AIEA Conference Presentations: Impact of Internationalization and Retention of International Students

I will be presenting two sessions at the upcoming AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators) Conference in Washington, D.C. More than 800 international education professionals are expected to join the conference. Here are the details of my presentations:

speaking on impact of internationalization
Monday, February 16 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m
Increased enrollment of undergraduate international students in the US calls for focused student engagement, retention and campus integration. This session will unveil the latest research related to international student retention and international student engagement and the presenters will discuss the implication of the research for Senior International Officers. Using a case study method, the session will provide examples of effective approaches to retention and engagement of international students. Presenters:
• Dr. Fanta Aw, Assistant Vice President of Campus Life, American University
• Ms. Sheila Schulte, Senior Director, Professional Learning Services, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
• Dr. Rachawan Wongtrirat, Assistant Director for International Initiatives, Old Dominion University
Enhancing the Impact of Campus Internationalization
Monday, February 16 from 4:45 to 6:00 p.m.
Despite increasing importance of campus internationalization, often the allocated financial resources are inadequate. One of the reasons why internationalization does not gets the resources it deserves is the limited demonstrable impact of internationalization at the campus level. This interactive session will bring together comparative perspectives on how to engage campus community to align, assess, and advance the goals of campus internationalization and enhance its impact. Presenters:
• Prof. Christopher Hill, Director of the Graduate School at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
• Prof. Anne Pakir, Director of International Relations at NUS, Singapore
• Prof. Ralph Wilcox, Provost and Executive Vice President at the University of South Florida
Look forward to the conference and engagement on #AIEA 2015
Dr. Rahul Choudaha