The OSP offers support to all international students, beginning with orientation programs and including advising, support, and community gatherings throughout the year. Audrey Hindes, Program Associate for Academic and International Support, facilitates a variety of forums for international students to share their gifts, ideas, and questions with Candler faculty and the larger student body.
The Conversation Partners program is an opportunity for a non-native English speaker to be paired with a native English speaker so that they might learn more about one another’s language and culture through mutually enriching conversations throughout the semester. Conversation partners choose the times and locations for their meetings according to what works well for them individually.
“Conversation Partners is an excellent opportunity to develop a friendship with someone from a different background. I consider my partner a true friend.” -Conversation Partners Participant 2012-2013
International Students Talk Time With Dean Love
Candler makes an active effort to give a voice to all persons in the community. International Students Talk Time is especially for international students who wish to express any concerns or ask any questions about Candler directly to the dean. Through this event, students have been able to address academic as well as cultural issues.
Tea Time with Audrey
Another daily possibility for international students is to sign up to have a cup of tea and a conversation with Audrey Hindes, the Program Associate for Academic and International Support. This is a time that students can blow off some steam with a steamy cup of tea from Audrey’s extensive selection of teas.
International Student Organizations