Living and Learning for International Interchange: A Sourcebook for Housing Personnel

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Richard Francis Reiff
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Jan 1, 1986 - Student housing - 28 pages
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This sourcebook is designed to enable college residence hall staff to address more effectively the unique problems, needs, and concerns of foreign students. It provides numerous ideas for promoting international interchange, including examples of international living centers, curricula, programs, and resources for staff training and development. Chapter 1 offers an elementary preview of intercultural communication, some values and assumptions that affect behavior, a discussion of culture shock, and some program ideas for residence hall staff. Chapter 2 provides information to assist residence staff in thinking about these needs and to suggest some possible solutions. It presents three different models of housing: international living centers; residence halls for graduate and other older single students; and family housing complexes. Also, the chapter summarizes the administration of each of these types of housing. Chapter 3 lists some specific programs that can be used within residence halls to promote international interchange. The final chapter is designed to aid the process of staff selection and development, including discussions of staff development programs and a list of recommended staff development references. Contains 23 references. (GLR)

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