March 14, 2016 at 3:22 pm

International News|Conversation Hour, OPIE Student Union Meeting, Bowling Night, OPIE Academic Orientation, Global Voices

By Tanya Dovbnya

Ohio Program of Intensive English and A&S International Academic Advisor

OPIE welcomes OHIO faculty, staff and students to join OPIE events this week:

OPIE Conversation Hour: Jobs/Occupations

What? Join the Conversation Hour to discuss how people in different countries choose their occupations, and what impacts their decisions.

When/where? Monday, March 14, 6:00-7:00 pm in the Bobcat Student Lounge

OPIE Student Union Meeting

What? All OPIE students are welcome. Contact Kristina Guyton for more information (

When/where? Wednesday, March 16, 1:00-2:00 pm in Gordy Hall 116

OPIE Bowling Night

What? OPIE students, faculty, staff, and their friends and families are invited to bowl and enjoy an evening of fun in a friendly circle of colleagues and friends.

When/where? Friday, March 18, 6:00-8:00 pm at Rollerbowl Lanes (28 Palmer Street)

OPIE Academic Orientation Spring 2016

OPIE students, admitted to Ohio University for undergraduate studies at the Advanced and Pre-Academic Level are required to attend the OPIE Academic Orientation. The Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 8:30 am-12:00 pm in Baker Center 237.

OPIE students will meet with the representatives of their Colleges, learn about transfer credit requirements, and hear about services offered by the Academic Advancement Center, Career Leadership and Development Center, English Language Improvement Program, as well as get ready for their first meetings with faculty advisors.

As an invaluable part of the Orientation, the OPIE Alumni Panel will give a Q&A session. OPIE alumni will talk to the new students about their own challenges and successes. Current OPIE students will have an opportunity to ask questions about their majors and extracurricular activities on campus to get involved in. This time, the OPIE alumni Qiuyang Guo, Yanan Han, Haokun Wang, and Deli Xu will participate in the Panel.

Global Voices at Ohio University

‘Global Voices’ is a new series of  videos about the international students at Ohio University. Each of the nine videos covers a different topic and highlights international students’ perspectives on their ‘college’ experience at Ohio University, as well as their cultural insights into everyday life in Athens.

In the video “Tips for International Students at Ohio University“, students share lessons they have learned and talk about how to get involved on campus, meet new people, appreciate a new culture, and succeed academically:

In the next video, “Tips for Faculty“, students share their ideas with faculty on how to enhance their communication with and understanding of international students: be patient, provide lecture notes and assignments in writing, and spend more time getting to know students from different countries.

Tanya Dovbnya

Tanya Dovbnya

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