Cultural Activities Toolkit for Welcoming International Students

Being a successful international students officer means keeping an open mind and a welcoming attitude. You just have to embrace all the different cultures that come to campus together with students from around the world. An example of good practice is to engage international and...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017

Sharing The Good Practice: 10 Online Publications About Learning and Diversity

No books could account for all the possible scenarios there can be when we think of working with international students. As every student is unique, so are their needs specific. Therefore, working with international students requires, among many others,...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017

Poll: Recruiting International Students From The Big 4 – Is It Still A Thing?

China, India, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Seems like working with students from these giants in international student recruitment has become a daily task for every agent and university official, doesn’t it? Of course, recruiting from these countries has...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Which Online Services Will Improve Student Retention If Implemented On Campus?

Students today are digital natives and most of their daily lives are happening online. Therefore, in order to cater for their needs effectively, at least some university services have to move online, too. After all, it’s beneficial for the university as well: using resources...
Posted On 23 Jan 2017

Step By Step: Creative Writing for Getting Quality Feedback

In an ideal world, the feedback we get from our students is clear, concise and sincere. However, as we argued before, reality tends to show that on many occasions the feedback we collect from our international students does not reflect anything, including the real thoughts...
Posted On 20 Jan 2017

Using Student Recruitment Agents: 3 Pros and Cons

The debate on whether you should use international student recruitment agents is more pertinent than ever. In countries like the US, Canada or Australia where student recruitment is mostly handled by agencies, it seems that the scales are moving towards using recruitment agents....
Posted On 16 Jan 2017

Checklist For International Student Offices: Language Diversity

Internationalisation of your student mix can be achieved through various dimensions. You can seek to recruit people from different countries, regions or continents. Or, you can seek to be more inclusive for students from a specific ethnic background. What we tend to overlook,...
Posted On 11 Jan 2017

How To Ensure Your Community Is Welcoming To Change?

If you are reading this article, then you probably want to introduce a positive change into your international student mix. Maybe you want to increase internationalisation, or inspire greater openness to diversity, or even implement some new strategies for inclusion? No...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017

Agile and Lean Techniques for Improving International Student Retention?

For the past 10 years the startup scene has been crazy about using various Agile and Lean management methodologies – mostly Scrum and Kanban. The methods are different, but the goal is always the same: optimizing your team activities so everyone achieves the best...
Posted On 06 Jan 2017

Communication 101: Leadership Approaches To Cross-Cultural Management

In it’s essence, management is all about communication. Moreover, it’s about sharing a goal, seeing that your team understands the value of it and ensuring that you implement whatever plans you make in reality. So, if you want to make sure the international students...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017

Student Recruitment Agents And Where To Find Them

Finding a competent and professional agent for international student recruitment takes time. If you are ambitiously seeking to internationalize your student mix you might need more than 1 representative that works with different markets, countries or continents. However, a great...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017

Cross-cultural Management Through An Online Course On Campus

Should I create an online course as a tool for cross cultural management on campus? The simplest answer would be: of course, if i have all the resources. In a perfect world, we would all allocate the necessary time and funds to various tools for building diversity. In...
Posted On 23 Dec 2016