Promoting international education has become a crucial issue for modern learning institutions. Given the broad impact of globalization and the spread of diversity throughout the world, various educational organizations have been accepting international students and focusing on improving the courses’ accessibility for them. In addition to providing viable options to foreign citizens, such endeavors can positively influence the internationalization of learning institutions and ensure that the students can experience a diverse and fulfilling environment (Savicki, 2020). From this perspective, increasing the availability of exchange programs and offering more opportunities for foreign learners is essential for modern schools, colleges, and universities. In my opinion, I could help ABC University to introduce new exchange programs and elevate the levels of awareness regarding the existing initiatives.
In order to advance the international education possibilities at ABC University, several activities could be performed. First of all, it is vital to ensure that the suggested courses adhere to the foreign students’ interests and can cover their needs during the transition (Ainscow, 2020). To do so, I could interview the foreign exchange learners enrolled in such programs, establishing whether they are satisfied with the accessible options and if there are any concerns that the present opportunities cannot address. Going forward, this information would be incredibly useful for participating in student council meetings and proposing changes to the exchange options.
After that, another idea that I would like to pursue is hosting promotional events, both in-person and online, as well as advertising such activities to learners. Information awareness is a significant factor to consider when focusing on the students’ desire to begin international education in specific institutions. Specifically, universities that direct more effort toward spreading knowledge about their programs are more likely to have more individuals applying to their courses (Ainscow, 2020). In this regard, I could host promotional events, such as exchange fairs or festivals, to ensure that more students throughout the world are aware of ABC University’s approach to internationalization. Online conferences and lectures could be exceptionally beneficial for this purpose, allowing the university to connect with potential learners abroad. I could create programs and gather materials for these activities, as well as invite speaker guests and promote the events through social media.
Considering the importance of these endeavors, specific abilities are needed to conduct them. As such, I have a set of skills to fulfill these obligations. Firstly, I am an efficient communicator and can easily interact with individuals. In addition to having general communication skills, I am always aware of diversity and empathy, and I can be especially productive during interviews. Moreover, I am proficient in building a peer network, establishing connections, and bringing people together for a common cause.
After that, I am highly culturally aware and knowledgeable about other cultures and ethnicities. Awareness of different cultures and respect towards them is a critical tool to be used during promotional events aimed at a diverse population. It is important to be familiar with the culture and customs of the students that can potentially begin studying at the ABC University. Having cultural awareness, I can ensure the creation of an environment that includes different ethnicities and cultures and promotes respect for people’s beliefs and differences. Additionally, I am highly skilled in promoting events through social media. Being employed as a social media intern in the past, I have gained enough experience to promote posts and information about various types of activities. This skill could help me advertise promotional fairs and conferences among the audience, attracting new students to the university.
Ainscow, M. (2020). Promoting inclusion and equity in education: Lessons from international experiences. Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 6(1), 7–16. Web.
Savicki, V. (2020). Developing intercultural competence and transformation: Theory, research, and application in international education. Stylus Publishing, LLC.