INCLUSION, EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Beyond welcoming international students: supporting students with diverse needs
Leading universities were ranked at the top of APAC times higher education rankings is because of their international outlook and how attractive a university is to global prospective students. Learn best practices on how to support more incoming international students with diverse needs including mental health conditions, learning disabilities, physical limitations and more. Using case studies, presenters lead discussions on managing expectations, accommodations and support services abroad, and institutional commitment to inclusion. This session provides replicable methods of student support services.
1. Gain a broader understanding on the perception of mental health, learning disabilities and physical limitations from diverse cultural perspectives and the unique challenges advisors face in supporting students’ wellbeing in these cultural contexts.
2. Develop an understanding of the processes, practices and policies involved with supporting students with special requirements from the perspective of universities in Asia and the Middle East.
3. Identify resources available in host countries for students with mental health prior to, during and upon return from education abroad experiences.
Ms Jessica Miller
Jessica Miller is Program Manager at ISEP. She holds M.A. Lesley University and B.A. Loyola University. She is responsible for supporting members internationalization goals while meeting the needs of diverse students.
Ms Linda Angell
American University of Sharjah
Dr. Angell is Director, International Exchange Programs at American University of Sharjah, UAE. Linda’s career spans 30 years as academic and administrator in public and private universities and organizations in the UAE, NZ, USA and U.K. She holds: DBA, Boston University: M.B.A. Magna, Babson College; and B.A. Summa, UMASS Amherst.
Ms Angie Lee
Senior Manager of International Affairs Office
Angie Lee received her B.A. from Korea University, M.Ed. from University of New Brunswick and is a Ph.D. candidate at Hanyang University. She has develop international educational programs such the EU-Korea ICI Project, Asia Pacific Leadership Program, and government-scholarship programs. She is currently responsible for the management of 2,300 students.