Many institutions of higher education recognize leadership as a vital component of a well-rounded college education. For international students, leadership development can be a key component in helping them to be actively engaged on campus (e.g., thus increasing retention, building networks, etc.). It definitely has a snow ball effect—students who participate in leadership programs will be more motivated to seek out other ...more »
Understanding transfer credit from non-US based universities can be difficult. A webinar describing the resources available as well as basic tips would be very helpful.
In terms of functionality, I would like to be able to export my notes.
It would be very useful to have a compilation of successfully tested ideas for the effective integration of Chinese students into the campus community. It would help to have the ideas presented in terms of whether they had high staffing demand or low staffing demand, when in the semester they are best implemented and what ideas flow together to initiate and carry on the process of integration.
I think it would be great if the content of chapters in the NAFSA Advisor's Manual also contained the section numbers too. such as 3A(3.1-3.5).
The box in which the Contents section appears should be wider and larger.
Current students are involved in live chats with newly admitted students over the summer to answer basic questions about places to live close to campus, where to shop, how to get to campus from the airport, etc.
The International Student Association is utilized to answer questions from new students about how to get involved on-campus once they arrive. They talk about the ISA meetings, but also talk about individual country clubs as well as volunteer and leadership clubs on campus.
Use Blog / Weibo / Facebook / etc.
Get clubs, current students, professors, alumni, etc to create and post content. Use regularly (post a couple of times a week). Over time, you have developed a community where prospective students, current students and alumni can interact and learn about the culture of the university.
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 »
Our office works closely with our local performing arts center to ensure that at least one internationally focused performance (orchestra, dance troupe, choral group, etc,) happens during International Education Week.
To kick off IE Week, we host a Global Experiences Reception with food provided from around the world. Showcases by study abroad participants, international students and faculty allow faculty and staff to learn about what we offer at our school.