ERIC Number: ED331347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Handbook for Community Organizations Working with Foreign Students: Developing, Maintaining, Revitalizing Programs.
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.
This handbook addresses the activities of community volunteers in providing such services as orientation, counseling, enrichment programming, and English language training to foreign students. It is designed for those who would like to start a community organization of this type or who feel their present program would benefit from review and, perhaps, a revitalization effort. Although the handbook deals primarily with hosting programs, it also gives suggestions for other community programs that involve foreign students. Chapters 1 and 2 discuss how to start a foreign student welcoming program, the resources needed, and how to obtain support and visibility in the community. Chapter 3 lists the areas to be addressed in order to become a functioning organization, including a statement of the organization's mission, structure, name and logo, and constitution and bylaws. Chapter 4 discusses establishing a hosting program, such as the recruitment of hosts and students, setting up social events for hosts and students, and administrative duties. Developing additional programs and the actions necessary for becoming a successful volunteer organization are explained in chapters 5 and 6, respectively. Publicizing methods, evaluation techniques, and resources that are available for help conclude the handbook. Contains 16 appendices of resource material samples. (GLR)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Foreign Students, Guides, Higher Education, Orientation, Program Development, Social Agencies, Social Support Groups, Student Adjustment, Voluntary Agencies
Publications Order Desk, National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, 1860 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($5.95 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC. Student Support Services Div.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.