Working With International Students

Maxim Topaz, CTL Graduate Fellow, Nursing

Thursday, October 18 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Summary: International students comprise a significant and growing segment of the student body at Penn and elsewhere in the U.S. These students grew up and received their previous education in different societies and cultures. What are some of their adjustment and adaptation challenges? What do they need to know about American academic culture and your expectations? What do you need to know about their culture and educational expectations? How can you incorporate their culture in your classroom? And how can you best evaluate their progress and help them succeed? The goal of this workshop is to initiate a discussion of these questions and provide insights into the world of international students, generating suggestions for your everyday teaching practice.

Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate. Also counts as a follow-up workshop for participants in TA Training.