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Forum on Helping Chinese International Students Succeed

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A National Thematic Forum — Far Beyond Recruitment: Understanding Chinese International Students and Helping Them Succeed — will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Charles B. Wang Center. Stony Brook’s Office of Global Affairs is hosting the forum in conjunction with the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) to discuss innovative ideas and best practices for helping Chinese international students succeed in US higher education.

Stony Brook’s International Student Organization (ISO) supports international students and helps them experience American culture and get involved on campus.
Stony Brook’s International Student Organization (ISO) supports international students and helps them experience American culture and get involved on campus.

This forum is intended for Senior International Officers (SIOs), Deans, and Student Affairs leaders. During the past decade, the number of Chinese international students has exceeded 50% of all international students in the US. Along with increasing numbers, issues and concerns have been raised about these students’ academic integrity, English skills, and acculturation.

This forum will give in-depth treatment from both emic and etic views. The forum intends to bring faculty and administrators (e.g. admissions, enrollment, advising, ESL programs, student affairs and career services) together with SIOs to address the issue by highlighting best practices and showcasing cutting-edge research on language and communication on global campuses.

Participants will

  • learn common characteristics among Chinese heritage and international students
  • hear the latest research on language and communication on global campuses
  • take away innovative ideas and interventions to help Chinese international student populations succeed
  • replicate interventions and best practices for other sub-groups of international students
  • engage in formal and informal break-out sessions with participants and leaders

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Registration is free for Stony Brook University employees and $50 for others.

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Advanced registration is required. Contact Michelle Schenke at (631) 632-7656 or michelle.schenke@stonybrook.edu for more details.

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