IPO Mentors

Contact Information:

International Programs Office, CLO 176

Email: ipomentors@purduecal.edu

Phone: 219-989-4177

The IPO Mentors are a leading group of students who provide support for international students in adjusting academically, culturally, and socially to the United States and Purdue University Calumet.

We… look forward to helping new students become familiar with campus and community life, provide a connection to the University, and answer many of the questions new students may have upon their arrival and throughout their stay in the U.S.

We…can assist with many of the difficulties that international students face related to language and communicating with others, social interaction and building relationships,  academic standards and meeting classroom expectations, as well as general cultural changes and acclimating to new social customs.

We…also lead a variety of cultural, educational, and social activities developed to foster cross-cultural exchange at Purdue University Calumet, and aimed at helping international students to meet new friends, learn about American culture, and make the most of their college experience in the U.S.




Meet the IPO Mentors:



I-Chun Lee

Major: Marketing

Home Country: Taiwan

Want to learn about culture and have fun? Ask me about our ELP field trips and how you can Go Global at PUC with your IPO Passport 



Andrew Oltmanns

Major: Biology (Pre-Med)

Home Country: United States

Got questions? Come hang with me in IPO and find out all you need to know about school stuff, fun stuff, and local stuff, and other stuff too.



Yan Duan

Major: School Counseling

Home Country: China

Talk to me about IPO’s on-campus programming. Are you a graduate student? Me too! I can help answer your questions.



Ahmed Alhamad

Major:  Mechanical Engineer Technology

Home Country: Saudi Arabia

I’ll help you adjust to life in the U.S., learn and practice English, and make friends. Ask me about Saudi Student Association, too.



Marisa Henderson

Major: Foreign Languages and Political Science

Home Country: United States

If you need help making friends or having fun, or you have questions about Purdue Calumet, come see me!



Ahmed Aljama

Major:  Mechanical Engineer Technology

Home Country: Saudi Arabia

Need a place to live? Better yet, need a place to eat or a place of worship? I will be able to help point you in the right direction.



Parvizsho Aminov

Major: Electrical Engineering Technology

Home Country: Uzbekistan

If you have questions about school, come ask me! Also, if you are interested in volunteering, then I’m the guy to talk to.