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

Higher Education Trends: Globalized World Built On MOOCs?

Today we would like to take a step back and try to take a look at the bigger picture. We keep asking ourselves: what will be the future of higher education? What role will studying abroad play in it? Is the popularity of massive open online courses (commonly known as MOOCs)...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

International Student Recruitment Process Today Is Broken

Aren’t you tired of the same one-sided representation of studying abroad we’ve been seeing for so many years? International education is always described in such a polished way, perfectly visualized in all those brochures where diverse groups of happy young...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016

Innovative Extracurricular Activities – Game Changer In Student Retention?

Could you look your international students directly in the eyes and say that they there is nothing else you can offer for them as an extracurricular activity? Really? Wow. Please go to the comment section right now and tell us how to be more like you! For all the rest who...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016

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

Checklist For International Student Offices: Gender Equality

Attracting and retaining a diverse and vibrant international student body is an objective for every university that aspires to provide quality international education. Ensuring that students from different backgrounds feel appreciated, welcomed and engaged creates conditions for...
Posted On 06 Dec 2016

Telling The Future: Indicating Countries That Will Excel In Outbound Student Mobility

Predicting trends in international student mobility might seem slightly complicated but in fact it is far away from fortune-telling business. There are always clear indicators as to which country has a head start in the race and which one is likely to lag behind. Today we will...
Posted On 05 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