Working with International Students

Working with International Students
Training Workshop

Individual workshop dates:

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

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Limited to 25 participants at each session. Please register early!
Sponsored by International Programs & Services

This interactive training is designed to discuss issues and tools involved in working with international students at Mason. Here are some of the questions we will answer during the training:

  • What do we mean when we say “International Student”?
  • Who are the international students at Mason, and how do our demographics compare with national trends?
  • What exactly is culture, and how does culture, and our cultural assumptions, affect our work, both with students and with each other?
  • What do we mean when we say a particular culture is “high context” or “low context”?
  • What are the different stages of cultural adjustment, and how can we support students as they go through the adjustment process?
  • What are some tools that can make us more effective in communicating across cultures?

Many members of the UL staff have personal experience in crossing cultures and in working with people from a variety of cultures within the US and around the world. For others, these concepts may be new. But this is a chance to share stories and experience, and to learn from each other.