English Language Support for Multilingual Learners
ESL 500: Academic English for Multilingual Learners is offered every fall semester; ESL 501 is offered as small group conversation sessions every spring semester. Topics include academic writing, good scholarship, presentation skills, group work, professional communication skills, and informal English along with linguistic and cultural transitions. This course must be taken by all first-year English language learners and is a graduation requirement for students coming from countries where English is not a primary language. Those who have attended college in the US or another country where English is a primary language are exempt from the program with the permission of the course instructor.
Conversation Practice Sessions
Conversation practice sessions are designed for multilingual students who can benefit from additional practice speaking English in an informal environment. Activities include discussion, debate, storytelling, sharing sessions, interview practice, language games, drama and role-playing. Each session is limited to ten students to ensure that everyone is able to fully participate.
Global Peer Network (GPN)
The RSPH Global Peer Network is a program that partners international students and domestic students who would like to befriend someone with a different cultural background. In addition to meeting on an individual basis, GPN participants are invited to social events throughout the academic year.
International Student Affairs Communications & Resources
The RSPH Office of Student Services regularly sends newsletters and announcements with academic, social and career information of interest to international students. We also provide referrals to on- and off-campus resources for international students.
Rollins International Student Association (RISA)
The Rollins International Student Association seeks to build community and support for international students at RSPH. This diverse group of student leaders plans events throughout the year in collaboration with the RSPH Student Services team, Rollins Student Government Association and other campus partners.
RSPH International Students on Facebook
Join to participate in regular discussions and announcements for RSPH international students on Facebook