Friday, December 19, 2014

UIS Intensive English Program Graduation

In September WICS brought you the story of the Intensive English Program at the University of Illinois Springfield that's attracting students from all over the world.

The program's goal is to teach foreign students English, and then have them get degrees at UIS. 

Thursday, the students featured in our story graduated from the program and are ready to take classes at UIS.

The celebration afterwards was a mix of culture and honors.

"I will go to try some traditional classes and make some new friends and of course go back and see my old friends," Yawen Li, graduate, UIS Intensive English Program.

UIS administrators say the number of students attending the program has doubled over the years and they hope, it continues to grow.

This story appeared on WICS Newschannel 20 on Thursday, December 18, 2014.

Read the story online.