IELP Academic Advising

  • Book an appointment to see your adviser
  • The IELP has two full-time Academic Advisors who help students with language learning, academic success and goal achievement. Both advisors are available for regular virtual advising hours throughout the week (appointments needed).

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

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

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

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

    • When scheduling an advising appointment, indicate if you prefer a phone or video appointment.
    • After your appointment is scheduled, your advisor will communicate with you by email to confirm the correct meeting phone number or video link to use. 
    • Advisors will use Google Meet/Google Hangouts or Zoom meetings. 
    • These applications can be accessed by smart phone, tablet, or laptop/desktop computer.

    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