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Serving International Students and Scholars on US Campuses: Big Issues/Best Practices is a Course

Serving International Students and Scholars on US Campuses: Big Issues/Best Practices

Jun 4 - Jun 6, 2020

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Full course description

Despite recent trends, the United States’ continues to be one of the most popular destination
countries globally for internationally students, faculty and researchers. Serving this growing and
diverse population has taken on new and complex dimensions under the current
administration, with implications for universities at all levels. This course will provide
participants with a grounding in the fundamentals of international student and scholar
services.  This will include an overview of practical matters governing effective support services
design and delivery such as immigration advising and cross-cultural programming.  Additionally,
the specific knowledge, attitudes, and skills required to work in this profession will be explored,
with a particular emphasis on intercultural competency.   Ideally suited for early practitioners
hoping to work directly with international students and scholars, this course may also be useful
for anyone looking for greater insight into inbound mobility trends and issues affecting US
higher education, and their practical implications.