What can we do to meet international students' needs?

Tuesday, September 10, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, in 315 Dunbar Library.

Led by Jeanne Ballantine, Professor, Sociology and Anthropology.

International students come to our classes with varying English language skills, familiarity with the U.S. educational system, adaptation to the culture, and support systems. What should our goals be when working with international students? Should we treat them differently or make accommodations in class? What can we expect when we meet this during office hours? What do they need to be successful and what is fair accommodation? In this session we will look at enrollments of international students at WSU, their countries of origin, and cultural differences resulting in specific needs. We will discuss possible accommodations. A panel of international students from countries most represented at WSU will briefly present issues they face and answer questions from participants.