Global Learning Co-ordinator
Fun fact: Travel exposes us to different cultures and perspectives. I first experienced this in an international development project in Nicaragua. This experience gave me an appreciation and understanding of different points of view and ways of life and for that, Nicaragua will always have a special place in my heart.
Patricia H. Kawagoe Almendro
Global Learning Co-ordinator
Fun fact: My passion lies in exploring new countries and savoring local flavors. It’s remarkable how food can serve as the ultimate passport to a new culture. In every place I’ve visited, I’ve discovered a favorite food, each a unique taste of the world’s incredible diversity.
Wondering if you can receive credit for going abroad? Can you do a semester exchange with your program? Want to plan ahead for a global opportunity? Look no further! Each Humber Faculty has a dedicated International Coordinator to assist you with all things related to your academic success. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your faculty’s coordinator for more information!
Fun fact: My favourite place I’ve travelled to is Venice, Italy. I’ve wanted to visit since the first time I saw a picture of the city on water when I was a young child. Visiting it in real life years later was absolutely surreal!
Director, Academic Programs
Fun Fact: My love of travelling has taken me to over 20 countries around the world. I can’t pick one favourite, they were all fantastic places to visit. I am always looking for the next adventure. My love of travelling took me to the other side of the world where I spent 10 years living in Australia. I look forward to supporting students who wish to travel abroad, get out of their comfort zone, and experience a different culture.
Global Learning & Strategic Initiatives Co-ordinator
Fun Fact: My favourite place I've traveled to is Nepal - because of its beauty, cultural diversity, religious cooperation, cuisine, artisanal talent, and the ingenuity of its people!
Manager, Global Initiatives and Partnership Development
Fun Fact: Each and every city that I’ve been to has brought me life experiences and I love all of them. However, the city of Lyon, France, still remains my favourite place, not only because of its charm but also perhaps because it was the first destination of my study-work abroad adventure and it witnessed how my global perspective has been built up. Although Paris’s nickname is the City of Lights, it is Lyon where the most famous Festival of Lights (Fete des Lumieres) is hosted to celebrate light and honour the Virgin Mary. Every December, Lyon has lit up with an explosion of light and colour. Public places and buildings come alive with art installations by lighting designers and visual artists. People are excited to find music, dancing, parades and food stalls transform the old district of Lyon into a place flooded with light, beauty and sound.
Manager, International Initiatives
Fun Fact: I’ve been fortunate to work in Kenya, Indonesia, Nepal, and South Africa which has given me a deep appreciation for different cultures and ways of living – and taught me the important skill of how to hail a rickshaw, a tuk tuk, a matatu, boda boda, ojek and bakki!
International Partnerships & Mobility Student Advisor
Fun Fact: My favourite place I've traveled to is Tarapoto, Peru - I love Chocolate, and to be able to walk through a Cacao farm, eat a Cacao fruit and watch the whole chocolate process from beginning to end, was magical. I also learned how something sweet and simple like chocolate could have such a huge economic and cultural impact on the people that produce it.