Meet Our International Student Ambassadors

Our International Student Ambassadors are excited to chat with you about any questions regarding academics or life as a College of Charleston international student. Feel free to contact them via email or Instagram.




 Alexandros (Alex) Katsikaris

 Hometown: Athens, Greece
 Languages I speak: Greek, English, Spanish 
 Major: Bachelor of Science in Psychology
 Honors College student


 Instagram: cofcalex


What is your favorite CofC class? Abnormal psychology

What is your career goal? Not a set career goal yet, but I am thinking about going to medical school and becoming a psychiatrist.

Hobbies and interests: Sports (especially basketball and soccer), traveling, spending time with my friends, and meeting new people.

What CofC clubs/organizations are you part of? Intramural basketball and the REACH program

What is your favorite thing to do at CofC on the weekends or after class? I love exploring the city of Charleston and going to the beach in my free time.

About me:

Why did you choose College of Charleston?

One of the main reasons why I chose the College of Charleston was the atmosphere of Charleston. The city really reminds me of Europe, and the people are always happy.  

International Alumni

Meet Dona Toteva Lacayo '05. She's the Chief Commercial and Public Affairs Officer at the Port of Huemene. Originally from Bulgaria, Dona's first time in the United States was when she enrolled at the College of Charleston. She studied international business and had an internship with the Port of Charleston. These experiences prepared her for her career at the Port of Huemene. 

Meet Jose Chiriboga, a recent graduate from Ecuador. He’s shaking up the fashion industry by paying his employees a living wage and using second-hand denim to eliminate waste and offer a beautiful product. Through the entrepreneurship program he found great mentors who helped him succeed. 

Meet Roland A. Cruickshank '94. As president of University Methodist Hospital in Tennessee, he is a community leader with a passion for patient care. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Roland was a member of the College of Charleston basketball team. He remembers is time at the College positively, despite the grueling basketball practices. For Roland, the College was a place where he developed the skills he needed to follow his dreams.