Lina Davide-Ong, Director Lina Davide-Ong

Phone: (815) 753-9547

Lina Davide-Ong, director, provides leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of international training at NIU; oversees the design and implementation of training programs; develops and maintains collaborative linkages with academic units and faculty members to initiate and design international training courses; seeks out external grant opportunities for ITO and NIU; writes proposals to bid for project-related training from external funding organizations; assists in the programming efforts designed to foster the internationalization of NIU.

Leslie Shive Leslie Shive
Program Coordinator
Phone:  (815) 753-9546

Leslie Shive is the program coordinator in the International Training Office. She is responsible for arranging housing, meals, transportation, site visits and other logistical details for ITO programs. In addition, she has been the host family coordinator for the Philippine Youth Leadership Program, years 2-12, the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Programs 1-6, Indonesia Future Leaders Program, Chinese/American one day interactions, and homestays for ELS Language Center students. Leslie and her husband Brad have hosted over 40 international participants through these programs.

Graduate Assistants

Mia Huang, Graduate Assistant

Sreya Nooli, Gradaute Assistant

Yasong Yang, Graduate Assistant