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January 24, 2012, Volume 58, No. 19

2012 International Programs Institute

The first annual International Programs Institute (IPI) will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

IPI will provide Penn administrators with a venue to augment their knowledge, skills and competencies regarding areas revolving around services geared for international students and scholars. This professional development and training institute will tackle areas such as, but not limited to, immigration, technology use in the workplace and enhancing cross-cultural competencies. Attendees will participate in basic and advanced-level workshops, problem solving exercises and share best practices.

The one day conference is intended for Penn staff and administrators who are involved in:

  • International student admissions
  • Providing academic advice to international students
  • Bringing international scholars
  • Hiring foreign nationals
  • Supervising staff from diverse cultures
  • Student affairs

There will be a nominal fee of $30 for attendees (to cover all meals, refreshments and workshop materials). The one-day event is open to the first 60 individuals to register (first come, first-served basis). To register and for more information, please visit www.upenn.edu/oip/isss/ipi

For more information contact Dr. Rodolfo (Rudie) Altamirano,
director, International Student and Scholar Services,
Office of International Programs at rudiea@upenn.edu

Almanac - January 24, 2012, Volume 58, No. 19