I have started an event called the "Blackbook Affair." At the beginning of each fall semester, we have a big party and the domestic students are invited to meet the international students. The student with the most "friends"names in his/her little blackbook wins the main prize. This year it was a T.V ( we also had kindles and gift cards, music and food) The students loved it. great feedback!
August 2013: Delivering Intercultural Training on Your Campus to Students, Administrators, and Faculty
Intercultural training can create positive results on your campus by improving interpersonal communication and understanding. NAFSA is interested in hearing from you about best practices in how to facilitate intercultural training to students, administrators, and faculty on your campus.
ISSS staff train Residential Life staff before the start of fall semester each year. The training is devoted to looking at the incoming demographics of the incoming class and the logistics of their pre-arrival and orientation so that Res Life staff is aware. Current Resident Assistants who are international students lead the second half of the training and they facilitate small group discussions on intercultural communication ...more »
At Kent State University we use an intercultural simulation called ACIREMA to sensitize faculty, staff and students to the challenges faced by international students. A video of the simulation can be accessed at
International admissions professionals could assist the development & alumni relations office on campus in working with international alumni for recruitment opportunities. International recruiters travel overseas and visit secondary schools and college fairs. It would be beneficial for a university to be represented at international college fairs not only by admissions reps. but by local alumni. The details of what information ...more »
Kent State University offers the IDI to faculty and staff in academic and student affairs units to assess current levels of intercultural development and provide individual training plans.