International Educator - November/December 2016 - 29

CAMPUS PROFILE 

| The College of William & Mary  | Williamsburg, Virginia

CHARLOTTE WEST

STEPHEN SALPUKAS/WILLIAM & MARY

The Sadler Center Terrace is popular with students.

year in education abroad
scholarships. Students can
choose from among W&M's
45 faculty-led programs, 17
semester-long exchange programs, or options through
third-party providers.
One of the newest faculty-led programs is an
April Yuezhong Zheng, a senior
interdisciplinary course, afhistory major from China
fectionately dubbed "Rock
Music Oman," developed by geologist Chuck Bailey and ethnomusicologist Anne Rasmussen. Students spent two weeks in January
2016 exploring the natural landscape and geological formations of
the Omani desert and coastal regions and the vibrant arts scene in
the capital of Muscat.
William & Mary also strives to create programs, many with a
research component, that make study abroad available to all majors.
Senior Alpha Mansaray, a double major in public health and kinesiology, participated in a summer program in Antigua.
"For science majors, it's hard to fit study abroad into your
curriculum. When I heard about this program, I got so excited
because I didn't think I could study abroad. As part of the trip, we
also visited hospitals and learned about a different medical system,"
Mansaray says.

Comprehensive Services for International
Students, Scholars, and Their Families
In addition to sending 800 undergraduates abroad each year, William
& Mary also hosts nearly the same number of international students
and scholars. Stephen Sechrist is the resident expert on immigration
regulation as the director of the International Students, Scholars, and
Programs Office (ISSP). According to Sechrist, ISSP operates in three
core areas: immigration and visa services; programming, advocacy,
and outreach; and English language programs.
Sechrist and his staff try to build relationships with students and
their families before they even set foot on campus. Recently, they
have partnered with the Dean of Students Office to offer admitted
students days abroad, starting in Beijing and expanding to Seoul,
Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo. "For a lot of our international
students abroad, it's just not feasible to fly over for a one-day event,"
Sechrist says.
W&M will be launching its first intensive English program this
summer. Students will start online in their home countries and then
do a residential week at W&M prior to the regular international
student orientation.
Staff also find other ways to help new international students
connect to the W&M community before they arrive on campus.
Through the virtual conversation partner program, which was designed by W&M School of Education alumna Jingzhu Zhang to help
international students feel connected to campus and practice their
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2016

From the Editor
In Brief
Voices
Act Globally
Tradition and History
Health and Insurance
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
In Focus
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Cover1
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Cover2
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 1
International Educator - November/December 2016 - From the Editor
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 3
International Educator - November/December 2016 - In Brief
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 5
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 6
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 7
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 8
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 9
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 10
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 11
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Voices
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 13
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 14
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 15
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Act Globally
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Tradition and History
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Health and Insurance
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - View From Out Here
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 55
International Educator - November/December 2016 - In Focus
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