Join NC’s Global Learning Lounge on Jan. 31

This article was published on: January 20th, 2023

A message from NC International’s Global Engagement division:

Niagara College Employees are invited to attend NC International’s Global Learning Lounge on Jan.31 at 10 a.m. via zoom.

Joining the next Global Learning Lounge, you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the profiles, journeys and challenges faced by international students from India, Nigeria and Philippines. This panel discussion will be led by Global Business Development Managers who will be sharing their knowledge and experiences working with students from these countries.

Specifically, information will be shared about the characteristics of international students from these countries, including their educational backgrounds, cultural norms, and expectations for their academic experience. We will also review the various factors that influence these students’ decision to study in Canada, such as academic opportunities and career prospects. Additionally, we will inform about the common challenges that international students from India, Nigeria and Philippines face when adjusting to life in a new country, such as language barriers, cultural differences, and homesickness.

The presentation will also explore strategies and resources to support international students from these countries, both inside and outside the classroom. Overall, expect to gain a better understanding of the experiences and needs of international students from India, Nigeria and Philippines, and expanded cultural competencies which may convert into practical strategies for supporting students in their academic and personal development.

What you can expect to take away from this session:

  • A deeper understanding of the profiles, journeys and challenges faced by international students from India, Nigeria and Philippines.
  • Increased knowledge of educational backgrounds, cultural norms, common challenges and expectations for the students’ academic experiences

Session hosted by:

James Maur, Manager of Global Business Development for East Asia and Oceania

Panelists:

Hyuk Man (Eric) Jin, Manager of Global Business Development for South East Asia, Japan and Korea

Siddharth Soni, Manager of Global Business Development for Africa

Joanna Maltby, Manager of Global Customized Training and Consulting (former Global Business Development for South Asia)

Please note: Registration is not required. NC employees can join the session using the Zoom link posted to the employee portal.

Keep your eyes open for the next Cultural Awareness Global Learning Lounge during break week that will focus on three different cultures!