Help Them Overcome Current Barriers to Persist
Although all students have been impacted by COVID-19, the American College Health Association has singled out international students as one of the most vulnerable student populations. They have felt increased levels of fear, anxiety, financial repercussions, and immigration stresses these past several months. Additionally, their mental health and wellbeing have been taxed, as they have juggled all of this while operating largely in isolation from family and friends.
What can you do to mitigate some of the challenges and co-occurring traumatic events international students are experiencing to help them thrive and persist on your campus?
Our expert presenter addresses the challenges your international students are currently facing and the resources you can provide to help them succeed.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Understand the impact of the global pandemic and current social events — create campus structures and systems that advocate and support international student satisfaction, engagement and persistence.
- Identify and increase personal awareness of the emotional duress and isolation your international students may be experiencing — decrease potential negative impact to your students and learn how to best support, empathize and address their unique needs.
- Recognize the signs that one or more of your international students may be struggling emotionally, financially or culturally — ensure your faculty and staff are able to identify students at risk and provide necessary support, empowerment, and resources for them to succeed academically and socially on your campus.
- Raise awareness and develop critical resources, through qualitative and quantitative data, about the impact of COVID-19 on international students — utilize data to give your international students diverse coping resources that ensure their experiences mirror your institution’s mission and values.
- Develop programming that is sensitive to the needs of your diverse international students — engage students in a variety of ways, since face-to-face contact is limited, to ensure they feel connected and valued.
Anastasia Fynn currently serves as the Director of International Student & Scholar Services at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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