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Jennifer Phillips, WESLI: Latin American students are full of warmth

Ahead of our upcoming agents fairs in Latin America this September, we thought to share some first-hand educator impressions about this market. As you know, successful recruitment of Latin American students has its own peculiarities and subtleties. Are you looking...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017

International Student Recruitment Strategies By Language: Spanish

It’s Wednesday again and we continue our journey into internationalisation strategies by language! After English and Chinese, our next stop on the way to international student recruitment success is Spanish. According to “Latino Recruitment” by Veronica Guzman...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

International Student Recruitment Strategies by Language: English

Each region and culture has a typical view on recruiting, and usually attracts specific types of international students. In previous posts we’ve discussed four different types of cultures according to the Richard D. Lewis classification. We’ve also discussed some...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

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

Common Mistakes In Cross-Cultural Management: How To Avoid Them?

We talk a lot about all the successful examples of cross-cultural management. Isn’t it time to talk a bit about some common mistakes, too? Defining the problem is the first step towards a solution. Let’s seek for solutions together in the comments! Mistake #1: Forcing...

7 Online Courses About Cross-Cultural Management And Diversity

Being an educator is like having a perfect playground for experiments. You can always try out new methods and approaches with your international students, and then share your findings with your colleagues. Still, cross-cultural management is one of those topics that...

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

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

Poland and Iran: What Can We Learn From Mixed Cultures?

Richard D. Lewis’ cultural typology model may be fascinating, but it is surely not exhaustive and universally applicable to each and every country in the world. There are many countries that actually do not fit straight into any of the 3 main types we’ve been...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

How To Address The Needs of Students From Reactive Cultures?

As we mentioned in our previous post, reactive cultures are generally governed by conformity and strict observation of traditions. There is strong focus on certain values such as integrity, diligence and the pursuit of perfection. The worst thing that can happen to any member of...
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

Reactive Cultures Explained: Japan and Vietnam

Between linear-active and multi-active cultures we see the reactive culture type. We consider it falling in the middle, displaying features that are characteristic of both linear- and multi-active worlds. Richard D. Lewis defines reactive cultures through a strong emphasis on...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016

Multi-Active Cultures Explained: Bolivia, Chile and Morocco

Multi-active countries represent a culture where relationships are more important than schedules. The usual course of action here would be adapting to situations as they come and paying close attention to the relationships you build on the way. People from...
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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