About

Wanted: ESL Students is a blog by Nadia Redman and Amanda Stevens, international recruitment and admissions professionals for the Intensive English Program at a top-ranked American university.

On this site, we share our ideas about international student recruitment, particularly as it pertains to ESL students. This includes discussions of:

  • our travels;
  • our successes and failures (i.e., what worked? what didn’t?);
  • our interactions with international students;
  • articles or other news items that affect this field.

We are so fortunate to work in such a special field, where we can help students to open their minds and hearts to other cultures through their study of the English language. This is why we are so excited to share our thoughts and experiences on this blog, and we invite and encourage you, our peers in the field, to do the same!

Please note that views presented on this site are our own and do not reflect the views of our employer.


Nadia Redman

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Nadia Redman, MBA

Nadia is the creator of Wanted: ESL StudentsShe has been the Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment at the University of Delaware English Language Institute since February 2008. Like many professionals in international education, she stumbled into this work; however, she quickly found that she is well-suited for this it and enjoys it immensely.

Nadia has an MBA in International Management from Université Laval in Quebec, Canada. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business with minors in Marketing, French, and Spanish from the University of South Florida.

For more information about Nadia, please visit www.nadiaredman.com.


Amanda Stevens

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Amanda Stevens, MA

Amanda is the International Recruiter at the University of Delaware English Language Institute, specializing in Latin American student recruitment. Her current assignment has her posted in Salvador, Brazil. She has spent most of her life living, working, and studying with international students. Amanda has studied abroad herself in locations like Italy and Brazil, and is an avid learner of foreign languages.

Amanda has a Master’s of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA-TESL) and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a minor in Latin American Studies, both from the University of Delaware.