How three schools are helping their international students feel at home.
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usiness schools are serving more international student bodies and preparing their
graduates to work in increasingly multicultural business environments. But, at the
same time, they're finding that students who cross
an ocean or a continent to attend business classes
often face a multitude of linguistic, cultural, social,
and academic barriers.
To help foreign nationals adjust and thrive,
many schools have developed intensive orientations, buddy systems, and special programming.
Here, three schools identify the challenges international students face and describe the systems
they've put in place to help these students feel less
like "strangers in a strange land" and more like
confident citizens of a globalized environment.