Students from Africa and East Asia come to study in North America because theological schools in the United States and Canada offer top-quality education. However, immigration and financing systems don’t always prepare these students for the hurdles they inevitably encounter.
This means that administrators who serve international students must draw on two distinct skill sets. First, they must keep up with complicated and sometimes shifting regulations. Second, they must develop deep cultural competence in order to navigate the varied perspectives of international students.
To learn more about the hurdles that international students face and how seminary administrators are serving them, read "I was a stranger and you took me in."
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