BGC/BUILD: Including International Students

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
1117 University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
This event is BUILD approved.

This session will present research on experiences of international undergraduates at UI and identify strategies for creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for international students.  As a result of the session, participants will (a) be able to identify experiences and perceptions that are common to both international and domestic students, (b) understand some of the unique challenges faced by international students, especially those who are not native speakers of English, and (c) develop strategies for identifying and addressing obstacles that limit international student belonging and engagement in the campus community.

This course is a eligible for Building Our Global Community (BGC) and  Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) credit.  These certificate programs give UI faculty and staff the opportunity to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to an inclusive and intercultural campus.

Sign-up is available for employees through Employee Self-Service/My Training. To locate certificate courses search for "BGC," “BUILD,” “NCBI,” and “Safe Zone” and a list of eligible courses will appear.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Dana Dominguez in advance at 353-2388 or by email at