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International Student Program (ISP) Staff

We provide a personalized experience from application to graduation

Our highly qualified team of professionals provide support, instruction, and care that distinguishes CHCA’s International Program from other schools. At CHCA, you will receive specialized instruction in classroom excellence, leadership, writing, culture, and personal growth.  Whether in our dedicated international office, via email, or in a classroom, we are here to help you experience MORE at CHCA!

CHCA ISP offers a different level of service ...

Student integration

Meaningful relationships are the key that unlocks new opportunities. As an international student at CHCA, our Engagement Coordinator will help you find ways to grow and share your talents and interests, while you become part of the student community.

Tailored Academic Oversight

We recognize the necessary learning beyond textbooks required for students to be successful in a second language and culture. Through our Foundations class, academic coaching, teacher communication, and integration programs, we create an environment where every student can experience success.

Detailed Monitoring and Support

Navigating international study can be challenging, so we are here to help. We connect with families via email, phone calls, and video conferences through every step of the application process. Once you arrive in Cincinnati, the International Office is available in person or via a quick text to help you navigate daily life in your new home and school.

Our Highly Qualified Team:

Kim Vincent

Kim Vincent
Titles: Program Director
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: (513) 247-9944 ext. 267
Biography:
Kim serves as the International Student Program Director and has been guiding students through the CHCA International Student Program since 2011. She has spent her professional career deeply engaged in endeavors that enhance the academic opportunities and overall success of students. Kim’s experience teaching in the classroom, developing new programs, encouraging parents, recruiting students, and traveling to meet prospective students provides her with a unique view of the complexities of studying abroad. Kim's focus has always been on creating an environment where individual students can discover their strengths and passions. Connecting with students and families around the world allows for that commitment to continually expand, bringing the heart of CHCA's mission into the International Student Program and our broader school community.

Sharon Figgs

Sharon Figgs
Titles: Academic Coordinator
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: (513) 247-9944 ext. 223
Biography:
Sharon joined the International Program in 2018 and ensures the academic success of our international students. Sharon’s experience as a Student Support Specialist uniquely equips her to come alongside international students as they navigate a new school environment. She teaches the ?Foundations class that all new international students take, conferences with students, monitors grades, and communicates with teachers. Sharon has volunteered with International Friendships since 2004 where she helps international university students adjust to life in the U.S. In addition, her work with area non-profits and missions trips to India and Bangladesh allow her to appreciate the beauty and distinct nature of other cultures. Sharon strives to help students understand that a firm foundation involving all aspects of living in a second culture is critical. She sees the potential of each student and challenges them to reach for that stronger version of themselves.

Emily Rempe

Emily Rempe
Titles: Student Engagement Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
School: (513) 247-9944 ext. 322
Biography:
Emily joined the International Program in 2017 with a desire to foster relationships between international students and the CHCA community. She works to plan events for students to share their stories and learn from each other while forging lasting friendships. Emily has worked with high school students coordinating retreats, conducting leadership training, working for Young Life, and serving on the coordinating committee of the International Leadership Conference for high school students in Michigan. Emily has also worked as a coach and long-term mentor. Her own experience as an exchange student in Finland provides a keen understanding of the unique challenges that face international students and how to facilitate their transition to a new environment.

Beth Stranko

Beth Stranko
Titles: Program Assistant
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Phone Numbers:
School: (513) 247-9944 ext. 316
Biography:
Beth supports students and faculty in her mission to build relationships that cultivate student’s strengths as learners, individuals, and community members. She has extensive experience working with international students as a classroom teacher and more recently developed courses that prepare international students for successful outcomes in American schools. After living in Dubai for more than four years, she understands firsthand the challenges and opportunities for growth that international students encounter and brings that compassion and strength to CHCA's International Student Program. Beth is committed to the positive impacts of vibrant multicultural communities.?