ERIC Number: ED463812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-21
The Recruiting Game: Community Colleges Step up to the Plate.
This paper offers advice for ways in which community colleges can approach the challenge of recruiting international students. Community colleges are enjoying a new popularity with overseas students, even though other higher education programs are showing slow growth for this group. According to the paper, it is becoming more common to find community colleges among the universities at educational fairs held in various countries throughout the year. Colleges that recruit foreign students must be prepared to provide services for these students. Services include sending pre-arrival information; implementing an adequate orientation program; making health insurance available; providing assistance in finding housing; and offering academic and immigration advisement, ESL classes, social and cultural adjustment help, and personal counseling. Spending large amounts of money on marketing is not always necessary; word of mouth can be a powerful recruiting tool. Brochures and other school materials can be given to traveling professors and domestic and international students. In addition, there are dozens of Web sites that will carry an institution's homepage for a nominal charge. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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