In today’s ever challenging international admissions landscape, innovative practices are continuously sought after to bring a competitive edge to any of the higher education institutions. To what degree can excellence or innovativeness in International Student Services really impact recruitment of international students and help boost up your numbers? In what shape and form should services be provided to international students? This workshop will cover the current trends in international student services, discuss the benefits and nature of providing services to international students from the perspective of international student recruiters based on relevant global case studies and identify best practices within Turkey and abroad. Objectives/ learning outcome:
On completion of this workshop, you will be able to: understand the global trends in the field of international student services and learn how to use international student services to your advantage in your institution's overall international student recruitment strategy. Target audience:
This workshop is aimed at university and college staff with the following responsibilities: international marketing and admissions; student affairs; student activities; career office, international alumni management. Trainer:
Hande Baltacı Bio:
Hande Baltaci has completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in USA and began her professional career in international education at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government as a Program Coordinator. With her relocation to Istanbul, she joined the establishment team of a non-profit university and worked in management of summer programs, international student recruitment and services, and Erasmus exchange program. Since 2012, she is the director of the International Relations Office at Istanbul Şehir University (ŞEHİR), responsible for managing international student recruitment policies and agency network, setting up educational cooperation linkages and mobility programs.
Guest speakers: Pedro Ramirez (Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara); Malgorzata Woch (Almaty Management University)