- Examines how student affairs professionals and their campus partners might welcome diverse populations of international students.
- Provides strategies for enhancing interactions between international and domestic students, as well as the greater campus community.
- Offers innovative, culturally competent approaches to working with international students.
- Shares ways to inclusively and effectively educate and support international students to succeed on campuses in the USA.
- Shares examples of innovative programs designed to increase cultural competence and be more inclusive of international students both inside and outside the classroom.
This is the 158th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
Editors’ Notes 5
Helen Park Jameson, J. Renay Loper
1. High Hopes: International Student Expectations for Studying in the United States 9
First-year international students come with a variety of hopes and dreams about their U.S. educational experience. This chapter describes common expectations and how U.S. institutions can assist international students to develop the agility and navigation skills necessary for success in what is for them, a new academic, social, and cultural system.
2. Empowering Learners: A Win-Win Solution for Students and Educators 23
Diana Davies, Suronda Gonzalez
The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum movement advocates leveraging international students’ language and cultural knowledge to support their academic goals and increase sharing of home culture experience while studying on U.S. campuses. Such approaches are vital for internationalization efforts.
3. International Student Employment: Navigating Immigration Regulations, Career Services, and Employer Considerations 37
Amanda McFadden, Lee Seedorff
This chapter introduces readers to trends and issues related to the benefits and challenges of international student regulatory issues, career development, and employment.
4. Welcoming a New Wave of Students from China: Rising Expectations and Challenges 49
Peggy Blumenthal, Sonny Lim
Chinese student enrollment at colleges and universities in the United States have expanded rapidly over the past decade. Thus this chapter provides an analysis of challenges and opportunities that students from China often face, explores creative responses among host campuses,and also contends campuses need to continually adapt to future shifts in student global mobility.
5. International Students at Community Colleges: Challenges and Opportunities for This Unique Segment of U.S Higher Education 61
More and more community colleges in the United States are pursuing recruitment and retention efforts of international students. This chapter provides practical advice and insights from an author whose college has been successful in this effort.
6. Building Campus Communities Inclusive of International Students: A Framework for Program Development 73
Helen Park Jameson, Sunday Goshit
This chapter introduces the Intercultural Program Development Framework (IPDF), which offers practical approaches for developing programs inclusive of international students. Two successful programs at the University of Iowa are used to demonstrate the application of the framework.