Presenter Information

Danqing Zhao, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:00 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

Recent years increasing international students come to Colby for high education. Colby also did a lot of things to help these students and tried to attract more. However, I notice that most international students spend most times with each other. They understand the importance of communicating with different people but have trouble or dont have chance to make American friends. Getting alone with students from the same culture background is more comfortable than contacting with totally different people. Therefore, Colby may need to do something to improve the relationship between international students and local students. It is also beneficial to local students because they can know more about other cultures and foreign languages. Colby international student office or international student club could organize some programs which gather new-coming international students and elder American students together to do some outdoors activities. Like COOT, this kind of programs can efficiently improve the relationship between students. This solution is doable. It will not cost a lot and we can find many students to helpmany American students in Colby are interested in foreign languages and cultures so they will be willing to help new-coming international students in this program.

Faculty Sponsor

Stacey Sheriff

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. English Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

858

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May 1st, 2:00 PM May 1st, 3:00 PM

Help International Students To Make Friends With Others

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Recent years increasing international students come to Colby for high education. Colby also did a lot of things to help these students and tried to attract more. However, I notice that most international students spend most times with each other. They understand the importance of communicating with different people but have trouble or dont have chance to make American friends. Getting alone with students from the same culture background is more comfortable than contacting with totally different people. Therefore, Colby may need to do something to improve the relationship between international students and local students. It is also beneficial to local students because they can know more about other cultures and foreign languages. Colby international student office or international student club could organize some programs which gather new-coming international students and elder American students together to do some outdoors activities. Like COOT, this kind of programs can efficiently improve the relationship between students. This solution is doable. It will not cost a lot and we can find many students to helpmany American students in Colby are interested in foreign languages and cultures so they will be willing to help new-coming international students in this program.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/131