“There are real opportunities for American students to collaborate with international students in the classroom. Maybe they’ll start a company together? Maybe they’ll win a Nobel Prize together? There are great opportunities all around… [and] there are so many opportunities for us to introduce the international students’ culture to the university campus.”
– Kristen Cammarata, Director of Higher Education at BE Education
For professionals working with international student populations in higher education, the million dollar question is: How can we work with both domestic students and international students to facilitate a cohesive community around campus, especially when students first arrive to university in the United States?
We attempt to answer this question and more in CampusTap’s latest webinar, “Programming in Times of High Transition: Adjustment to U.S. University Culture for International Students.” This session covers specific programs targeted at international students to create a sense of belonging during orientation and transition to life in the U.S., as well as the role of mentoring to establish a sense of community around campus.
We were lucky to be joined by Kristen Cammarata for this webinar. A former Director of Education USA and Director of International Support and Programming at Northeastern University, Kristen brings over 20 years of professional experience in advising high school and college students from around the world. Previously, Kristen worked for the U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education to lead educational advising through the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Europe, and managed a professional development program for a global network of over 400 educational advisors worldwide.
Follow the link below to watch the webinar: