Did you know that the University of South Carolina hosts more than 1,300 international students from over 100 countries? Many of these students arrive at USC not knowing anyone and often struggle to find community and establish friendships on campus. The International Student Services office has launched a new program, “Carolina Intercultural Training”, which will help ease cultural clashes, miscommunication and prejudices.
Similar to “Safe Zone” and “Green Zone” trainings, faculty and staff members who complete this“International Friendly Zone” program will receive a certificate and will be better equipped to promote and provide an inclusive environment on campus for international students, in addition to preparing themselves for international experiences of their own.
There are three training opportunities this spring: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on February 19, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on March 26, and 2:00 – 4:00 on April 23, all of which will be located in Byrnes 704. We encourage you to attend this cross-cultural training, and join with us in promoting inclusivity for USC’s diverse population.
Please register at https://uscips.wufoo.com/forms/z3f95kw01yy9k9/.
If you have any questions, contact Binda Niati, International Student Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.