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Free Webinar Feb. 16: Integrating International Students into U.S Communities

On Tuesday, Global Ties Akron and the University of Akron Student Fulbright Association are featured on a national webinar hosted by the American Council on Education and Global Ties US.

Language learning is a key aspect of the international student community, whether that’s in a particular intensive English program with the purpose of preparing for further studies or in regular classes as cultural and linguistic challenges arise frequently. Successfully integrating international students requires a certain level of peacebuilding and intercultural community-building skill! See Amercian Council on Education’s web resources for some background to their work and check out the details of the webinar below:

Integrating International Students into U.S. Communities
Tuesday, February 16
2:00 pm Eastern

There are nearly 1 million international students in the United States, contributing over $30 billion to the U.S. economy each year. Yet how do we help these students feel welcome both on our campuses and in our communities? International students report that by the time they graduate, they haven’t developed a network in the U.S. as deep or as broad as they hoped. Further, international students provide terrific benefits to higher education students and community members as a source of intercultural knowledge sharing and international exposure. In this webinar, featuring speakers from the American Council on Education’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement and Global Ties U.S., we’ll explore these challenges and hear from some innovative campus-community partnerships that better weave international students into the fabric of U.S. Click here to register.

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About clwoelk

Cheryl Woelk is coordinator of Language for Peace and specializes in language and peace education in multicultural contexts. She holds an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA. Cheryl currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her spouse and son.

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Cheryl Woelk is coordinator of Language for Peace and specializes in language and peace education in multicultural contexts. She holds an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA. Cheryl currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her spouse and son.

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