About Us

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Welcome to KPU International!

KPU International provides you with continuous support and care from the time you apply, right through convocation. We understand the challenges of moving to a new country and starting life at a new school. Meet our dedicated team of staff who will support you, and help you transition to life as a KPU student.

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Carole St. Laurent
Associate Vice President, KPU International
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

 

Welcome to Kwantlen Polytechnic University International!
As the Associate Vice President – International for KPU, it is both an honour and a privilege to invite you to explore the incredible opportunities that await you in our vibrant international community.

Whether you are a prospective student considering KPU for your studies, a current student looking for guidance, a faculty member exploring international collaboration, or a valued partner in education, we are here to assist and guide you every step of the way.

At KPU International, we are committed to fostering a globally inclusive and culturally diverse environment that is dedicated to academic excellence, innovation, and personal growth. Our dedicated team is here to support you in your academic journey and to help you make the most of your experience at our university. We take immense pride in our diverse student body, hailing from all corners of the world, and we believe that the richness of this diversity enhances the educational experience for everyone.

KPU International offers a wide range of programs, services, and cultural experiences to ensure that your time here is not just academically rewarding but personally transformative. Through internships, field schools, study abroad programs, cultural and student life events, global development projects, faculty mobility, and research opportunities, you'll have a chance to broaden your horizons, develop intercultural competencies, and forge lasting friendships.

As we continue to embrace the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing global landscape, KPU International is dedicated to fostering a culture of curiosity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together, we aim to create a brighter future through education, research, and global citizenship.

I encourage you to explore our website to discover the wealth of resources and opportunities available to you. The KPU International team is committed to supporting you in every step of your educational journey.

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Student Support Specialist Team

The Student Support Specialist team is an international student’s first point of contact upon entering the International Offices on our Surrey and in Richmond campuses. Our team is friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated to answering all your inquiries. You can reach us by phone, email, or visit us in person. We are here to help direct you to the support you need.

Meet the Student Support Specialist Team

Meet the Student Support Specialist Team

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    Sydney Munro

    Divisional Business Manager

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    Sydney Munro

    International Adminstrative Coordinator

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    Jose Bustos Vargas

    Student Support Specialist

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    Nancy Kearney

    Student Support Specialist

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    Noor Riaz

    Student Support Specialist

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Recruitment Team

The Recruitment team is here to help guide prospective international students through our application and admissions process for a successful academic career at KPU. Our knowledgeable recruitment team can help you discover your passion in one of our 140+ programs and can be reached through virtual drop-in appointments, email, or phone.
The International Agent Relations and Performance Management Team is committed to supporting educational agents worldwide to ensure that the business goals are aligned with KPU’s vision, and students are adequately guided.

Learn More Meet the Recruitment Team Meet the Admissions Team Meet the Agent Relations and Performance Management Team

Meet the International Recruitment Team

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    Ann Yuan

    Director of International Recruitment Admissions and Articulation, KPU International

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    Chiragveer Teja

    Manager for Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and CIS

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    Rita Liu

    Manager for East Asia

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    Uttkarsh Bhardwaj

    Manager for South Asia

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    Vinicius Teixeira

    Manager for Americas and Middle East

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    Alessandra Gava

    Recruiter for Latin America

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    Anuradha Wickramasinghe

    International Support Assistant for South Asia

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    Helen Song

    Recruiter for Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan

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    Jackie He

    Recruiter for China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Mongolia

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    Khoi Truong

    Recruiter for Southeast Asia

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    Lukas Czerniecki

    Recruiter for USA and Middle East

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    Manpreet Kaur

    Recruiter for South Asia

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    Zlata Trefilova

    Recruiter for Europe, CIS, and Africa

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    Dani Escobaryepes

    In Country Representative for Colombia

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    Hanh Le

    In Country Representative for Vietnam

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    Jenny Luo

    In Country Representative for China

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    Marina Costa

    In Country Representative for Brazil

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    Ramit Malhotra

    In Country Representative for India

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    Regine Molina

    In Country Representative for Philippines

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Meet the Admissions Team

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    Ann Yuan

    Director of International Recruitment Admissions and Articulation, KPU International

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    Tracy Han

    International Admissions and Enrollment Manager

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    Lily Liang

    Transfer Credit Coordinator

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    Veena Pinot

    Transfer Credit Coordinator

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    April Ge

    Transfer Credit Coordinator

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    Harjyot Atwal

    Transfer Credit Support Assistant

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    Isabel Chan

    Admissions Coordinator

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    James Ho

    Admissions Coordinator

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    Allie Hsueh

    Admissions Coordinator

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    Debora Pereira

    Admissions Coordinator

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    Janice Xie

    Admissions Support Assistant

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    Min Jee Kwon

    Admissions Support Assistant

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    Mys Hamood

    Admissions Support Assistant

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Meet the Agent Relations and Performance Management Team

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    Ann Yuan

    Director of International Recruitment, Admissions, and Articulation, KPU International

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    Tanya Sehgal-Bhalla 

    International Agent Relations and Performance Manager

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    Nicole Shearer

    International Agent Relations and Performance Coordinator

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    Sahrash Ijaz

    International Agent Relations and Performance Support Assistant

International Student Services Team

The International Student Services team is dedicated to providing support and guidance to students from around the world as they navigate their educational journey at KPU.

The Student Advising unit is here to assist international students with academic and immigration-related matters. Whether you need help with course selection, visa questions, or academic advising, our knowledgeable advisors are here to ensure your success.

Our Student Life unit is committed to creating a welcoming and enriching campus experience. From organizing cultural events and activities to providing guidance through our peer mentorship program, we are here to help you make the most of your time as an international student at KPU.

Learn More Meet the International Advising Team Meet the Student Life Events Team

Meet the Education Advising Team

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    Indra Manhas

    Director for Global Engagement, KPU International

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    Kevin Li

    International Advising Manager

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    Angel Xu

    International Advising Coordinator

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    Hailie Zhuo

    International Student Advisor

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    Hilary Sun

    International Student Advisor

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    Jurise Athena Oliveros

    International Student Advisor

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    Lia Haleem

    International Student Advisor

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    Manpreet Chadha

    International Student Advisor

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    Sanam Bani Hassan

    International Student Advisor

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    Sarah Zaidi

    International Student Advisor

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    Sung Jo Park

    International Student Advisor

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    Vicky Song

    International Student Advisor

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Meet the Student Life Events Team

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    Indra Manhas

    Director for Global Engagement, KPU International

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    Sarah Garcia

    Manager of International Student Engagement and Transitions

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    Ashley Tam

    International Student Life Coordinator

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    Dmitriy Yerzikov

    International Student Life Coordinator

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    Josie Tran

    International Student Life Coordinator

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    Mansha Kumar

    International Student Life Support Assistant

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    Van Nguyen

    International Student Life Support Assistant

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Study Abroad and Global Development

The Study Abroad and Global Development team connects the KPU community to institutions around the world and fosters life-changing experiences for students and faculty.

Our Study Abroad team facilitates study abroad opportunities and international student activities.

The Global Development team seeks out international partnerships and collaborations to support KPU’s internationalization success at home and overseas.

Learn More Meet the Study Abroad Team Global Partnerships Team

Meet the Study Abroad Team

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    Zainab Al-Koubaisi

    Director for Global Engagement, KPU International

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    Ada Lee

    Global Learning and Partnerships Manager

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    Sarah Burn

    Study Abroad Coordinator

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    Shanell Wong

    Study Abroad Coordinator

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    Lia Liang

    Study Abroad Coordinator

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Meet the Global Partnerships Team

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    Zainab Al-Koubaisi

    Director for Global Engagement, KPU International

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    Jelena Damljanovic

    Global Learning and Partnerships Manager

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    Joyce Liu

    Global Development Coordinator

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Contact Us

Phone
+1 604-599-2866
Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-4:00PM (closed on holidays)

Address
KPU Surrey (Cedar Building, Room 1145)
12666 72 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W 2M8

KPU Richmond (Room 1400)
8771 Lansdowne Road
Richmond, B.C. V6X 3X7

Office Hours:
Surrey campus: Mon - Fri, 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-4:00PM
Richmond campus: Mon - Fri, 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-4:00PM
(closed on holidays)

Mailing Address
KPU International
12666 72 Avenue
Surrey, BC
V3W 2M8