ONCAMPUS Boston Prepares to Welcome International Students!

As part of Wheelock’s set of international initiatives, ONCAMPUS Boston (OCB) is gearing up to welcome its first group of international students. These students will spend their first year taking academic courses as well as a range of skills workshops and English language support classes. The current set of students will include some from South Korea, China, Hong Kong, and possibly Kazakhstan, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia.

Essential to the success of the program is the staff, which is composed of seasoned professionals with over 35 years of combined experience working in the fields of international education and academic advising.

Katherine Hala, who also serves as a Resident Director for Wheelock will be responsible for maintaining student academic records, scheduling, and helping to ensure students progress on successfully.

Kyndra Douglass spent three years teaching English and training English teachers in South Korea. Here with OCB, Douglass will be responsible for ensuring a safe arrival, getting the students academically and culturally acclimated to the U.S. system of higher education, and providing resources and support throughout their studies.

Dr. Alfredo Varela, who has worked in the field of international education for over 20 years, will serve as Director of OCB. In addition to providing support to the students, he will work with faculty and staff to help them appreciate the challenges and opportunities a growing international student population will bring to Wheelock.

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