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International Student Affairs

Coe College is home to students from around the world.

The Office of International Student Affairs, in partnership with offices across the College, strive to create intercultural spirit and understanding throughout campus. The office serves Coe in many ways: supporting degree seeking, exchange, and ESL students in immigration and academic matters; advising the International Club student organization; celebrating the College's globally-diverse people, cultures, and languages; and establishing a more globally-minded community at Coe.  

As an international student at Coe, you will be welcomed by over 80 international peers from countries such as China, Japan, Nepal, Vietnam, Germany and India. Expect to have a four-year experience filled with academic exploration, friendship and preparation for success.

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International students in Chicago

Meet the International Student Affairs Team

  

Anna Drexler

Anna Drexler

Director of International Student Affairs & ESL Program

  • B.A. Asian studies, Coe College
  • M.F.A. Creative writing, University of Oregon
  • TESOL certificate, The School for International Training

Email: adrexler@coe.edu

Anna serves as Coe's PDSO (Primary Designated SEVIS Officer) and a resource regarding taxes and health insurance. She leads the ESL program and supports international students success in all aspects of student life including academic studies, social integration, cross-cultural transition, finances, mental health and other areas. 

John Chaimov

John Chaimov

Associate Director of International Student Affairs 

  • B.A. University of California, San Diego
  • M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago

Email: jchaimov@coe.edu

John is one of Coe's DSO's (Designated SEVIS Officer), advises International Club and supports programming for and by Coe's international student community. He teaches German and serves as our Director of Off-Campus Study while supporting international student success in all aspects of student life including academic studies, social integration, cross-cultural transition, finances, mental health and other areas.

John is on sabbatical until May 2019.


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