University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Training for
Staff and



Introduction to International Student Advising

These training session are intended for new or seasoned academic advisers, career counselors, and student service staff who work with international students. This training is offered twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring.

Training Details:


We will be offering two training sessions and a tour of ISSS.
PLEASE NOTE: This training is focused on the needs of undergraduate international students. If you are interested in learning about graduate students, please contact Beth Isensee at

Date: February 28
Location: Humphrey 50B

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., Humphrey 50B
International Students and the Impact of Immigration
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  • An overview of the international student population
  • How immigration impacts their academic career
  • ISSS services and resources

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
TOUR of International Student and Scholar Services

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Humphrey 50B
How to Effectively Communicate with International Students in an Advising Setting
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  • Strategies for working with cultural and language differences
  • Learn and practice different communication styles

NOTE: This workshop is different than the Communicating with International Student workshop that is part of the Intercultural Workshop Series.

Registration is open on ULearn. Register for each session you plan to attend.

For More Information

Contact Marina Uehara at