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Olympia Education Institute, OEI has been providing educational services for overseas students for many years in the area. Recently we caught up with some of their students at Oak Avenue Intermediate school in Temple City where several students from Beijing followed their contemporaries for the day offering an invaluable lesson for both the American and Chinese students
They issue I-20 form, F-1 visa to international students for English language program which is conducted at area schools each year where students will shadow a peer from a different country in an effort to better understand each other’s culture.
The program also connects with private high schools and public/private universities in and helps complete the application process for international students
OEI also offers Winter/Summer English Camps for elementary, middle, high schooleres as well as (SAT intensive classes)
Additional this unique organization provides customized seminars/training at Pasadena City College, California State University Los Angeles etc. for government officials, administrators, bankers, teachers, for example, TESOL, coal mining, cultural diversity on campus, how US government facilitates the local regions, economics in USA / risk management, official visit/culture exchange/USA education system, city planning/development, international talent leadership.
Jasmme Ma Jia Wei shadows Kayla Olivas at Oak Avenue Intermediate school recently as part of the cultural exchange program with the school district and Olympia Education Institute. The girls said they both gained valuable experience from spending the day with one another. -Photo by Terry Miller