International Student Experience and Culture

Description:

This group is tasked with reviewing and providing input on addressing issues (arrival, roommate conflict, language barriers, processes and procedures, etc) directly related to the on-campus experience of international students.

Task Force Members:

Brian Stroup*, Jacqueline Chambers, Dawn Snyder, Thet Mar Win, Rachael Weber, Nikki Hinshaw 

Goals:

  • Accumulating a list of services all international students receive on campus
  • Develop structure of when training for professional staff on inter cultural communication should take place throughout the year for UHDS
  • Ensure international students staying on-campus have a positive experience
  • Support international student programming across campus

Projects- Past, Present, Future:

  • Support for Campus International Welcome Center
  • Taste of Southeast Asia: a journey through culture and cuisine (November 2008)
  • Taste of the Mediterranean: a journey through culture and cuisine (November 2009)
  • Taste of the Indian Ocean: a journey through culture and cuisine (November 2010)
  • International Student On-Campus Experience assessment and survey (current)

Contacts:

Meeting times:

    E-mail meeting convener for details

Time commitment / involvement opportunities:

    Minimal time commitment - monthly meetings last approximately an hour; opportunities for involvement range from full subgroup participation to assistance with an International Education Week event, etc.