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, EdD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland. His research focuses on college student experiences related to classroom participation, faculty-student relationships, and cross-cultural teaching and learning strategies in higher education. Previously, Dr. Bista served as the director of Global Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he was Chase Endowed Professor of Education in the School of Education. Dr. Bista is the Founding Editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication on international education. Dr. Bista serves on the editorial review boards of several professional publications. He has reviewed book projects related to educational research, international and comparative education series for Routledge, Sage, Palgrave MacMillan, and Bloomsbury publications. His recent book is Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues (Routledge, New York, 2018).
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.