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unexpected and even repellent (p. 20)."
Has it ever been different in a U.S.
classroom? NAFSA has addressed this
and related issues since its founding in
1948. In 1981 the association published
a volume titled Learning Across Cultures
(2), which included an essay by the late
Josef Mestenhauser on "Foreign Students
as Teachers: Lessons From the Program in
Learning With Foreign Students (a project
begun at the University of Minnesota in
1975)."1 Useful campus practices may also
be found in the article, "Helping Faculty
Teach International Students," by Marian
Kisch, in the November/December 2014
issue of this magazine (pp. 44-47).
The rising number and increasing
diversity of our international student population, coupled with their placement on a

very broad canvas of our higher education
landscape, combine to challenge advisers and administrators. The authors rightly
point to the complex web of "transnational
social fields (p. 60)," which complicate the
lives of international students. Students are
both in the United States and at the same
time instantly connected to their deep
social and family ties at home. They are in
two cultural worlds at the same time.
In their concluding chapter, the
authors acknowledge the complex and
competing demands on campuses for
fiscal and human resources, and note
that "mid-level" international educators
responsible for managing the lives of international students are often far removed
from the power of decisionmaking on
their campuses. Based on their campus

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case examples, they offer these three
recommendations (p. 105):
n connect international initiatives with the
institution's existing strategic priorities;
n focus on continuous, data-driven
approaches to decisionmaking; and
n forge flexible coalitions with key
campus stakeholders.
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Endnotes
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Josef Mestenhauser, "Foreign Students as Teachers:
Lessons From the Program in Learning With Foreign
Students," in Learning Across Cultures: Intercultural
Communication and International Educational
Exchange, pp. 143-149, Gary Althen, Ed., NAFSA,
Washington, D.C.

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