Many international students dread or even fear class participation. Here is a five-step approach by Di Hu from an intercultural perspective.
Doubtlessly, you have a long list of doings that are important to you that could include studying hard, trying to make new friends, managing expenses, building a good relationship with professors, etc. We want to remind you of six things your heart can do that will have a profound and lasting impact on your journey as an international student.
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Future China Initiative (FCI)*, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) st Teachers College, Columbia University, invited interEDGE to conduct a workshop on networking in the American culture to international students from China.
The ways people provide feedback differ in various cultures. Two simple and spot-on tips can help you accurately understand the feedback from your American manager and successfully solicit the constructive criticism.
The number of international students studying in American private high schools has skyrocketed over the past decade. Among these are Chinese females, a vulnerable population under-represented in the literature. This qualitative study looked at the social barriers these students face when transitioning into private American high schools and considered how such schools can better support them.
The articles applies the first models from “the Culture Map” to highlight a few cross-culture communication mistakes and make recommendations to international students on how to improve their communication skills.
International students must develop the mindset for success. The article introduces a few tips: remind yourself of your past achievements; reflect on your mistakes; watch out your saboteur voices; break your vision into small actionable steps; celebrate your small milestones; and hire a coach.
Should international students negotiate salary? How the ineffective negotiation skills persists as they become new employees in a different culture?
Matching skill gaps requires intentional training, practice, guidance, and mentorship. Be aware of the embedded cross-cultural barriers in the learning process.
While focusing on academic studies is expected of international students, it is equally important that they sharpen their intercultural competence. Cultural intelligence can be acquired most effectively through experiential learning.
International students should carefully plan their career goals as they are thinking of studying abroad options. This includes considering various experiential opportunities available on-campus and off-campus. They should also assess their skills and identify areas of strengths and improvements.
Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Principal Coach of interEDGE.org joined an expert panel on”Diversity and Global Issues in the Workplace” at Stony Brook University. He highlighted the challenges faced by international students in transitioning from education to employment. The cross-cultural gaps regarding communication and confidence impede the potential of global talent.
International students seeking jobs in the US may find inspiration in four principles of disrupting career offered by Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work.