Modern education has changed much facing the need to comply with the requirements of students. Thus, many educational establishments, including Lundquist College of Business are becoming more international. At the same time, tuition fee is rising respectively, but almost no conditions are created for encouraging communication of international students. As a result, international students report about social and communicational barriers at Lundquist College of Business: being embarrassed to speak English, having a lot of misunderstandings, etc., which aggravates social and national separation between multicultural students. In view of these problems, international students are very reluctant to make friends outside their cultural community. As a result, the idea of global education suffers a lot. Our purpose is to persuade the community that the above-mentioned barriers exist and cause a lot of inconveniences to international students. Our suggestion is that a more creative and collaborative speaking environment should be created at Lundquist College of Business for international students. For this, it is necessary to eliminate social separation between students. Introduction of Global Pals Program for International and Domestic Students at Lundquist College of Business might be a good and effective solution of the existing problems in the academic community. The essence of this program is to integrate international students into Lundquist College of Business academic community, to eliminate the effects of culture shock, to share social experiences by engaging students in sports competitions, social events and meetings, discussions, organization of individual tutoring of international students, especially in writing, etc.. With the help of this program, we plan to decrease, if not eliminate, the existing social, cultural, and linguistic barriers between international and domestic students.
Facing the existing linguistic barriers, we think that our Global Pals Program for International and Domestic Students at Lundquist College of Business will be an excellent solution. Supported by individual and community approach, implementing professional business tutoring, and providing access to business library and other relevant resources, our program will soon show positive results. Using our best practices, such as involving of guest speakers from various departments, visiting places of cultural interest with further discussion of impressions, organizing multicultural dinners, sports competitions, movie nights, etc. we expect the Lundquist College of Business community to benefit from having a well-established multicultural dialogue between international and domestic students, which will add significantly to promoting the collaborative practices at Lundquist College of Business. As a result, international students will be more open and willing to establish communication with the domestic students; both groups will get international experience, share social and cultural peculiarities; construct a collaborative educational environment. Instructors, from their side, will benefit from being able to work in a more positive and united community with fewer conflicts based on linguistic, social, or cultural misunderstandings. Overall, the costs involved with implementation and maintenance of such a program are much less than its benefits. Consequently, it is reasonable to state that our Global Pals Program for International and Domestic Students at Lundquist College of Business will be advantageous for all the members of community: educators, domestic and international students, administration, etc..
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