Advanced credential evaluators know how to look at grading practices, completion rates, curriculum, institutions, and much other data to determine how a credential fits their policies. These tips would be very helpful for intermediate credential evaluators, too!
I would greatly appreciate an expanded section for Curricular Practical Training, including best practices, paid vs. unpaid experiences, documentation requirements and examples.
Have alumni who have gone home meet with prospective students. Some are willing for you to give out their contact information, but the best way we have found to connect them is to have a big dinner where you invite alumni and prospective students and have a fun evening. We try to have one of these each year in our major countries.
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 »
We host international coffees with IEP students and native English speakers, so that the students can practice their languages skills in a relaxed setting.
At DePaul University, we partner with academic and student service departments around the university to create internationally focused events during International Education Week, and then we market everything together. We kick the week off with an event that celebrates students' journeys and end the week with a raffle drawing. This allows us to reach out to students, faculty and staff and think about their work in an ...more »
These are 10-15 minute demonstrations to be performed in a public area on campus. Suggestions: how to wear a sari, mate making, tea swap activity, tea ceremonies, head wrapping, henna painting, intl. sport demos, writing names using foreign alphabets, belly dancing, capoeira, etc. We ask speakers to make demos/performances as interactive as possible, and to make sure to indicate that their performance is "in celebration ...more »
High School Counselors working with International Students who are studying in US High Schools face many challenges similar to those at the college level, but definitely not the same, especially since the students are minors. Mental Health, College Entrance Exams, the College Search and US News and World Reports, and Working with Agents are some of the main topic ideas. Some items within the college search include: the ...more »
For content, I would like to see content related to IEP students gathered in one place.
It would be helpful to have a printed version, as an option, in addition to the online version. I am appreciative of the online version, the speed of updates, and availability of features, however it is extremely helpful to be able to have a printed manual and review with students and scholars and/or to have available when computers or the internet are not options.
This section doesn't include information about the possibility of applying for a fee waiver.
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