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Building a Supportive Campus Environment for Globally Mobile LGBTQ+ Students
May
30
8:00 AM08:00

Building a Supportive Campus Environment for Globally Mobile LGBTQ+ Students

The NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo promises to be one of the largest international education events ever. With more than 9,000 international educators expected to attend from over 100 countries, the Expo is the best place for organizations like yours to develop sustaining partnerships and new business.

Our workshop provides a supportive and safe environment for an increasing number of globally mobile LGBTQ+ students is essential to creating a diverse and inclusive campus. Examine practices for supporting these students on campus in the United States and preparing them for traveling or returning to countries that marginalize LGBTQ+ populations. 

  • Develop an understanding of the LGBTQ+ international student experience before, during, and after studying away

  • Design a communication, programming, and outreach plan to impact and improve the LGBTQ+ student experience

  • Review literature and resources regarding globally mobile LGBTQ+ students

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American Counseling Association: International LGBTQ+ Students
Mar
17
4:30 PM16:30

American Counseling Association: International LGBTQ+ Students

  • 2017 Annual American Counseling Assocation Conference (map)
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Presenters: Kyoung Mi Choi, Christel van der Boom & Gitima Sharma

This workshop your better understanding of unique needs and challenges faced by international LGBT+ students. We discuss practical suggestions for LGBT+ allies, student affairs professionals and educators to better understand and support international LGBT+students. We help you recognize the complexity of the sexual identity development as a meaning making process among international LGBT+students. We support you to become familiar with Flipboard and content curation, and learn about various ways to utilize resources through the International Safe Zone magazine. 

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7 Things You Need to Know about International LGBTQ+ Students
Jun
8
1:30 PM13:30

7 Things You Need to Know about International LGBTQ+ Students

  • Queer & Now Conference, De Anza College (map)
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Queer international students often face issues with internationalized homophobia, fear of prosecution upon repatriation, and finding a supportive community, in addition to the challenges all international students experience. On campuses, neither lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) support groups nor international student organizations offer culturally sensitive support. Hence, they often remain invisible. By curating a Flipboard magazine, the presenters created a vitriol safe space and a resource to support the meaning making process of these students' sexual and affectional identity. 

 

 

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