Academic Support

Our passion is international education.  We are former educators, school counselors, and business professionals who share a common interest in advancing the opportunities for U.S. study abroad for international students.

New Oasis provides support to its students by way of a fully-bilingual academic team, which serves as a group of academic advisors to work closely with each student to ensure academic success.

Meet the Academic Team

Yi Liu, Academic Manager

Yi Liu was born and raised in Shanghai, China, graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with Bachelor of Engineering. Her undergraduate study covers electronics, mechanical and biomedical engineering. Later on, she moved to Chicago, earned her master’s degree in Biomedical Imaging and Signals at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and started her career as an engineer.

Liu is a results-oriented professional with the highest integrity and is able to take complex situations and develop a clear strategy. She holds herself accountable for achieving outstanding results.

Liu wants to reach out to others and help them achieve their own success. She is always passionate to make a difference in the world and she truly believes that education is the most powerful tool to do that. Liu joined New Oasis in the summer of 2015 and is looking forward to helping international students to achieve their dreams.


Katherine Yang, Senior Academic Associate

Katherine Yang received her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from University of Virginia. She has been with New Oasis since 2013, and has extensive experience advising international students. Yang’s expertise is in TOEFL teaching and other standardized test preparation, where she has helped students with the college application process. Katherine prides herself on the attention she gives to students’ well-rounded development in academics, extracurricular activities and emphasizes work efficiency and time management. She encourages all the students to enjoy their adventure and share their experience with others. Currently most of her students study in schools in North Carolina.


Isabella Sun, Academic Associate

Isabella Sun joined the New Oasis as an academic associate who mainly serves students and schools in the Virginia area. She provides academic advising regarding course selection, extracurricular-activity participation, and standardized-test preparation.

Sun studied law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has long-standing experience with social science study, on which she is able to offer valuable insights for interested students. It also allows her to give detailed guidance for students who encounter difficulty in relevant subject study. As an adviser, Sun truly believes that open conversation and immediate communication are the core of helping international students build confidence and gain improvement. Her goal is to help students rediscover themselves through high school  study and the homestay program to find their real passion that will lead them to future success.


Hanyi Tan, Academic Associate

Hanyi Tan joined New Oasis International Education as an academic associate. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics and in English from Shanghai International Studies University. She later came to the United States and earned her master’s degree in English Language Learners at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. With previous experience in teaching English language learners, she cares much about supporting students from diverse backgrounds academically and socially. She is excited to work with New Oasis international students as an academic advisor.


Fanny Chen, Academic Associate

Fanny Chen joined New Oasis International Education in November, 2016. Before joining New Oasis, she worked in Columbia University on student career counseling and admissions. Fanny has a strong passion to guide international students to find out their strengths and interest, and more importantly, to prepare them for success. She has over three year student education consulting experience, focused on advising students’ academic, standardized test and extracurricular activity planning, and preparing students for applying high schools, colleges and universities in US, Canada, UK and Hong Kong.

Fanny was born and raised in Guangzhou, China. She received her bachelor degree in Journalism in Hong Kong and Master degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education in Teachers College, Columbia University. She loves traveling, playing with pets and jogging. Her goal is to finish her first half marathon.


Sai Liu , Academic Associate

Sai graduated from University of Pennsylvania in the summer of 2016, with a Master’s degree in Education. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Sai has a very diverse background. He was born in Nanjing, China and had his high school education in Singapore. He had lived in more than six different countries and can speak four different languages fluently (Mandarin, Japanese, English and French).

Before joining New Oasis, Sai had experience working in several education consulting companies both in Philadelphia and New Haven. He is really good at building trust with his students, using his knowledge of music, sports and even computer games to find common ground with them. He is also experienced in academic advising and ECA planning. Sai is excited to be a part of the academic advising team, and will try his best to help all his students to succeed.