Post contributed by the Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars

Do you have international students in your classes?  If so, you have an amazing opportunity to impact all students in your classes as you model cultural humility and facilitate positive interactions between international and domestic students.  As individuals walking through not only normal college adjustment, international students also face the daunting task of adjusting to a new academic and social culture.  International students often appreciate relationships with faculty to help them navigate these new transitions.

The staff of the Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars (Veronica Summers and Lucy Dawson) are dedicated to providing resources, training and assistance to faculty and staff in these roles and are available for consultation at any time.  Together, we have over 20 years of experience crossing cultures in academic settings.  We invite you to partner with us in mentoring the international students in our midst to grow in cultural humility, tact and wisdom as they grow into leaders who are able to grapple with the many cultural divides they experience.

The following links provide more information on several main topics.

Academic Factors

Non-Academic Factors

Check out our student website resources:

Feel free to contact the Office of International Students and Visiting Scholars!

  •    Veronica Summers, International Student Services Specialist, (focus on international student programs and services)
    Campus Center, Room 21,,
  • Lucy Dawson, Associate Director (focus on immigration/compliance, taxes and insurance)
    Hardin Administration Building, Room 124