International Student Arrival and Orientation Institute

Venue: Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk

Location: Tampa, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 28, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 30, 2012
Early Registration Date: Nov 09, 2012
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Retaining and supporting international students is an increasing priority for institutional administrators across North America. With the number of foreign students studying in the US up nearly 6 percent last year — contributing $20 billion to the US economy — and Canadian institutions also seeing gains, creating a seamless arrival-and-welcome process that ensures the success and retention of these students is a key area of focus for many institutions.

Join us in Tampa to learn best practices in pre-arrival communications with international students, ideas for revamping orientation processes to best suit international student needs, and considerations for ongoing support of this special student population. You will return to your campus with an action plan for revamping your institution’s arrival and orientation processes.


This program is appropriate for all administrators who are directly involved in international student orientation. The audience for this topic includes directors, assistant directors, and associate directors of international student services, as well as international student services coordinators and international student advisors. Additionally, directors, assistant directors, and coordinators of undergraduate and graduate orientation who are responsible for campus-wide orientation procedures will benefit from this material. This content is specifically tailored for institutions that are experiencing burgeoning international student populations and are looking to improve their arrival and orientation processes.

“Train the Trainer”: Intercultural Competence

This pre-conference workshop is appropriate both for newcomers to international student orientation and those practitioners who are responsible for training a larger staff on the needs of international students. The workshop will address methods and techniques to train your staff as well as how best to interact and work with various international student populations. You will leave the session with a plan for conducting intercultural competence training at your institution.


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