Building an Inclusive Community for International Students

Rachawan Wongtrirat, Ravi Ammigan, Adriana Pérez-Encinas

Abstract


Many institutions of higher education have worked toward increasing international student enrollment with an ultimate goal of enhancing global perspectives and enriching the collegiate environment for the entire campus community. However, these increasing numbers often come without adequate consideration for how to serve and provide services that support an inclusive community for students. This article emphasizes the importance of international student support services and a positive international student co-curricular experience as essential for the successful creation of an inclusive institutional community.


Keywords


International students; support services; co-curricular experience; extra-curricular activities

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2015.83.9083

 

 

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