Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students

Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students

Krishna Bista (Morgan State University, USA) and Charlotte Foster (Missouri Western State University, USA)
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Release Date: January, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 354
ISBN13: 9781466697522|ISBN10: 1466697520|EISBN13: 9781466697539|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9752-2


Study abroad programs have proven beneficial for both the international student as well as the domestic community and school population interacting with the student. In an effort to promote cultural awareness, intercultural communications as well as opportunities for future study abroad program success, universities must take care to provide international students with the resources necessary to succeed while studying abroad.

Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students explores the role of university administration in successful implementation, regulation, and support of study abroad experiences. Highlighting essential topics relating to legal issues, safety concerns, curriculum development, and intercultural communication, this research-based publication is an ideal reference source for university administrators, school counselors, policymakers, and researchers interested in study abroad program implementation, regulation, and success factors at the administrative level.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultural Differences
  • Intercultural Competence
  • International Student Experience
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Legal Implications
  • Safety Concerns
  • Study Abroad Programs
  • Transnational Teaching


  • Comparative and International Education Society Higher Education Special Interest Group Best Book Award for 2017
    Comparative and International Education Society Higher Education Special Interest Group Best Book Award for 2017This award honors a publication that provides a unique contribution to developing scholarship in the field of international and comparative higher education.

Reviews and Testimonials

Education researchers, school administrators, and psychologists explore the challenges and opportunities for international students in institutions of higher education. Writing for policy makers, faculty, staff, and students who work directly with international students, they capture the social and academic services and programs provided and describe best practices.

– ProtoView Reviews

This book fills the research gap on complex issues and diverse needs at different stages of the international student life-cycle by bringing together scholars from around the world. It is an important publication that will not only shape future research agendas but also help policymakers and practitioners to effectively support global talent.

– Rahul Choudaha, PhD, World Education Services, US

An extraordinary resource for anyone working with international students. Filled with detailed chapters from the leading practitioners in the field.

– Charles Lipson, University of Chicago, US

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Krishna Bista is Assistant Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA. His areas of interest include international student studies, multicultural education, and leadership practices. Dr. Bista is founder/editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication in international higher education. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. His recent publications appear in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, College Teaching, and The Educational Forum. Dr. Bista is an active review board member of serval academic publications including Kappa Delta Pi Record (Routledge), Sociology Compass (Wiley), International Journal of Leadership in Education (Routledge), Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies (Sage), Journal of International Education Management (Emerald), Journal of Research in Education (EERA), and Current Issues in Education (ASU). He teaches educational leadership practice, multicultural education, and research and statistics. He earned an M.A. from Tribhuvan University (Nepal). He holds a specialist degree in Community College Teaching and Administration and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership/Higher Education, both from Arkansas State University.
Charlotte Foster is an Assistant Professor at Missouri Western State University. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Arkansas State University. Her research agenda includes multicultural issues in higher education as well mathematics education. She has piloted inclusive math experiences in clinical settings for elementary teachers while serving as academic editor for the Journal of International Students. She is also a national review for higher education mathematics programs. Her publications appear in Multicultural Perspectives,International Journal of Research and Review, and ASCD Express.