LAS 100: College Success for International Students

A group of international students on the steps of Foellinger AuditoriumLAS 100: Success in LAS for International Students will help you succeed at Illinois. This course supports international students as they transition to a new culture and education system. 

In LAS 100, you will:

  • Examine your expectations for college life in the U.S.
  • Explore the purposes and values of the higher education experience from US perspectives
  • Investigate critical concepts regarding your academic program
  • Plan for your 4 years of personal and academic/professional development

LAS 100 is designed for incoming international students and serves as a complement to LAS 101/102/122 (for all LAS incoming students). Therefore, students new (or relatively new) to the U.S. higher education system should enroll in both LAS 100 and LAS 101/102/122. 

2 credit hours. Meets weekly the first eight weeks of the semester. Restricted to new LAS international students.

LAS 100 Teaching Assistant

HyeJin Tina Yeo
HyeJin Tina Yeo HyeJin Tina Yeo is a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. Before her studies in the United States, she served in both secondary and postsecondary settings in her native country of Korea as a teacher and a faculty/director; she has continued her professional teaching and administrative practice in the United States thus reaching a culmination of over 13 years of experience in the field of international education. Her doctoral research interests are motivated by the exploration of intersectional identities for international students; specifically how diversity, equity, racial formation, racial identities of international students contribute to identity formation at Predominantly White Institutions. She also has an interest in racial microaggressions, cultural/racial resiliency, and culturally responsive and inclusive teaching and learning. She plans to complete her Ph.D. specialized in Sociology of Higher Education, teach at the university level, and contribute to improving education quality for all students.

LAS 100 interns

Kevin Zhang
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Yiting Wang
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Jasmine Liao
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Rizhao "Roger" Qiu
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