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ISSS Brown Bag Workshop Series - advising international students


The International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS), in the UK international Center, is offering three Brown Bag Lunch Workshops to help UK’s academic advisors understand the process of working with international undergraduate students.

“We want to to reach out to academic advisors as they assist an ever increasing number of undergraduate international students at UK,” says Elizabeth Leibach, director of the International Student and Scholar Services. “It will take a campus-wide effort to achieve international student success and we want to provide the knowledge and resources that will equip academic advisors in meeting the unique needs of international students”

The first workshop, "Who are our International Students?" will provide an overview of UK’s international undergraduate student population. Participants will discuss the different types of international students (e.g. exchange students, transfers, sponsored students, ESL). 

Meeting with international students can be easy and fun, but some cultural differences seem to defy logic. The second workshop, "Cross-Cultural Understanding,” will help advisors better understand the actions of others in cross-cultural communication. 

The third workshop, "Resources for International Student Success," will help participants understand how international students experience academic requirements, classroom interaction, study habits, testing procedures, and relationships with advisors and faculty.

Who are our International Students?
Elizabeth Leibach, director of International Student and Scholar Services
Tuesday, February 19
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
207 Bradley Hall

Cross-Cultural Understanding and Communication
Karen Slaymaker, assistant director of International Student and Scholar Services
Thursday, March 21
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
207 Bradley Hall

Resources for International Student Success
Karen Slaymaker, assistant director of International Student and Scholar Services
Elizabeth Leibach, director of International Student and Scholar Services
Tuesday, April 16
11:30 – 1 p.m.
207 Bradley Hall

 All of the workshops are free and open to the public.

ISSS provides leadership and expertise in the advising and immigration needs of more than 1,600 international students, 325 international faculty and staff, and 250 exchange visitors. ISSS also administers university compliance with evolving federal regulations, supports the university and its medical center by managing global student and scholar interactions, and facilitates the well being of all international students, faculty, staff, and scholars.

For more information contact the Director of ISSS Elizabeth Leibach: elizabeth.leibach@uky.edu