Re-organizing Global Series

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
By Mitchell R Foster As a Coordinator for Residence Education (CRE) for the international residence hall at the University of Arkansas, I came to assume a position that has an added responsibility towards international education and inclusion. Global Series is a programmatic initiative of Holcombe Hall that aims to feature various countries and cultures by means of an informative presentation and...

Semester at Sea – Creating Global Citizens One Shipful at a Time

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
By Elaine Deutsch Mind-blowing…eye opening…life changing….the experience of a lifetime….. These are all expressions that are used frequently when people who have sailed a semester (or more) on Semester at Sea. Everyone knows that a study abroad semester is interesting and greatly enhances a student’s education by allowing them to experience real life situations in environments different from the...

Supporting your foreign-born colleagues in their job search

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
By Gudrun Nyunt, Ph.D Job searching is never fun – it takes up a ton of time and, with its ups and downs, often feels like a draining, never-ending emotional roller coaster. Many of us face some additional hurdles or challenges in our job searches – we may be location-bound, may be going through a dual job search with a partner (whether that partner also works in higher education or not) or may...

The Power of a Creative Portfolio in Your Job Search

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
By Janice Yu Cheng I am in terrific company here on the blog for the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development. You can find valuable personal anecdotes and evidence-based advice on a variety of topics related to the experience of international students in the United States and U.S. student affairs professionals abroad. I offer my own story to this collection and hope that my...

Why I chose Student Affairs?

Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
By Kriti Gopal Nine years ago, I had no idea that student affairs and higher education administration was a field of study one could pursue in college in the United States (U.S.). However, when I learned about it, I was thrilled and knew that my skills could fit well into a variety of areas within the realm of student affairs. It all began after I had the opportunity to begin my undergraduate...