AIEA 2017: Intercultural strategies for enhancing campus inclusion and student success

The 2017 AIEA Annual Conference focuses on the interplay between boundaries and connections in internationalization. Among the several challenges of an SIO is navigating departmental silos and managing competing priorities. In an era of resource constraints, many well-meaning institutions are struggling to support the inclusion and success of international students.

At the upcoming AIEA conference, Di Hu, will chair a session entitled “Intercultural Strategies for Enhancing Campus Inclusion and Student Success” on Wednesday, February 22 at 9:15am. This interactive session will bring together Senior International Officers–Amir Reza, Amy McNichols, and Torian L. Lee–to share their leadership perspectives and experiences from diverse institutional settings.

The session will engage the audience to discover and discuss intercultural programs with a focus on what works and what doesn’t. The panelists will share their institutional contexts how they are applying cost-effective, high-impact intercultural strategies to enhance intercultural competence for all student groups including international students.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is the role of intercultural competence in shaping student success and experience?
  • What are the key strategies (programs/practices) in achieving optimal outcomes?


  • Di Hu (Chair) co-founder and principal coach of
  • Amir Reza, Ph.D., Vice Provost, International & Multicultural Education, Babson College Panelist
  • Amy McNichols, Ph.D., Associate Dean, International and Intercultural Programs, McDaniel College
  • Torian L. Lee, J.D., Director, Center for Intercultural and International programs (CIIP), Xavier University of Louisiana