International Student Experience and Culture


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 


  • 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)


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.