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Are You Clear When Making Requests Within Intercultural Contexts?

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Making requests within intercultural contexts is not as evident as we may think.

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What does a degree mean? It’s hard to tell

What does a degree mean?  It’s hard to tell | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
It’s not enough for graduates to get a job. They must know they’re ready to excel in it. That requires a bold reorientation of how we think about postsecondary credentials, not just in terms of classes completed, but also competencies gained. And it demands a new way of explaining what degrees and other credentials mean – for the benefit of students, employers, communities and our future. 

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4 Challenges International Graduate Students May Face

4 Challenges International Graduate Students May Face | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it

Many prospective international graduate students – even if they have obtained a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college – do not know what to expect from U.S.


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Helping students make better decisions can improve higher ed equality

Helping students make better decisions can improve higher ed equality | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
Behavioral solutions alone won’t eliminate socioeconomic inequalities in postsecondary access and success. But for a relatively small investment in these strategies, we can meaningfully improve the efficacy of existing programs and policies and expand college opportunity for hardworking but economically disadvantaged students.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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English as the lingua franca of higher education? - University World News

English as the lingua franca of higher education? - University World News | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
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Thinking In A Foreign Language Helps You Make Rational Decisions

Thinking In A Foreign Language Helps You Make Rational Decisions | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
We all have to make tough decisions, and it's never easy. According to a new study in Psychological Science, it can be a little easier if you know a second language, and think in that one when trying to make a rational decision.

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Unwelcome - Don't Shut the Door on International Students

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Unwelcome - Don't Shut the Door on International Students: http://t.co/2oBlC1xdfI
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Rude Body Gestures From Around The World

Rude Body Gestures From Around The World | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
Body language is a sign by which you can judge what person actually thinking about, he is lying ,getting irritated, what he is thinking everything so here you (Rude Body Gestures From Around The World http://t.co/OH1qMYCyAo...

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Dealing with Culture Shock – Don't Isolate | Shitty First Drafts

Dealing with Culture Shock – Don't Isolate | Shitty First Drafts | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
Many experts describe culture shock as a psycho-physical phenomenon that presents in 4-5 stages: Honeymoon, Negotiation/Depression, Adjustment, Mastery, and Re-entry. One of my colleagues, however, thinks of it as ...
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The attack of the MOOCs

The attack of the MOOCs | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
DOTCOM mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and...

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Chris Macrae's curator insight, August 3, 2013 8:15 AM

Entrepreneurial Revolution 2013 is 41st year since my father started debating at The Economist likely impacts of early student expertiments with digital networks (1972 uk national development computer assisted learning project) - the risks compounded by not making open learning pivotal to berners lee web vision have wasted generations of youth and collaboration; the opportunity is moocs now represnet a perfect storm of peoples striking back against the biggest organiations in the world wherever they tried to turn internet into appendix of tv advertising and big brotherdom; the next 3 years will be make or break for whether moocs free youth and sustainable societies everywhere. Choose your mooc partners carefully!

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How To Deal With Reverse Culture Shock

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RT @TheAbroadGuide: How to Deal with Reverse Culture Shock http://t.co/hBzeQCO9Sh #studyabroad #travel
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Understanding your culture

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Self-reflection is crucial to the cross-cultural education process.  Without understanding that everyone has a culture, and that knowledge of one’s own culture is crucial, we have a tendency to reduce learning about culture to a manual-based approach, applying lists of dos and don’ts too rigidly and thereby stereotyping.  

Self-reflection begins with gaining knowledge about dimensions of culture and learning to apply these informed generalizations to our own culture. We thus develop a baseline for making effective comparisons about cultural differences and understand better why we respond in different situations the way we do. 


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Polyglot vs. Translator: Different Takes on Multilingualism

Polyglot vs. Translator: Different Takes on Multilingualism | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
Not everyone can become a polyglot, so we still need translators -- but the two treat the fact that all humans don't speak the same language very differently.

 


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Are You Clear When Making Requests Within Intercultural Contexts?

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Making requests within intercultural contexts is not as evident as we may think.

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Are You Clear When Making Requests Within Intercultural Contexts?

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Making requests within intercultural contexts is not as evident as we may think.

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Connecting Students to the Labor Market: The Talent Development Network

Connecting  Students to the Labor Market: The Talent Development Network | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it

How can we better connect higher education to employers to the benefit of students, businesses and the city? 

 


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Diversification key to international higher education - University World News

Diversification key to international higher education - University World News | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
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Thinking of Studying Abroad? It's Not All About Cost - Fox Business

Thinking of Studying Abroad? It's Not All About Cost - Fox Business | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
Thinking of Studying Abroad? It's Not All About Cost
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Perhaps the most intangible benefit of studying abroad is the personal responsibility that comes to adjusting and living in another culture.

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International students create alternative plans for Thanksgiving - Press & Sun-Bulletin

International students create alternative plans for Thanksgiving - Press & Sun-Bulletin | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
International students create alternative plans for Thanksgiving
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SUNY Broome students braves the cold and a snow squall as he crosses the Town of Dickinson campus.
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Understanding international students at university « Precinct News

Understanding international students at university « Precinct News | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
by Siqi YuanMore than 460000 international students came to Australia to study in the first eight months of 2013. As a strongly global multi-cultural country, international students have become an important part of Australian ...
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Liberated by listening: How cross-cultural story-telling sets us all free

Liberated by listening: How cross-cultural story-telling sets us all free | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
I grew up in the minority-majority city of Miami. The “dominant” culture consisted of several ethnic minority populations.

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Michael Rost's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:04 AM

Love this piece, reminiscent of the 'Cracking the Code' documentary, which contains many wonderful little stories and vignettes of cross-cultural listening...

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When You Just Don't Fit In At The Office

When You Just Don't Fit In At The Office | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it

Four and a half years ago Forbes merged its dot-com and magazine editorial staffs, and we magazine editors got a dose of culture shock. We were used to coming and going as we pleased. We had few meetings.


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Developing intercultural competence and global citizenship through international experiences: academics’ perceptions

Developing intercultural competence and global citizenship through international experiences: academics’ perceptions | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
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International education is a key priority for Australian universities, government and employer groups. For students, an international professional experience is uniquely placed in providing opportunities for developing intercultural learning, intercultural competence and global citizenship. Employers see graduates with international experiences as interculturally competent, viewing them as proficient in analysing and responding appropriately to culturally significant values and perceptions. This research seeks to understand how students are prepared for international experiences and how intercultural learning is integrated into course programmes. Academic staff responsible for international experiences were interviewed in one-on-one qualitative interviews about their practices and perceptions of preparing students for these experiences. Although all international programmes were procedurally well planned, we found that most participants did not include intercultural pedagogies into their programmes, nor did they purposefully seek to develop intercultural competence and global citizenship in their students. Professional development opportunities need to be created for academics to rethink their pedagogical intent regarding international experiences. Immersion in culture is not, on its own, an assurance of intercultural learning. Providing international experiences without a pedagogical framework that helps students to reflect on self and others can be a wasted opportunity and runs the risk of reinforcing stereotypical thinking and racist attitudes.

full text : http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14675986.2013.825578?journalCode=ceji20#.UiRmNDa9l0o


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French education minister changes plans for English degree courses

France's minister for higher education says a plan to allow French universities to teach courses in English will only affect about 1 percent of classes. Minister for Higher Education Genevieve Fioraso, in English in an effort to attract more international students, earlier this year unveiled the plan to allow university courses to be taught entirely in English ...


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Cross-cultural Leadership

Cross-cultural Leadership | INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN FRANCE | Scoop.it
Learning from different cultures isn’t just the right thing to do anymore – it’s necessary.

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