NACAC Webinar on Undergraduate International Student Retention Begins With Recruitment

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), association of more than 14,000 counseling and admissions professionals serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education, will be hosting a free webinar on international undergraduate student recruitment and retention. This webinar is part of the Executive Virtual Forums series in collaboration with EducationUSA.
I will be co-presenting with following experienced professionals:
  • Chunsheng Zhang, Senior Vice Provost for International Affairs, Office of International Affairs, University of North Alabama
  • Ed Bustos, Director of International Admission, Rollins College​


Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. PDT
Research demonstrates that undergraduate international student retention is related to the expectations international students develop during recruitment. Admissions officers play a critical role in what information is conveyed to students about the university/college experience, thus setting these expectations. Once on campus, international students compare their expectations with the reality of their situation. As such, admissions officers also have a role to play in how the campus-wide community is meeting the needs of this student population.
Participants will: ​
  • Be exposed to research that illustrates how retention begins with recruitment
  • Understand how to strengthen retention efforts at the recruitment stage through identifying best-fit students for your institution
  • Gain examples of good practices for improving the experiences of international students on your campus.