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CAMPUS PROFILE

| Juniata College | Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Provost James Lasko

Computer Science Professor Gerald Kruse exchanged class and home with a German colleague.

told Stiffler. “Our government and our school never talk about this…. I want to learn something about America. I want to teach people what is liberty, what is freedom, what we can do in this special time.” Kati Csoman, assistant dean of international education, said that in addition to the regular orientation, all new international students can join the U.S. freshman in “Inbound” retreats built around such activities as backpacking, hiking, cooking, the arts and exploring spirituality, pop culture, and other topics. The students choose from more than 30 tracks. Two peer leaders assisted by faculty or staff shepherd the new students in groups of 10 through the three-day experience. “The idea is to bring together students across their interests, but then also help them make friendships and learn about the college,” said Csoman. IE
CHRISTOPHER CONNELL is a veteran Washington, D.C. education writer and author of NAFSA’s annual Internationalizing the Campus reports. Dean Jenifer Cushman and Kati Csoman outside Oller Center, home to international programs and peace studies.

Lessons Learned
IS IT WORKING? Juniata
has formed an intercultural learning assessment committee and begun using a Web-based survey developed by the Great Lakes College Association to measure the learning outcomes from education abroad. Students are surveyed before departure and upon their return. “Assessment is the next big area for us,” said Dean Jenifer Cushman.

THINK COLLABORATIVELY.
Juniata was able to quickly launch a successful semester abroad program in The Gambia by collaborating with five colleges in its region. “You don’t have to do this entirely on your own,” said Provost James Lasko. “Having a good program in Africa is really important to us, and this is a relatively inexpensive way to do it. You only have to give up a semester of a faculty member’s time once every six years.” Juniata also finds it advantageous to encourage students to go on exchanges rather than third-party programs.

STUDY ABROAD SITE VISITS. Each spring Juniata
sends up to a dozen faculty and staff overseas to visit study abroad sites and partner universities. “Since advising is such a core part of the institution, these trips help faculty members better advise students headed to these sites,” said Cushman. The visits have the added advantage of helping the faculty understand the courses and curriculum at exchange students’ home universities.

NOT A FINANCIAL BOON. Private colleges
seeking to boost international enrollments for financial reasons may be in for a surprise. “We spend the same amount on an international student as we spend on a U.S. student,” said President Thomas Kepple. “The Chinese and others have figured out there’s financial aid.” There’s also the expense of running the international office and offering ESL and other services. “It’s a complicated business. It’s not a windfall,” Kepple said.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2012

International Educator - November/December 2012
Table of Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Voices
Transforming Lives
Local Connections
Juniata College Faculty Discovered the World and Students Followed
Partnering
Forum
In Focus
Health and Insurance Supplement
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