Resources to Help International Students Succeed in the Classroom

Jan. 21, 2016

International Student Orientation Aug. 14, Aug. 19

Webster University’s St. Louis campus became home to students from many nations this spring. We welcome the diversity and alternative points of view they bring to our classes. For most of the students, English is their second (or third, or fourth) language. While many come to Webster fully proficient in English, others may struggle with the demands of learning in a second language full-time.

If you have a student that you feel is struggling with your course due to language or cultural issues, please take the time to contact one of the following people:

  • Bethany Keller, assistant director, Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) and chair, International Student Success Committee; 314-246-7649 or
  • Nancy Haparimwi, international student advisor, Academic Advising Center – undergraduate, graduate and English as a Second Language students; 314-246-7568 or
  • Carolyn Trachtova, English as a Second Language coordinator; 314-246-7757 or
  • Jordan Wienke, International Graduate Student Academic Advisor; 314-968-6972 or

All of these staffers work closely with international students and the International Student Success Committee to help direct students who are having difficulties to the resources they need to be successful learners at Webster.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your international students. We would also be willing to come speak to individual professors or departments about specific techniques for teaching multilingual, multicultural students.

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