Session 05.04

Making international students feel at home: Challenges and priorities

  • Thursday 28 Sept
  • Port 1A, Level 2, Rotterdam Ahoy
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Related Expert Communities Guidance and Counselling

How can universities be welcoming to international students not just during the arrival period but throughout their stay? What are the key challenges and priorities involved? In this session, Utrecht University and the University of Toronto will briefly present their projects on welcoming internationals and will then facilitate a discussion about the importance of a warm welcome and what we can learn from one another.


  • Student and alumni services
    • Student mental health support


  • Olesya Bath, 
    Utrecht University, Netherlands


  • Olesya Bath, 
    Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Nadia Rosemond, 
    University of Toronto, Canada