International Peer Academic Coaching

International Peer Academic Coaches (IPACs) are available to meet and discuss success in American classrooms, transitioning to a different culture, networking with campus resources, and sharing professional experiences.

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How to Make an Appointment for Global Learning Support through Student Success Network 

UDI149 Learning Connections

In this two (2) credit course, international students explore research on learning and neuroscience. The course requires students to make connections between this content and their past and present learning experiences. The goal of the course is to further develop students' approaches to studying and to enhance their learning in American college classes. Limited seats available.

Here are what international students are saying about this course:
"It helped me as an international student to understand how learning works in American system."
"I would tell my friends or classmates that this class is different and it is truly helpful for us to learn how to learn."
"This class is very helpful in terms of providing you methods and ways to exponentially improve your academic performance. You will find results if you take this class."

Global Partner Program

  • Interested in making International/American friends?

  • Interested in learning different cultures/languages?

  • Interested in getting involved in the UD global community?

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International Peer Mentor Program

Discuss success in American classrooms, transitioning to a different culture, and networking with campus resources, and share experiences.

  • Want someone from the same country, speaking the same language, probably studying similar classes to help you when you are new on    campus? Join the International Peer Mentor Program!

  • Willing to help new international student and get involved? Join the International Peer Mentor Program!

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Global Conversation Groups

Talk with American students and IPACs about learning and cultures. Improve your group discussion, and presentation skills.




5:00 PM - 6:00PM


Female Only


5:00 PM - 6:00PM


Global Success Series

The Global Success Series is designed for all international and American students to help them be successful in the UD global learning community. International Peer Academic Coaches (IPACs) will facilitate one-on-one sessions, small group sessions, and large group sessions. Guest speakers from the UD community will be invited.

Join us every Wednesday 12:20 - 1:10 pm in LTC Team Space 020 (on the Ground Floor of Roesch Library). The schedule of topics for the Fall Term 2016 includes:


September 07, 2016

How to start a successful semester at UD (resources and study tools available, eg. Student Success Network, Isidore, Library, OhioLINK and Refworks)

September 14, 2016

How to learn, communicate, and participate in class (eg. active listening, note-taking, and communication skills)

September 21, 2016

What does academic integrity mean to you

Midterm week

midterm week - no session

October 12, 2016

How to improve reading skills

October 19, 2016

What does academic integrity mean to you

October 26, 2016

How to improve writing skills 

November 02, 2016

How to improve reading skills

November 09, 2016

How to meet the challenges of academic terms (PHL103/HST103/REL 103)

November 16, 2016

What does academic integrity mean to you

November 30, 2016

How to succeed in an exam (eg. test skills, stress management, time management)