International Students at Community Colleges

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International Students at Community Colleges

  1. 1. International Students at Rural Community Colleges Judith M. L. Hansen, Ph. D. Independence Community College AACC 2001
  2. 2. World Citizenship for Landlocked Students <ul><li>Youth For Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Student Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>International Web Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Multicultural Perspectives for U.S. and International Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Continued Connections for American and International Students </li></ul>
  3. 3. Youth For Understanding <ul><li>Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Russia </li></ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul><ul><li>Western Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Asia </li></ul>
  4. 4. YFU <ul><li>Selection Process for Top Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heightens college academic rigor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides stimulus for faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Home Stays </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Understanding of World Citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with Campus Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to bring diversity to small community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network with citizen heritage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Acceptance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Business Perspectives </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Student Athletes <ul><li>Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Bosnia </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Somalia </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia </li></ul>
  6. 6. Athletes <ul><li>Historic Eastern European Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Host Families </li></ul><ul><li>Team and Host Families Provide Ready-made Family Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Community Acceptance with Family Attendance at Ball Games </li></ul><ul><li>Common Language Spoken on the Field and Court </li></ul>
  7. 7. World Wide Web Connections
  8. 8. Website Contacts <ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>Serious Energy from Self-Selecting Students </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Intensity with English Proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>English as a Second Language Program Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>www.indy.cc.ks.us </li></ul>
  9. 9. International Student Growth

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