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July 24, 2014
 
 
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Oreoluwa Olatunde-Agbeja



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Lagos, Nigeria

Hello there! Iím Oreoluwa but I go by the name of Oreo, an international student from Nigeria. I am currently in my fourth year in the Economics and Accounting program offered by the School of Business and Economics. Choosing to come to Laurier was one of the best decisions I made as I have been able to grow personally, academically as well as gain various networking skills that I know I will need in future. Laurierís small community is something that stood out and attracted me as I wanted to be a part of that community. Over the years, I have been able to volunteer and work in many roles such as Fashion and Motion (a dance charity) where we had practices every Sunday afternoons which gave me the opportunity to meet people interested in the same things as myself. Other activities I have been able to take part in are the mentor program for international students, being a member and the Vice President of Laurier African Students Association as well as a part time job working at the food court. Laurier offers students so many opportunities to volunteer, keep yourself busy as well as even work part-time while in school and this is why I have been able to progress so much throughout the years.

One additional thing I love about Laurier is that it is close to the University of Waterloo, a much larger campus. For students who are not sure of the kind of environment they prefer or who would like to have the best of both worlds, both campuses have a relationship whereby students can take courses that would count towards their credits at the other campus. I have friends who go to Laurier but take some courses at University of Waterloo and they get to meet more people, get the feel of a different campus as well as get a different experience all together.

The Region of Waterloo environment is a very comfortable and accommodating one for international students and combined with the presence of Wilfrid Laurier University in it, it has been the ideal school for me and I hope it will be for you too.

Feel free to email me at internationalambassador@wlu.ca if you have any questions!