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Book an appointment to see your advisor

The IELP has two full-time Academic Advisors who help students with language learning, academic success and goal achievement.

Kristi Kang (students who are in levels PEP-3 classes)

  • Schedule a 15- or 30- minute appointment with 

Office: UCB 400
:kkang@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-2329

Michele Miller (students who are in all level 4-5 classes)

  • Schedule a 15- or 30- minute appointment with 

Office: UCB 400
:millerm@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-8126

How can IELP Academic Advisors help you?

Navigating American academic culture is a new experience for many students. IELP Academic Advisors can help you with:

  • questions about your classes and schedule
  • understanding IELP policies
  • academic planning
  • transitioning to study at PSU
  • academic support like tutoring and other help
  • study skills
  • getting involved outside of classes
  • attendance concerns
  • connecting to services and resources on campus such as health services and immigration advising
  • homesickness and cultural adjustment
  • housing problems, banking, and other student life concerns
  • any questions that you have about being a student in the IELP

Throughout the term, IELP academic advisors engage with students in these ways:

  • IELP New Student Orientation
  • American Culture and Academic Life (ACAL) classes
  • mid-term check ins and academic support outreach
  • academic advising appointments
  • Inspirational Students Awards
  • Academic Excellence Awards
  • Farewell Ceremony