Cultural Ambassadors

Meet Your SPSCC Cultural Ambassadors

Shun Shimizu

Shun Shimizu, Japan

First Quarter: Summer 2016
Major: Education

Why did I apply to become a cultural ambassador?
I love to help people as a leader. I worked as a Campus Activities Board member because I wanted to get more involved in this community and now as a Cultural Ambassador I get to help international students like me. I am very excited to get to know more international students and share my experiences and campus information with them to make their life in SPSCC less stressful and more exciting!
During my free time, I like to...
Mostly I hang out with my friends. It feels so good just to walk around Capitol Lake too. But when it's not really nice out, I would just stay my home or go to public library and watch YouTube.
Favorite place on campus
I love the study rooms in the library and "study" with my friends.
Favorite classes
Intercultural Communication.
Favorite food
Pizza and Japanese food! Ramen and Takoyaki are my favorite!

John Duong

John Duong, Vietnam

First Quarter: Summer 2016
Major: Environmental Sciences

Why did I apply to become a cultural ambassador?
I have a dream to create a place in our office where international students come, stay, study, hang out, meet new friends, and learn about new cultures. I want ISS to be like a small family in campus so that when students wake up every day they will have more motivation to come to school because there will be a family waiting for them when they get there.  I am also an international student so the feeling of homesick is hard to describe, and sometimes it makes me down.  Being a Cultural Ambassador gives me an opportunity to complete my dream and I really appreciate that.
During my free time, I like to...
I am an active person, I love to play sports, honestly, I can play almost every kind of sport.  Soccer is my favorite sport when I was a kid.  I now play soccer for an Olympia team, and on the weekends we usually go to Seattle to play with other teams.
Favorite place on campus
The Diversity and Equity Center on campus.
Favorite classes
Anthropology, HDEV 101 and Intensive English Level 3.
Favorite food
I am trying to become a vegetarian, but I like salmon and pork chops too much!