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Fundamentals of Recruiting and Counseling International Students: Cultural Competency (International)

Thursday, September 27, 2018

08:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Salt Palace Convention Center

Day 1: Wednesday, 7 AM - 6 PM
Day 2: Thursday, 7 AM - 11:30 AM

Cultural competence—the awareness that different cultures and backgrounds affect how individuals think and behave—is fundamental to good counseling and recruiting in culturally diverse environments. This workshop will equip counseling and admission professionals with practical knowledge, skills, and tools related to cultural competency to enhance their effectiveness in working with international students and families, as well as colleagues around the world.

Participants will:

  • Work actively in a combined group of secondary, independent, and university colleagues through a series of activities exploring both theoretical and practical aspects of cultural competence.
  • Develop an awareness of differences in and sensitivities around university admission across cultures, and explore ways to advise and communicate with different populations.
  • Evaluate effective methods for both helping international students convey their unique stories—academic and personal—and contextualizing those stories in the admission review and selection process.
  • Practice cross-cultural skills as they pertain to recruiting in different countries, creating college lists, working with families, preparing application materials, reviewing credentials from diverse educational systems, and holistic review. 
  • Build a professional network across the desk and across cultures, examining and appreciating the many individuals and organizations who counsel students on researching and applying to universities in another country.

Audience:  This workshop is targeted at professionals newer to working with international students including:                   

  1. High school counselors and independent educational consultants who seek basic to intermediate skills in working with international students wishing to pursue undergraduate study in the United States.
  2. US college and university admission officials who seek basic to intermediate skills in working with international students at US high schools or abroad.

Register or learn how to add to your exisiting registration today!

Thank you to our International Pre-Conference Program sponsor:

WES