living on my own in a foreign country has taught me many things, such as adapting to a new culture and finding friends, that´s why I would like to help you find your way here in Germany too.

As a tutor at the Welcome Centre, I want to use the opportunity to help you as a student with any kind of issues you might have!

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Ahmad Jumaa


Hello! My name is Ahmad. I was born in Damascus, Syria. In my free time, I like going for long walks, improving my German, and enjoy trying new recipes from around the world. My passion in management and technology led me to study Industrial Engineering in Campus Kleve.

I believe through my own experience that any challenge we undergo in our lives can be a lot easier and handled in better ways if you had the opportunity to get in touch with someone who had the same situation. And by joining one of the Welcome Centre round tables could not agree more with their goal to help prospective or current students with the difficulties they are going through and therefore I decided to be part of the team.

So, if you had any question or had an issue during or before your studies don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Viet Phuong Tran 

Hey everyone! My name is Viet Phuong Tran, born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam - a small but beautiful country located in South East Asia. I'm studying International Relations here at HSRW. Apart from Vietnamese - my mother tongue - I can speak English and German (hoping to be able to add more languages at some points in the near future :P).

Being an international student myself, I understand the struggles of settling in new environments. Having received the much-needed help throughout the admission and integrating process, I'm thrilled at the opportunity to pass on this positive experience to others. That's why I'm beyond happy and honored to be a part of the team of the Welcome Centre!

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Belinda Boateng 

Hello everyone, my name is Belinda Antwiwaa Boateng. I was born in Ghana and moved to Germany some years ago. I live in Hamburg and studying International Relations here in Kleve. I am very friendly and consider myself as a social person. I love having fun in my own ways and like to do things that will make me happy. I speak English, German and other Ghanaian languages like Twi and Ga. I am open to learn other languages as well.

As a migrant, I understand how it feels to be stranded in a different country and not knowing what to do and that is why I choose to work at the Welcome Centre so I can be of help to my fellow students. Working at the welcome centre is a great opportunity for me to get to know the diversity of our University and the different cultural background of the students.
I am willing to help and support all students in the best way I can. If you are going through any difficulties and challenges and you want someone to talk to kindly contact us and we will help you find solutions. We are here for you and to make your life in Germany a smooth one.

Mushfique Ahmed Isha 

Hi Everyone! My name is Isha. I am from Bangladesh. I am studying Information Engineering and Computer Science. I can speak Bengali and English. Right now I am trying to improve my German language skill as well. I can also speak a little bit of Chinese and French. Learning different languages is my passion. I want to become a Language Genie.

When I first came to Germany, I faced lots of difficulties. At that time the Welcome Center was my only solution to solve those problems. For this reason, I have joined the team to help students with my knowledge. Different events of the Welcome Center help international students to integrate with German culture. Welcome Center helps the students to tackle their issues, so that they can concentrate on their studies and enjoy the student life.

For any kind of problem, do not hesitate to come to us. We are always ready to help you.

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Leen Hito 

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Kleve Campus
Minoritenstraße 1
47533 Kleve
+49 (2821) 806734 2226

+49 (2821) 8067359642


Kamp-Lintfort Campus
Friedrich-Heinrich-Allee 25
47475 Kamp-Lintfort
+49 (2842) 908255 9339





In charge


Nele Decker  

Coordination Welcome Centre


+49 (2821) 806-73-9682



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