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Understanding the International Student Experience at IU

Ended May 8, 2020

Full course description

This is a 3 hour class.  This workshop is geared towards those who want to know more of a general approach towards working with international students.  It is intended to provide opportunities for dialogue and questions, as well as providing opportunities for learning from each other. Scenarios and interactive components will be included for increased engagement in the material. This workshop would be appropriate for anyone who wishes to have a more in-depth understanding of the breadth of the international experience at this university or any other higher education setting.

This interactive workshop is designed to provide context and critical information about the experience of being an international student in the U.S., and particularly at IU, from recruitment to post-graduation employment. Topics to be covered will include, and not be limited to:

·         How and why students choose IU

·         Differences between the US education system and that of our three largest student populations

·         The visa application process

·         How students experience culture shock at IU, and why

·         Challenges international students face on the IU campus

·         “Culture Clumping”

·         International Students in the Classroom

·         Brief immigration introduction

·         Information about what students report about the IU experience

 Facilitator: Dominic (Dom) Potorti

Offered by IU Human Resources