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2017 State System Summit

Session 37

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

International Education: A Comparative Analysis with special reference to Pennsylvania State Universities (PASSHE)

  • 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
  • SYKES ROOM 209

We are sharing space on a finite planet which was described by Neal Young as a "little wet ball" as he peered at the earth from outside space. From this vantage point that we are all leaving in one "international world community" irrespective of artificial or physical boundaries, seems quite understandable. The paper will examine on recruitment trend of international students, socio-economic benefit, discuss on how to diversify the countries on US campuses, provide an analysis and best practices of creating diversity programs through the Center of Diversity and Inclusion to engage international students and US students on campus to provide global and multicultural outlook. As international specialists say that US education is one of the few remaining US export industries. Therefore, the social, economic and cultural impacts from international students from overseas are important and valuable during the time of crisis culture of rapid change that is impacting the global world.


Sarah Garner, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. Madhav P. Sharma, Director, International Education Services at Bloomsburg University
Dr. Madhav P. Sharma, a world traveler, cross-cultural expert, immigration specialists, advisor, veteran Peace Corps trainer and now the Director of International Education Services at Bloomsburg University. Dr. Sharma worked at the United Nations for a number of years and publish extensively. He has chaired numerous conference session. He also served as the Executive Director, Global Awareness Society international for a number of years. Currently, he the VP for student forum for Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America (BAASANA).