Greetings from CISSI’s new Deputy Member Emilee!

Hello! I’m Emilee and I’m from Orlando, Florida. I’m excited to be one of the newly appointed Deputy Board Members of CISSI. I have just started my first year in the Media and Global Communication master’s program.

CISSI's new Deputy Member Emilee

CISSI’s new Deputy Member Emilee

I came to Helsinki on very short notice and was determined to meet as many people as possible. I learned about CISSI from my tutor Valeriya and I immediately knew I wanted to be involved in some way. In Orlando, I had the opportunity to help international students learn English and through them I learned the importance of integration and community involvement. So, with the shoe on the other foot here in Helsinki I found CISSI to embody much of what is important as an international student in a new country.

I am excited to continue my involvement with CISSI and to help more international students feel at home in Finland. I can’t wait to plan more events and meet like-minded students in this lovely city. CISSI has already been so welcoming, I hope I can continue to grow our community at the University of Helsinki.

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