The International Programs Team in the College of LAS hosts a podcast, Our Global Campus: Engage the World Through Illinois. This podcast features the international and intercultural experiences of students and professionals who dare to explore life on the other side of their cultural assumptions.
In episode two of season two, Assel Aryn, the Vice-Rector of Almaty Management University (AlmaU) in Kazakhstan, describes what it’s like to push pause on her career and embark on a study abroad experience later in life. At the time of our conversation, Assel had been studying at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign since February 2021 as part of the Bolashak International Scholarship program in partnership Global Education and Training. From learning how to manage a team remotely, to developing strategies and best practices that will enhance online instruction at AlmaU, Assel tells it all…here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6yBTt7NtjsVlHdH55C75bD?si=u2lzvpenQEKslEdCVD5dxA.
You can also ready GET's story with Assel and her colleague and program partner, Kuanysh, who serves as the Dean of the School of Engineering Management at AlmaU.