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It's also important to consider the specific situation at each institution, says Ivor Emmanuel, director of the Berkeley International
Office at University of California-Berkeley (UC Berkeley). "Schools
should invest the time to engage in assessment, in order to better
understand the needs of international students within their particular environment. Berkeley has engaged in such efforts on an ongoing
basis, and we use that data to guide our work." For example, they
have developed informational resources for students in advance of
their arrival on campus, using a variety of social media tools.

Supporting Students'
Academic and Social Needs
UC Berkeley has developed a robust program for the social integration of students as soon as they arrive on campus, including
a popular peer mentoring program. "Ensuring that the unique
needs of students are being met is a key role campus staff can play
in support of international student success, and a close collaborative effort between academic departments and the international
student office allows for a more nuanced and personalized experience for students," Emmanuel says.
The school developed a wide range of services designed to
support both the personal and academic success of their international students and scholars. "One of our advisers has developed a program that focuses on academic success and provides
students with tips on how to navigate the academic environment
and the American classroom. Another is focusing on developing
resources for academic advisers, to improve the advising experience of students," says Emmanuel.
In response to recent dramatic increases in international
student enrollment, UCSD has also made a concerted effort to
gather data and convene task forces and work groups consisting
of administrators, faculty, staff, and international students, as well
as student organizations with large international student populations, to evaluate their needs and concerns.
"What we have learned in the process is that the perspective
of international students and the perspective of those who serve
them are not always the same," says Dorado. "For example, faculty
and staff identified English language needs and academic integrity
as an area of growing concern for our international students. But
the students prioritized availability of funding and on-campus
housing for graduate students." She adds, "Both undergraduate
and graduate students expressed concerns about being able to be
meaningfully engaged, to make American friends, and to obtain
gainful employment after completing their academic programs."
Dorado also emphasizes the importance of treating all student
interactions as meaningful engagement that can help or hurt their
experience on campus. "Taking the time to get to know students
by asking them how they are doing and how they are adjusting

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From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: China
Quick Questions
Feature: Global Citizenship 2.0: Supporting a New Breed of Stewards to Confront a Changing Reality
Feature: Lifelong Learning: Higher Education for a World of Speed and Scale
Feature: Internationalization Best Practices: Lessons Learned
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
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