A Collaborative Programming and Outreach Model for International Student Support Offices

  • Peter Briggs Michigan State University, United States
  • Ravichandran Ammigan University of Delaware, United States
Keywords: international students, programming and outreach, student affairs, support services

Abstract

Increasing international student enrollment has been a key priority for many institutions of higher education in the United States. Such recruitment efforts, however, are often carried out without much consideration for providing sufficient support services to these students once they arrive to campus. This article proposes a model for structuring an international student support office to be successful at serving the academic, social and cultural needs of international students through a collaborative programming and outreach model with student affairs and other support service units on campus.

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Author Biographies

Peter Briggs, Michigan State University, United States

PETER BRIGGS, Director Emeritus at Michigan State University’s Office for International Students and Scholars, retired in 2014 following a forty-year career as an international educator. He previously held administrative positions at the University of Oregon and the Institute of International Education. He served with NAFSA: Association of International Educators in a number of leadership positions, including Vice President for Regional Affairs and three terms on the Board of Directors. 

Ravichandran Ammigan, University of Delaware, United States

RAVICHANDRAN AMMIGAN is Executive Director of the Office for International Students and Scholars at the University of Delaware. He is pursuing a PhD in Higher Education Internationalisation at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy. His research examines international student satisfaction with campus living, learning, and general support services at institutions of higher education globally. 

Published
2017-10-01
How to Cite
Briggs, P., & Ammigan, R. (2017). A Collaborative Programming and Outreach Model for International Student Support Offices. Journal of International Students, 7(4), 1080-1095. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jis/article/view/193
Section
Research Articles