Classroom Challenges for the International Student during COVID-19

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


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The webinar starts at 1:15 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 1:20 p.m. 


Classroom Challenges for the International Student during COVID-19 is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


This fall, international students in the US face unusual challenges. This webinar will address the range of challenges: travel-related, immigration-related, admission-related, linguistic, cultural, political. How might this reality affect international students in your classroom? Participants will discuss these constraints and ways to support international students in managing them in the USC classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.


This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Fostering Proactive Learning Environments.


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Christopher Reid
Assistant Director
International Student Services
Global Carolina

Christopher Reid has extensive experience working with internationals both domestically and abroad starting with his involvement with the resettled refugee community here in Columbia. After earning his Masters in Social Work in 2009, Reid worked as a DSO and student advisor in the office of International Student Services here at UofSC until the fall of 2011. From 2012-2015, Reid lived in Tanzania doing grassroots development work with women’s cooperatives, youth groups, and various local organizations. In 2015, he returned to UofSC in his current role, where he oversees the student services for UofSC’s intensive English program (EPI) as well as supporting Global Carolina programming aimed at integrating international students into the university community.

Sherry Warren
Academic Director
International Accelerator Program
Global Carolina

Sherry Warren has been working with international students and instructors of international students for over two decades in a variety of roles. She earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics in 2012, specializing in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and her professional roles and research interests center around international student success in higher education. She leads curriculum and the academic program for the International Accelerator Program, which is UofSC's first-year program for international students, combining socio-cultural and language support. As a consulting faculty member in the Linguistics Program, Warren trains teachers in second language instructional strategies, curriculum development and student support. She has presented locally, nationally and internationally on English for Academic and Specific Purposes curriculum design, early intervention for international students, international student advising, in-class and beyond the classroom international student support and pathway program design. She is currently the co-chair of the Program Administration Interest Section for International TESOL.