BGC/STS: Effectively Supervising International Students


Instructors: Shuhui Lin, Coordinator of International Student Support and Engagement; International Student and Scholar Services/Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement; and Brandon Paulson, Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services


Will you be supervising international student employees? If so, this course is for you. International students are a tremendous resource to our campus. Awareness of both the benefits and challenges of cross-cultural supervision will help both supervisors and the students develop productive, positive, and collaborative working relationships. This session will be packed full of practical information as well as strategies for applying what you have learned. 

Participants who attend this session will be able to:

  • Articulate a brief overview of the international student population at the University of Iowa
  • Understand how immigration regulations and on campus employment affects international student success
  • Develop self-awareness of U.S. workplace culture
  • Be aware of strategies for supervising international students
  • Be aware of resources and making connections to support supervision of international students 

How to Register:

  1. Go to UI Employee Self Service, and click the “My Career” tab
  2. Go to "Learning and Development", and click on “My Training
  3. Click “Enroll in Courses” on the top left
  4. In "Find a Course" section type "BGC" in the "Course Title" and click "Search Courses". All of the series' classes begin with the code "BGC" and click "View Details" to enroll in a course.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at