Overview

In this workshop, participants will gain a better understanding of the experiences of international students studying in the United States, particularly at Virginia Tech. Cultural adjustment and how cultural practices are understood in different contexts and geographies will be examined. The workshop will also provide insight on how to adopt appropriate skills for optimizing communication with the ultimate goal of creating comfortable spaces for interchange. International students will share their stories and participants will explore different strategies for enhancing relationships with international students.

Objectives

  • Understand the context of international students studying in the Unites States and at Virginia Tech.
  • Gain a better understanding of the experiences of international students at Virginia Tech.
  • Develop empathy skills.
  • Explore different strategies for enhancing relationships with international students.

Accommodations

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).

Instructors

David Clubb
Cranwell International Center 

Tricia Galvez
Cranwell International Center 

Xiaotian (Vivian) Li
Cranwell International Center 

Cost

Free, but space is limited.
All no-shows will be charged a $35 maintenance fee. Review the full cancellation policy.

Certificate Available

This course can be used to meet elective requirements for any Diversity Development Certificate.