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Ettore Vitali, a physics postdoc from Italy, and his wife, Gabriella Lettini

English, April Yuezhong Zheng, a senior history major from China,
was paired with a U.S. student. "I started talking with my partner
Connor over Skype. We started in late May and then we basically
did it at least two to three times a month until I arrived. He even
picked me up at the airport," she says.
In addition to serving international students, ISSP also tries to
provide support to the families of its approximately 100 international
scholars.
Ettore Vitali is a postdoc from Italy who studies theoretical environmental physics. His wife, Gabriella Lettini, accompanied him
to Williamsburg. She has been able to take English classes as well as
find ways to get involved in the community through volunteering
at a local animal shelter. "It is very helpful for me to improve my
English and also to meet other people," she says.
"We have a very thriving international family network to support the families of our international students, scholars, and faculty,"
Sechrist adds.
At the graduate level, the law and business schools have more
active recruitment strategies for their LLM and MBA programs.
Amanda Barth, director of MBA admissions for the Mason School
of Business, says that approximately 40 percent of the 110 students
in each MBA cohort are international.

English Professor Colleen Kennedy (center) oversees W&M's joint
degree program with University of St. Andrew's in Scotland. History
major Jui Kothare (left) and economics major Cooper Nelson (right)
serve as peer mentors for new students in the program.

Director Lei Ma and her team at the William & Mary Confucius Institute

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Since 2011 William & Mary has offered a unique joint degree program with the University of St Andrews in Scotland that grew out
of a 25-year study abroad and exchange relationship. The program
currently has four tracks: economics, English, history, and international relations; new tracks in classics and film studies have also
just been approved.
According to Associate Professor and Program Director Colleen
Kennedy, the program recruits approximately five students in each
major at each school, for a total of 40 students per cohort, the first
of which graduated in 2015. In total, students complete two years
at each institution.
History major Jui Kothare says one of the reasons she chose
the program was the history of the two institutions. She began her
freshman year at St Andrews before moving to W&M her sophomore year. "The second year is really tough just because you have
to be a freshman again and make the same connections all over
again," she explains.
To help students make the transition, Kennedy created a peer
advising program. "Our job is basically to help the first and second
years come over here, and integrate into the community," says economics major Cooper Nelson.
Nelson says the program's uniqueness helped him secure a position at a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., after he graduates:
"The program provides such a great talking point. It's provided an

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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
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - 10
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 11
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Voices
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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
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - In Focus
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