ERIC Number: ED331353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Them Home: A Guide for Leaders of Professional Integration and Reentry Workshops.
Pusch, Margaret D.; Loewenthal, Nessa
The guide offers 13 modules on integration and reentry of foreign students returning to their home countries, designed to span the period from first arrival at the U.S. university to the final return. Stressed is the need for students to adapt to unexpected problems on their return due to both changes in their home situation and changes in themselves. An introductory essay examines different views of the reentry transition process and identifies factors associated with successful adjustment. Suggestions for using the guide and developing reentry workshops are presented. Provided for each module are specific objectives, the process (including group activities), resources needed, time needed, and staff needed. Modules have the following titles: "Group Introductions"; "Reentry upon Arrival"; "Looking Back"; "Anticipating Professional Integration"; "Looking Ahead: Expectations"; "Looking Ahead: Why Should I Be Worried"; "Looking Ahead: Fooling Ourselves"; "Moving On"; "Predeparture Planning"; "A Look at Values"; "Managing Your Concerns: An Inventory of Reentry Problems"; "Lift-Off and Check-Back"; and "Evaluation." Includes 12 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Cultural Differences, Foreign Student Advisers, Foreign Students, Group Discussion, Higher Education, Orientation, Student Adjustment, Student Development, Transitional Programs, Values, Workshops
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, 1860 19th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($4.95 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Office of International Training.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.