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 International Student Admissions; It\'s Everyone\'s Role and Everyone\'s Challenge. WACAC June 10 th , 2014 Kris Rapazzini, Director, International Program, Valley Christian School Becky Konowicz, Director of International Admission, Santa Clara University. Objectives of the session.

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international student admissions it s everyone s role and everyone s challenge
 International Student Admissions; It\'s Everyone\'s Role and Everyone\'s Challenge

WACAC June 10th, 2014

Kris Rapazzini, Director, International Program,

Valley Christian School

Becky Konowicz, Director of International Admission, Santa Clara University

objectives of the session
Objectives of the session

1. Discern trends related to international students and the WACAC region.

2. Identify and understand key differentiators between an international and domestic applicant.

3. Establish resources and best practices for working with international students transitioning from U.S. high schools to U.S universities.

trends
Trends

* As of 6/8/2014

international students in u s high schools
International Students in U.S. High Schools

53,292international students (F1/M1) in secondary schools across the United States.

(SEVIS Data Quarterly Report April 1, 2014)

F1 Students in secondary school education level with participation in calendar year 2012 (SEVIS Data March 2013)

research says
Research Says…
  • “American high school diplomas are the new must-have for the upwardly mobile [in China].” Helen Gao, The Atlantic
  • Prospective international students value conversations with campus representatives very highly during the recruitment process. (2014 Noel-Levitz, LLC Meeting the Expectations of International Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
  • Top concerns for international students are funding, safety on campus and surrounding area, having no friends or family nearby. (2014 Noel-Levitz, LLC Meeting the Expectations of International Undergraduate and Graduate Students)
differentiators
Differentiators
  • Support
  • English Proficiency
  • Funding
  • Transcripts
support needs
Support Needs

1. Know your school/university

2. Social emotional and mental stability

a. campus resources

3. Spiritual needs/ religious background

4. Surprises

~Keep your focus on the students~

measuring english proficiency

Current predictions are that 7,200 international schools teach over 3.7 million students in English by the end of 2014 (International School Consultancy Group)

Measuring English Proficiency

1. Interviews

2. Tracking in person, email or phone communication

3. Common English language of instruction curriculums:

A-levels, IGCSE, IB, AP, Canadian,

4. Common English Language Proficiency Exams

5. Knowing High Schools with ESL Programs and/or require demonstrated English language Proficiency

funding
$ Funding $
  • Specific school form
  • Original Bank Statement
  • Authenticity of documents
  • When is it due?
  • As it relates to scholarship

BEST PRACTICES TO ADVISE STUDENTS?

nuanced transcripts
Nuanced Transcripts
  • Policies & best practices for transferring foreign work
      • High school practices
      • University evaluations
  • Understanding foreign transcripts
    • Organize by Years
    • Understand the educational system for the country
    • Obtain a grading scale
    • Use your gut

How to build foundational knowledge:

    • Gather Resources – call school, use your colleagues
    • Professional Associations: ACRAO Edge, NCAA, NAFSA, WES
    • Keep Records
why do we do what we do
Why do we do what we do

Personal motivation

-vs-

Institutional motivation

“I can think of no more valuable asset to our country than the friendship of future world leaders who have been educated here.” Colin Powell

obrigado merci c m n thank you salamat danke

धन्यवाद

gracias

dank u

Thank You!

Спасибо

ขอขอบคุณคุณ

grazie

obrigado谢谢 merci Cám ơnThank YousalamatDankeشكرا

Kris Rapazzini

Director, International Program

Valley Christian School

[email protected]

Becky Konowicz

Director of International Admission

Santa Clara University

[email protected]

resources
Resources
  • 2014 Noel-Levitz, LLC; Meeting the Expectations of International Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • The PIE News; “International Schools expected to reach 3.7m students in 2014”; Sara Custer http://thepienews.com/news/international-schools-expected-reach-3-7m-students-2014/
  •  The Atlantic; Helen Gao; May 7, 2012 http://atmo4.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/how-chinas-new-love-affair-with-us-private-schools-is-changing-them-both/255154/#ixzz33cVbO07j
  • NCAA International Standards Guide http://www.ncaapublications.com/p-4326-international-standards-2014-guide-to-international-academic-standards-for-athletics-eligibility-updated-april-2014.aspx
  • ACCRAO Edge http://edge.aacrao.org/aacrao-edge-login-page.php?uri=/
  • WES http://www.wes.org
  • NAFSA Online Guide to Educational Systems Around the World (NAFSA, NAFSA Guide)
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