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Homestay: Supporting International Students
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How can we best include, and support, international students in school life and mission?

11/5/2018
When: November 5, 2018
Monday, 9:00 am-3:30pm
Where: Woodward Academy
1662 W Rugby Ave
College Park (Atlanta), Georgia  30337
United States


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Registration

Member Schools
First registrant: $100    Additional registrants from same school: $75

Non-Members
First registrant: $250    Additional registrants from same school: $225

 

Target Audience

Upper school educators responsible for working with homestay and international students.

 

About

Independent schools are welcoming a growing population of international students. Are we meeting these students' needs, maximizing the value of students' diverse backgrounds, and inviting them fully into school lives and missions? This event will explore how schools can better serve international students, especially "homestay" international students. We will share how a school can better understand international students, and provide tools so that the school can help students better understand and embrace the school's mission.

Participants will have time to problem-solve and share effective strategies, best practices, and resources.

Agenda


Monday, November 5th


Arrival at Woodward Academy (Board Room in Carlos Administration Building)

1662 Rugby Avenue, College Park, GA 30337


8:45am

Networking - Registration time in the Boardroom

 

9am

Presentation by Trent McMurtrey

  1. Why have an International program? Pros and cons

  2. The day and life of an International student

  3. What it means to be a host family

  4. Sustaining a healthy international program on and off school campus

  5. How to locate and qualify host families

  6. Recruitment: how to select the right student for your school.

 

10:15am
Morning Break

10:30am
Second part of presentation

12pm
Lunch in the Boardroom

1pm
Afternoon sessions and discussion time with Speaker

3pm
Wrap up and end of Conference

 

About the Presenters

 

 


Trent McMurtrey is Founder and CEO of Academic Opportunities in America, with over ten years of experience in secondary international education. He has worked extensively in China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippians, India, as well as many other locations around Asia. His company has allowed him to be the liaison between many private and public institutions around the world. Currently he has connected over a hundred private institutions in the United States with several prestigious international schools throughout China and Vietnam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

St├ęphane Allagnon is Director of International and Global Connections at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

 

 

Travel / Accommodations

Woodward Academy is located just a few miles from the Atlanta International Airport. More information on hotels coming soon!

 

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