The Data is False: Your Students Are Not Telling The Whole Truth (And it’s not their fault!)

Take a look at the feedback you receive from your international students. The data looks nice doesn’t it? All those ⅘ stars and positive reviews, with less than 10%of people falling behind the curve and reporting a below-average experience. Well, these are mostly lies. Why?...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Student Retention Problems: How To Solve Them With Online Tools?

Even the most complicated problems can be solved with simple tools. Before you begin, however, you need to figure out what are problems your institution needs to address. International student retention problems? Here are the most common ones: Sense of no belonging...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016

Mid-Semester Feedback Sessions? Yes, Please!

Reflection and feedback are reserved for the end of the semester, right? No. In order to get genuine, high quality feedback, you need to divide your school year into time frames that are smaller than the regular 4 or 9 months. Ideally, you should enable your international...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016

Warning: Your International Students Are Having a Negative Experience!

Dropping grades, poor attendance – this is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s only a symptom of a negative experience while studying abroad, but not the cause. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has dedicated many years of his work to the research on happiness and his key...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016

Achieving Diversity Part 1: The Needs of International Students

A month, a semester, a year or a few – no matter how much time international students spend on campus, not every minute there will consist of inspiring and challenging learning opportunities. And while the majority of any stay will be indeed spent reading, discussing,...
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