The recruitment and retention of international students is increasingly important to U.S institutions of higher education. What do we know about the factors that are most important for international student retention? How can you improve the experience for your international students?

In this NAFSA on-demand e-Learning Seminar series, presenters provide ideas for successful international student enrollment cycle. This includes practical ideas for how to create a plan to support international students, best practices for improving student retention, and building an international alumni network.

In this series, participants will be able to:

  • Develop strategies for supporting and retaining students during a financial crisis;
  • Learn the results of NAFSA’s original research on undergraduate international student retention;
  • Discover tools to motivate a corps of dynamic international alumni to serve as authentic ambassadors for your institution in its recruitment efforts.

NAFSA on-demand e-Learning Seminars featured in this series:

Financial Strategies to Recruit, Support, and Retain International Students
While the majority of students rely on family support to pay the full tuition price, many students often encounter financial circumstances beyond their control and need extra support to continue their studies. By creating a plan, institutions can retain and support students through times of economic adversity.

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International Student Retention Research: Results and Best Practices
Why do international students leave U.S. institutions of higher education before completing a degree? What are some methods that would help them to stay?

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Mobilizing International Alumni for Student Recruitment
Is your campus doing enough to mobilize your international alumni for student recruitment? With tight recruitment budgets and increasing international student recruitment goals, building an international alumni network is a cost-effective way to tap into an often overlooked resource.

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