ESU International Summer Program

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The James F. Dorine D. Harter Office of International Education offers an International Summer Program featuring combined English language instruction as well as the introduction to American culture. Basic program components include:

Application process for International Summer Program is different from the regular students.
Please call (620) 341-5374 or email for more information.

Program Assistant Job Description HERE

Program Assistants

Chie Zenno

Hello everyone! My name is Chie. I have been in Emporia for about 3 years and I just graduated with a degree in Psychology this May. I will become a graduate student majoring in Clinical Psychology in the fall. 

I work at the Office of International Education as International Summer Program Operation. I will be organizing the program and helping you have a good time here with the Program Assistants. 

I am very excited to see you all. Have a safe trip!

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Lorraine Chihora

Hello! My name is Lorraine Chihora, born and raised in Zimbabwe. I graduated from Cottey College with an International Business degree and I will be attending Emporia State University, starting this Fall, for my Masters in Accountancy degree. 

I will be one of the Program Assistants and I am really looking forward to meeting everyone. SEE YOU SOON :) 


Yuki Oyama

Hi! My name is Yuki. I have been in West Virginia Wesleyan College since August of 2014 and I am graduating with a bachelors degree in Business this December. 

My biggest hobby is backpacking. I did the biggest backpacking in my life last summer. I traveled across the U.S. for two and a half months by myself by camping, hitchhiking, and taking cheap buses. I saw a variety of aspects of the U.S. and learned many things through this experience. Now, I am traveling in Mexico and probably am going to Guatemala next until this summer program starts.

I cannot wait to see all of you and I am so excited to grow up all together through this program!