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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 2, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Rishi Lakhani

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Year of Study: 3rd year

Program: Honours Economics

Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hello everybody! My name is Rishi Lakhani. Iím an international student at Wilfrid Laurier University from Dubai, UAE. Iím studying Economics and will be entering my 3rd year this September. The last two years at Laurier have been nothing but splendid! Before leaving home to study abroad, I was as nervous as all of you might be, but both WLU and Canada embraced me in no time. The people here are very welcoming and friendly. The small size of the university makes it a very safe community and youíre bound to bump into a friend while walking through campus. Over these two years, I have made friends from all over the world and I am very thankful to my parents for this opportunity!

I lived in residence for my first year and it was a great experience. In my second year, I lived off-campus with four of my close friends. For my 3rd year, I will be returning to residence as a residence life don. Iím very excited for this experience! Laurier offers various opportunities for students in terms of campus clubs, volunteer work and even paid employment! I love beatboxing and I joined Laurierís acapella music group called ĎHawkapellaí during my first year. At Laurier, Iím sure that youíll find enough opportunities to cultivate and express your talents and interests. Laurier students have a fantastic school spirit and weíre very proud of our university! If you have any questions, Iíll be more than happy to answer them. I wish you the very best in choosing your school and I hope to see you at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Feel free to email me at if you have any questions!