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Exploring Barriers to Help-Seeking Behaviors: The Experiences of Chinese Undergraduates

Wednesday, May 31
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
LACC, Room 150

Students from China have cultural and linguistic influences that may act as barriers when they need academic help, including how they ask for assistance. Discover these influences, learn help-seeking behaviors, and gain practical ways to overcome these barriers at the faculty, staff, and institutional level.

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Erin Hillis

Associate Director of International Programs
Rhodes College

Dr. Erin Hillis is the Associate Director of International Programs and the PDSO at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She is also an adjunct Educational Studies faculty member in the field of TEFL. She received her PhD in Applied Linguistics (2017) from The University of Memphis; previous degrees are an MA in English as a Second Language (2000) and a BA in Linguistics (1998) from the University of Memphis. She is primarily responsible for F and J international students and exchange programs at the College, but also works with US students and faculty on study abroad exchanges and programming. Erin currently serves on the Chair-stream for NAFSA Region VII and was previously involved in the leadership for both the Tennessee Association of International Educators and Study Tennessee. Erin has been in the field of international education since 2004 and routinely presents for national and regional NAFSA conferences on topics such as diversity in study abroad, LGBTQ issues in international education, academic ethics across cultures, technology, and international student academic support.

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Liz Cosgrove

Center Director
ELS Language Centers/Dallas

Liz became Center Director and DSO at ELS/Dallas in March of 2016. Liz was also Center Director at ELS/Lubbock for four years prior to moving to the Dallas Center. From 2001-2011 Liz spent over ten years living in Taiwan. She started teaching English as a Foreign Language in 2001 and was the Director of Schoolhouse Language Center/Jhen Chang in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for over 7 years. Liz is currently serving as the 2015-2017 NAFSA Region III Intensive English Program Liaison. Liz has a long-standing connection to the international student community as instructor, administrator and host family.

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