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November 26, 2012

MISSOULA –

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library at The University of Montana will host a NAFSA: Association of International Educators webinar titled, “Today’s Chinese Student: Cultural Insights for Better Integration,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Mansfield Library Buckhous Room.

Presenters include Yenbo Wu, associate vice president for international programs at San Francisco State University; Jayme Harpring, instructor and research associate at Florida State University; and Peter Briggs, director of the office of international students and scholars at Michigan State University. Mansfield Library Dean Shali Zhang will make closing remarks. 

Chinese students are enrolling in unprecedented numbers in U.S. colleges and universities. It is becoming increasingly important for universities to understand these students and how to bridge the cultural gap between them and other international and domestic students.

The webinar will address how group culture and shared experience affect the cultural and social integration of Chinese students on campuses, and will discuss best practices to gain campuswide support for orienting and supporting these students.

The webinar is sponsored by UM Foreign Student and Scholar Services, UM’s English Language Institute and the Mansfield Library.

For more information call Effie Koehn, director of Foreign Student and Scholar Services, at 406-243-5580 or email effie.koehn@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Effie Koehn, UM Foreign Student and Scholar Services, 406-243-5580, effie.koehn@umontana.edu.