Mary Beth Polk
International Programs Coordinator, IAC Advisor
Mary Beth earned her Bachelor’s degree from OU in International and Area Studies, focusing on Asian Studies. She was an exchange student in Beijing and upon graduation moved to Chongqing, China to teach English to university students. She loved it so much she stayed for four years! Her main instructional focus was intercultural communication, and she is passionate about teaching others how to communicate well with people from different cultures. She enjoys trying new foods, eating ice cream, and any opportunity to travel with her husband. As both an exchange student and expat, she understands what it’s like to live and study in a foreign country, and she enjoys helping students navigate life at OU.