Improving International Student Retention through Acculturation Courses

Venue: Online Webcast

Location: Online Webcast, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 27, 2012
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Join us online to learn how you can improve international student retention by offering first-year courses that focus on university culture in the US and foster connections to the campus community. This webcast will address how to develop, staff, and assess a first-year acculturation course, as well as how to encourage international students to attend.

Whether your institution is large or small, public or private, following this webcast, you will better be able to:

Develop student learning outcomes, curriculum, and lessons for your first-year acculturation course
Recruit and train instructors
Get international students to attend your course
Evaluate the success of your first-year acculturation course


This program is appropriate for all administrators, professional staff, and faculty who are involved in providing student support to international students. Directors, assistant directors, and associate directors of international student services are encouraged to attend, as are international student advisors and international student services coordinators. After attending this program, you will have the information to better support international students by developing or improving an acculturation course.