“Master of Education”

I graduated!

The State Board of Higher Education, by virtue of the authority vested in it by law, and on recommendation of the Faculty Senate, has conferred on Eric Stoller the degree of Master of Education with all the rights, privileges, and honors thereto appertaining.

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ELI Summer Orientation

Before I forget to post this, I helped out with the English Language Institute’s (ELI) summer orientation program. I spoke to students regarding campus activities and the anxiety of finding food in a different country. On Saturday, June 25th, I was one of several OSU students who gave a tour of downtown Corvallis. It was a beautiful day and the experiences that I have had working with ELI students through two orientation programs have been awesome. The students have shared a lot of information about their home countries which include: Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and Columbia.

I’m participating as an ELI Conversant during the summer. The student is from Korea. I’ll withhold his name for privacies sake. I have been invited to Korea and he has been told that Iowa is nice in the fall! Each week we meet for an hour at Java II to discuss a variety of topics. His English proficiency is getting better each week. Meanwhile, mine continues to hold still somewhere below average and above horrible :-)

International students are a blast to work with and I would encourage all of my readers (you know who I’m talking about!) to consider a job where you get to work with students from all over the globe.

Here are a 2 photos from the downtown Corvallis tour:

English Language Institute tour of downtown Corvallis

Oregon State University's English Language Institute tour of downtown Corvallis