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From the Appalachians to the Urals: Students from OHIO, Russia form neighborhood

Teams shot of Students in the Russia-OHIO NeighborhoodFrom Ohio University News A group of students from Ohio University and a Russian university spent their summer in a most unusual way—taking part in an extracurricular experience called the Bobcat-Crow Cultural Exchange Lab and moving beyond stereotypes to form their own neighborhood. Named after the mascots of the two […]

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Posted on 08/18/2021

Virtual Silk Road Connects Uzbekistan and OHIO English as Second Language Initiative

The Andijan State University collaborators, group shot.OHIO’s OPIE and Andijan State University Collaborate on Online English Program  in 2020-21 For nearly two millennia, the trade route called the Silk Road connected the East and West. The Ohio Program of Intensive English and Uzbekistan’s Andijan State University didn’t let a pandemic stop their collaboration. Just as ideas were […]

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Posted on 03/08/2021

Krzic Quoted on South Korea Survival Boxes Sent to Peace Corps Alumni

Dr. Gerry Krzic, portraitGerry Krzic, director of the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) at Ohio University, was quoted in a San Diego Union-Tribune story headlined “S. Korea returns a San Diegan’s 40-year-old favor with a COVID ‘survival box’.” “The coffee brings back memories of the people you shared time with,” he said. […]

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Posted on 12/30/2020

Krzic Uses Peace Corps Experience to Foster Understanding of Modern-Day Korea

Dr. Gerry Krzic, portraitFrom Ohio University News Gerry Krzic, director of the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE), never imagined the impact his time living in Korea would make on the rest of his life, but nearly 40 years later he continues to visit the East Asian region and leads an organization that […]

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Posted on 12/08/2020

Krzic Authors Column in Korea Times about Peace Corps Volunteers

Dr. Gerry Krzic, portraitDr. Gerry Krzic, director of the Ohio Program of Intensive English at Ohio University, authored an article in the Korea Times headlined “[Friends of Korea] We left Korea, but Korea never left us.” Anyone who has spent time in Korea has probably heard of “jeong,” a concept characterized as a […]

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Posted on 09/01/2020

Alumni News | Jambor Thriving in Japan English Language Program

Kevin Jambor, portraitOhio University alumnus Kevin Jambor has directed the Ohio Program of English Language Teaching at Chubu University for the last two years. Since 1990, OPELT has recruited instructors from Ohio University’s Ohio Program of Intensive English and Linguistics master’s program in a collaborative effort between the two universities. Jambor, who […]

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Posted on 04/23/2020

Nakada’s Tale: Finding a Long-Lost Japanese Fishing Boat, Washed Ashore in Okinawa

Masaru Yonashiro of the Kinjo-cho Town Hall, Nakada, and Thompson viewing documents related to the fishing vessel from Iwate.Koudai Nakada’s educational journey has entwined with Ohio University for five years, most recently tied to the incredible tale of a fishing boat that disappeared during Japan’s 2011 tsunami, only to wash ashore seven years later and 1,200 miles away. Nakada and Dr. Christopher Thompson are researching the unusual adventure […]

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Posted on 12/01/2019

OPIE Pathway Program Proves Success with 28 Students

Hoyeon (Irene) Yun, portraitThe Ohio Program of Intensive English wrapped up the inaugural year of the University Success Pathway Program with the 28 students who completed the program during its first year earning an average GPA of 3.32 by the end of Summer 2018. In the Pathway Program, students take Tier II general […]

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Posted on 10/31/2018

Athens News Writes about OHIO Hosting Khbrat Program

The Athens News writes about the Khbrat program hosted by Ohio University in a story headlined “Saudi educators to spend year of learning at Ohio University.” More than 40 educators from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are making a temporary home in Athens for the next year. Also called the […]

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Posted on 08/30/2018

42 Saudi Educators Spending Year at OHIO in School Leadership Immersion Program

Khbrat participants at Nelson Commons, shown seated at round tables.Forty-two educators from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are spending a year at Ohio University in a professional development program dubbed the “Khbrat” program, which means “experience” in Arabic. Building Leadership for Change Through School Immersion: The OHIO Experience “Khbrat” Program is a collaborative involving the Ohio Program of Intensive […]

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Posted on 08/20/2018