“Investing in International Students”

“[S]uccess for international students depends on a broad campus commitment. In Karin Fischer’s report from the NAFSA conference she quotes Lawrence Bell, executive director of international education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who asserts that successful enrollment and retention comes from a campus-wide network that extends beyond the international office to include faculty members, academic advisors, the bursar’s office, and other key people who interact with international students on campus.”

This article talks about what universities can do better while recruiting, and also about some of the amenities, like housing and food, that can take into account the different preferences of international students. It doesn’t say anything about what we as faculty can do to make them feel welcomed (if not exactly “at home”). Dear readers, what are your thoughts?

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About caesarc2019

Cheryl Caesar lived in Paris, Tuscany and Sligo for 25 years; she earned her doctorate in comparative literature at the Sorbonne and taught literature and phonetics. She now teaches writing at Michigan State University. She gives readings locally and has published poems in Writers Resist and The Mark Literary Review; and Poetry Leaves, The Trinity Review, The Mojave River Review and Total Eclipse (forthcoming).
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