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K-State Today

February 2, 2012

NACADA Webinar: Advising International Students from China

Submitted by Michael Lynch

The first NACADA webinar for the spring semester is “Advising International Students from China” and will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Room 213 at the K-State Student Union.

What should academic advisers know about the educational systems and educational assumptions of the international students they advise? How can advisers communicate successfully with students transitioning between cultures? How can advisers make materials user friendly to international students? Drawing on their experiences as international students and as advisers working with international students from China, our panelists will suggest strategies to assist advisors as they interact with students making language and cultural transitions.

The panelists will be Yung-Hwa Anna Chow, General Studies and Advising Center and NACADA Emerging Leader, Washington State University; Maren Larson, senior undergraduate studies adviser and NACADA Research Committee member, Pennsylvania State University; Wei-Chien Lee, student success coordinator, San Jose State University Counseling Services and NACADA Professional Development Committee member; and the moderator will be Terry Musser, advising coordinator and past chair, NACADA Webcast Advisory Board, Pennsylvania State University.