Advising international students: building intercultural competence (FULL)

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  • Topics
    • Student experience

What you’ll learn

Achieving diversity on campus is only the beginning. We must also ensure that advising for international students is responsive to their needs, culturally appropriate and – most crucially – effective in supporting their success. This course will help you improve and diversify your advising competences through discussions, simulations and reflections on culture, perception and value differences – and how they intersect with the unique challenges faced by foreign students. We’ll also address ways to enhance institutional development with regard to serving a diverse student body.

  • Increase your understanding of study abroad transitions
  • Gain confidence in communicating with international students about their experience
  • Improve service provision for international students on your campus

How to get the most out of this course

This course is designed especially for mentors, tutors and advisers of international students who have at least one to three years’ experience, though academic staff and other education professionals who are in regular contact with international students would also gain a great deal from participating.