CIEP Workshops

Using Intercultural Tools to Understand & Support Middle Eastern Students

Monday, July 27, 2015

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Maucker Union Ballrooms


The UNI Culture & Intensive English Program is proud to sponsor a professional development workshop titled, "Using Intercultural Tools to Understand and Support Middle Eastern Students" on Monday, July 27. The workshop will be led by Ms. Angela Kapely who presented a similar workshop at the 2015 Annual NAFSA Conference in Boston.  She will provide staff with the tools needed to successfully support and understand students from the Middle East.  

The workshop is free for all participants. Refreshments will be provided by the UNI International Students and Scholars Office.  Pre-registration is required.  Please follow the links below to register.  If you have questions, please contact



About the presenter, Angela Kapely.  Angie Kapely is a current Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in the Middle East, teaching at the University of Bahrain, Bahrain Teacher's College.  Previously she served as a Study Abroad Coordinator and Saudi Student Club Advisor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and as University Coordinator for the Abaad Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves Saudi students and recruitment within the United States. She specializes in conducting workshops for university administrators, TESOL educators, and Middle Eastern students that deal with understanding cultural foundations and how to leverage these to bridge cultural divides. These have been presented at national and regional conferences, including NAFSA national 2014, SACM graduation ceremony, the Abaad Foundation and the US Embassy Bahrain.  She has previously conducted research on how to improve services for Saudi Arabian students in intensive ESL programs and universities with the University of North Carolina Greensboro. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, tennis and trying to master Bahraini Arabic.  She also holds a Masters of Education degree in TESOL from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.