Loyola University Chicago

Student Activities & Greek Affairs (SAGA)

Student Life & Engagement

Advisor: Jennelle Dronkers

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Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Time with Loyola: 2.5 years
Role at Loyola: International Student Advisor

The International Club and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association

It’s difficult to pick a favorite part, but I suppose if I have to, it is the cultural exchange that occurs within each club. I’ll be sitting in on an e-board meeting with 7 students, each from a different country, and it’s incredible to see how much respect and wonder they have for one another.

The International Club hosted an event that celebrated the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day in one evening.  It was called New Year, New Love.  International students and domestic students came together to bring in the Chinese New Year and get to know each other through friend speed dating.  It was a unique event that really captured the culture of the club.

The clubs are not only for international students.  Both clubs aspire to be as global as possible and they invite all students to join.  The more, the merrier!

Favorite Chicago restaurant: Angelina’s
Fun fact about you: I’ve travelled to 31 countries
Favorite sports team: Florida State Seminoles
Favorite film: Before Sunset