Creating a robust support plan for International students

Dr. Stephanie Rummel1,

1 University of Auckland, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland NZ

One of the challenges of creating a support plan for international students is understanding what they need.  This interactive workshop will report on the type of support students at the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland said they required and will allow those supporting international students the chance to work together to brainstorm the support  they feel would be most valuable to their students under the following domains: academic, personal well-being, and social.  By sharing experiences and ideas, it is hoped that attendees will leave with new ideas that can enrich the experiences of international students regardless of their age or institution.


Dr. Stephanie Rummel earned a PhD in Applied Linguistics from AUT in 2014.  She is interested in the impact student beliefs about learning have on the way they actually learn and feels that beliefs should be taken into account when designing support plans.