Session 04.14

Connecting to host cultures: Inclusion strategies to improve retention of international students

Post-pandemic, institutions hosting international students are challenged to do a better job of retaining them. Cultural adaptation and inclusion continue to be key considerations in this process. In this campfire session, international educators from the Netherlands and the US will lead a conversation about strategies to support the retention and success of international students. Audience members will share their experiences, facilitating cultural connections to promote academic success.


  • Student and staff mobility
    • Student exchange and study abroad
  • Teaching, learning and curriculum
    • Intercultural competencies and languages


  • John Wood, 
    University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA


  • John Wood, 
    University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
  • Wayne Johnson, 
    NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands