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Resources/Guides to Working with International Students:

An Overview: UW-Platteville International Students

This guide includes some specific information about the international student population at UW-Platteville and some information about working with international students in general. External Link.

Guide for Academic Advisors/Professors of International Students

This guide for UW-Platteville faculty and this guide for academic advisors outline key resources for advising/teaching international students.

Extra Exam Time for International Students

Allowing international students extra time for taking exams/tests, quizzes, etc., due to difficulties with the English language is up to the discretion of each faculty member; there is no policy requiring or prohibiting extra time for international students to take exams. Using the Testing Center (TC) is an option for professors who want to give international students extra time completing exams.

To request TC accommodation, the professor must submit a Testing Center Form. On the form, select the box stating the student does not have a VISA, and write next to it that the student is an international student.  While students with VISAs receive priority placement at the TC, international students will be accommodated as space allows. Please note:  Students are not eligible to receive a VISA based only upon their international status. Click here for more information.

Academic Resources for International Students

Click here for a list of academic resources to which to refer international students at UW-Platteville.

Compare Cultures

Using the Hofstede Insights webpage, select a country in the dropdown menu to compare its cultural dimensions with another country.

Innovative International Student Support Programming

With support from UCLA and Terra Dotta Software, the Center for Global Education at UCLA has collected samples of innovative practices for international student support at colleges and universities across the U.S. External Link.

Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Are you looking for ways to make your classroom more inclusive? Check out this handout and this handbook on "Recognizing and Addressing Cultural Variations in the Classroom" for practical strategies on how to include more inclusive content, instructional practices, instructor-student interactions, and student-student interactions into your classroom.

Extra Exam Time for International Students

Allowing international students extra time for taking exams/tests, quizzes, etc., due to difficulties with the English language is up to the discretion of each faculty member; there is no policy requiring or prohibiting extra time for international students to take exams. Using the Testing Center (TC) is an option for professors who want to give international students extra time completing exams.

To request TC accommodation, the professor must submit a Testing Center Form. On the form, select the box stating the student does not have a VISA, and write next to it that the student is an international student.  While students with VISAs receive priority placement at the TC, international students will be accommodated as space allows. Please note:  Students are not eligible to receive a VISA based only upon their international status. External Link.

CPT vs. OPT Employment for International Students - What's the Difference?

This document illustrates the difference between two different types of F-1 visa employment authorizations: Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). External Link.

F-1 vs. J-1 Visa Status - What's the Difference?

Have you ever heard students say "I'm an 'F' Student" or "I'm a 'J' Student"? This document outlines the main differences between the F-1 and J-1 student visas. External Link.

What Employers Need to Know About Hiring International Students

It's really not as much work as people think to hire an international student in F-1 or J-1 status! External Link.

World and Religious Holiday Calendars

For a list of holidays celebrated in countries from around the world, please visit: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/. For a list of the major religious holidays from around the world for the current academic year, please click here.

What Time is it in ______?

To find out what time it is right now in cities across the world, please visit www.thetimenow.com/worldclock.php.

How Do I Call Abroad?

If you need to make a phone call to someone outside of the U.S., go to http://www.howtocallabroad.com/ to find out the country code and other information about the country you are calling.

Immigration Basics

FAQ for Academic Advisors advising International Students: http://www.nafsa.org/findresources/Default.aspx?id=32981

Guide to Advising Saudi/Kuwaiti Students

Two of UW-Platteville's biggest groups of international students come from Saudi Arabia or Kuwait. If you are interested in learning more about the Saudi and Kuwaiti cultures and how they may impact the way you advise this specific sub-group of international students at UW-Platteville, please contact isss@uwplatt.edu to request a guide.

Guide to Advising South Korean Students

Another one of UW-Platteville’s biggest groups of international students come from South Korea. If you are interested in learning more about the South Korean culture and how it may impact the way you advise South Korean students at UW-Platteville, please contact isss@uwplatt.edu to request a guide.


 

Article Recommendations

Working with International Students: A Guide for Staff in Engineering

Bond, Kay and Scudamore, Rachel. “Working with International Students: a Guide for Staff in Engineering.” The Higher Education Academy.

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Suggestions for Teaching International Students More Effectively 

Carroll, Jude. “Suggestions for Teaching International Students More Effectively.” 27 June 2002.

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Using Appreciative Advising with International Students

Palmer, Eriko. "Using Appreciative Advising with International Students." 9 September 2009.

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What Does Your Syllabus Say about Your Values?


Book Recommendations

Shapiro, S., Farrelly, R., & Tomas, Z. (2014).  Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press and NAFSA.

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Althen, G. (Ed.). (1981). Learning Across Cultures: Intercultural Communication and International Education Exchange.      Washington, D.C.: NAFSA.

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Andrade, M., & Evans, N. (2009). International Students: Strengthening a Critical Resource. Lanham, MD: American Council on Education/Rowman & Littlefield Education.

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Asitimbay, D. (2005). What’s Up America? A Foreigner’s Guide to Understanding Americans. San Diego: Culturelink Press.

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Burak, P. A., & Hoffa, W. W. (Eds.). (2001). Crisis Management in a Cross-Cultural Setting. Washington, D.C.: NAFSA.

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Coffey, M., & Grace, S. (1997). Intercultural Advising in English-Language Programs. Washington, D.C.: NAFSA.

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Flaitz, J. (Ed.). (2006). Understanding International Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.

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Green, M. F., & Shoenberg, R. (2006). Where Faculty Live: Internationalizing the Disciplines. Washington, D.C.: American Council on Education.

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Kohls, R. L., & Knight, J. M. (1994). Developing Intercultural Awareness: A Cross-Cultural Training Handbook. Boston: Intercultural Press.

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Kohls, R. L. (2001).  Learning to Think Korean: A Guide to Living and Working in Korea. Boston: Intercultural Press.

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Lipson, C. (2008). Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

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Nydell, M. K. (2012). Understanding Arabs: A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society. Boston: Intercultural Press.

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Olson, C. L., Green, M. F., & Hill, B. A. (2006). A Handbook for Advancing Comprehensive Internationalization: What Institutions can do and What Students Should Learn. Washington, D.C.: American Council   on Education.

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More Resources

International Students and Plagiarism/Academic Integrity 

A Whole Campus Approach to International Students 

Enhancing Interaction Between Domestic and International Students: A Guide for Academics

Practical Strategies for Internationalizing Your Classroom - A Summary

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