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You can help a student feel more comfortable in a new
culture by being patient in communicating, enunciating and
speaking slowly if clarification is needed, explaining different
academic and social customs, and defining your role and
expectations. Consider ways to include an international
student in American customs and traditions such as
Thanksgiving. As a faculty member, you can be part of the
process that enables a student to integrate his or her cultural
background and personal strengths for success.
Written by Brendan O’Brien, Director, International Students
and Scholars Office