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Read about Harper College's Ebola awareness panel as a part of their International Education Week activities:
We hold a reception for all the graduating international students and invite the university mascot. The students would take pictures with the mascot and the ISSS office would make a photo album on our Facebook page so the students could view them later. We also created a Facebook location "check-in" so students could post the photos and tag their friends.
Our campus provides a graduation reception specifically for international students separate from other ceremonies. Students receive a special invitation to the reception that acknowledges their contribution to campus, explains how to sign up for alumni benefits, and asks them to stay in touch.
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.
We host international coffees with IEP students and native English speakers, so that the students can practice their languages skills in a relaxed setting.
Our teachers lead a scavenger hunt of the surrounding neighborhood so that new students can better understand their environment and practice their conversation skills with local merchants.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
We would like to suggest that the left side navigation be made wider. It is too small and everything is too condensed, which makes it harder to navigate.
For content, I would like to see content related to IEP students gathered in one place.