Category: Innovative and Sustainable Practices in Intensive English Programming

Exploring the Common Fears and Struggles International Students Face

Wednesday, May 31
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Table 53

This poster presents the results of qualitative research from intensive English programs at various universities focused on identifying the fears and struggles international students have before and after coming to study in the United States.

Olga Uzun

Lead Intructor
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

An experienced English as a Foreign Language instructor with more than fifteen years of experience teaching students from various cultural,economic,and educational backgrounds, Olga Uzun is a current Intensive English Program Lead instructor at NC State University. She has also worked as a Duke University TIP Academic Coordinator, ESL/EFL Teacher Trainer, and a community college ESL Blog Lead Facilitator. She has a rich cultural background that includes spending the earlier years of her life in Russia, Mongolia, Scotland, and Ukraine before settling in the US in 1998.