Strategically Serving International Students in Transition
Presented By: Amber Hoefer, Coordinator for Orientation Programs, Colorado State University
Date and time: April 5, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Serving an extremely diverse group of international students during their transition to the U.S. can present a variety of challenges for higher education professionals. Learn about the various needs of international student populations and strategies used at Colorado State University to develop an intentional model of campus collaboration designed specifically for incoming international students.
Participants will learn to:
● Identify campus affiliates to strategically partner to enhance the international student population’s transition
● Articulate the various student classifications of international students and understand the importance of recognizing each student needs
● Develop an understanding of the transitional issues that international students face when attending a higher education institution in the U.S.
● Articulate programmatic factors that impact international student retention within higher education institutions
Who Should Attend: New to mid-level professionals. Any professionals interested in or working with international student populations in transition.
About the Presenter: Amber Hoefer serves as the Coordinator for Orientation Programs at Colorado State University. In her role, she works specifically with specialized orientation programs which includes Ram Orientation for International Students. The campus collaborations she has forged has strengthened the services and support of international students at CSU. She is an active member within NODA, and most recently, Amber has received the Region III Outstanding New OTR Professional Award and participates in NODA leadership positions, regionally and nationally. She received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of West Florida and her Masters of Education from Oregon State University. She frequently takes advantage of the Colorado sunshine and living in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains by spending her weekends exploring the local hillside