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Communicating Across Cultures

Communicating across linguistic and cultural boundaries is a large part of the day-to-day work for international educators. In the second installment of the NAFSA e-Learning Express Series, Developing Proficiency in Intercultural Communication, this 45-minute course allows participants to explore the norms of communication in various intercultural contexts. Considering the role their language plays in their work with others, participants will be able to enhance the level of support they are able to provide to those they serve.

OBJECTIVES

After completing this NAFSA e-Learning Express Course, participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on the varying communication styles of yourself and others;
  • Identify nonverbal elements of communication that can alter intended meaning, and,
  • Review strategies for adapting and differing communication styles.
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Culture and Identity

Cultural identity is a complex construct that influences how we see the world and how the world sees us. In the third installment of the NAFSA e-Learning Express Series, Developing Proficiency in Intercultural Communication , this 45-minute course will have participants explore marginality, relational patterns, and issues of diversity as they relate to the broad field of international education.

OBJECTIVES

After completing this NAFSA e-Learning Express Course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify components of cultural identity and how they affect students and scholars, and,
  • Examine the impact of stereotypes, biases, and prejudice within international education.
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e-Learning Express: Gaining J Designation Approval

Examine the process of preparing the DS-3036 including the length of time to complete necessary documents. Find out tips on how to create supplemental information that show your program's planning and readiness for accepting J Exchange Visitors.

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Essential Federal Regulations for Education Abroad

As a new education abroad professional, understanding the basic federal regulations that govern privacy, discrimination, and mandatory reporting is an important part of your job. In this NAFSA e-Learning Express course, you will learn how five different U.S. federal regulations affect study abroad programs and what your office needs to do to be compliant.

Gain an introductory overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Title IX of the Education Amendments Act, and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

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Foundations of Intercultural Communication

As the first installment of the NAFSA e-Learning Express Series, Developing Proficiency in Intercultural Communication, this 45-minute course provides participants with the foundational framework for the intercultural communications professionals in the field will most often encounter. Participants will examine the fundamental components of intercultural communication, and the influential effects of culture on behavior.

OBJECTIVES

After completing this NAFSA e-Learning Express Course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain components, characteristics, and functions of culture;
  • Define principles of intercultural communication, and,
  • Reframe intercultural encounters into educational opportunities.
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Intercultural Adjustment and Adaptation

The final installment of the NAFSA e-Learning Express Series, Developing Proficiency in Intercultural Communication, takes into account some of the most common models of cultural adjustment and strategies for intercultural sensitivity. This 45-minute course covers tools, resources, and exercises that international educators have successfully utilized in programming initiatives.

OBJECTIVES

After completing this NAFSA e-Learning Express Course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize various stages of cultural adjustment, and,
  • Explore various programming options for supporting students and scholars through cultural adjustment.
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Secondary Schools and SEVIS Compliance

Understanding the complexities of immigration regulations and their impact on international students is an important component of services that secondary schools provide.

  • Is your program in compliance?
  • Who oversees SEVIS compliance at your school?
  • Which records should you keep and for how long?

This NAFSA e-Learning Express course will provide you with basic regulatory information and give participants a general overview of SEVIS compliance at the secondary school level.

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