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100 Things Rothman and Kolkos book should be a must read for every international student attending school in the United States. If they only learn one fact it will be well worth the reading!
Steven E. Tartaglini
American Intercontinental University-Los Angeles (AIU)
At last a complete roster of essential information that will ease the culture shock and help international students make a seamless adjustment to life and study in the U.S.
Peggy J. Printz
Editor and Publisher
Study in the U.S.A. Magazine (Website)
Included throughout each chapter of 100 Things Every International Student Ought to Know are helpful web links to expanded information for more complete assistance. A sampling of some of links is listed below:
Chapter 1 Legal Rights and Responsibilities in School and Work Immigration Lawyers Association
Chapter 2 Knowing College/Course Requirements and Student Services College Directories
Chapter 3 Understanding the Turf and Your Place in It Medical Insurance
Chapter 4 Interacting with Friends Safely and Legally International Student Chat Room
OPTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND FUNDING SUPPORT
All Cambridge Stratfords curricular texts and guides have a variety of options for implementation internationally which have pinpointed funding sources. Since volume discounts apply, those planning to use 100 Things Every International Student Ought to Know or others in the 100 Things series for new freshmen or non-traditional adults, should seek cooperative support with one or more funding sources including:
1. Bookstores: Those planning to adopt texts as a requirement for their course, seminar, or orientation program will find bookstores of assistance, both campus based and online bookstores. Trade book copies are also carried by bookstores for individual purchase by students.
2. Orientation: Those with formal Orientation Programs have three opportunities to include texts:
- a. Order a discounted volume of copies as part of the regular orientation program fee,
- b. Increase the regular orientation fee to accommodate for the cost of copies for each student,
- c. Email attendees in advance of orientation of the requirement to purchase and have texts shipped internationally by the bookstore (plus shipping charge) as part of their participation in the orientation program
3. Admissions: Many Admissions Offices provide gift copies of texts to recruit new international students. Copies can be made available at Regional or on-campus Open Houses, International Student Informational Fairs, or as a token of appreciation for enrollment when new students pay their entrance deposit or fee to declare their intent to pursue their education at the institution. Some offer International Student Outreach Seminars in international communities and provide copies of texts to each participant who applies for enrollment.
4. Grants: Some institutions/foundations both in the US and foreign countries may offer grants to encourage the enrollment of international students in the US that can prove appropriate sources of funding for underwriting an adoption of texts.
5. Corporate: Many corporations interested in building good will with international students and countries may prove willing to provide underwriting for an adoption of texts in exchange for a courtesy acknowledgement or insertion of an informational postcard or brochure. This proves particularly beneficial when several local establishments are urged to cooperate, each providing a share of the underwriting in exchange for an advertisement about their service or products availability.
6. Fund Raising: Campus clubs and organizations interested in developing funds to underwrite programming often find promotion, book sales, and distribution to prove successful. Many find direct mail support in cooperation with regular campus mailings (i.e. Admissions, Orientation, etc.) to assist with distribution while others find formal announcements and recommendations by Orientation Directors, Campus Deans during first day welcome programs to assist in facilitating book sales.
Many more opportunities for funding are available. The key to building readership is to encourage a sampling of students to use the text. This creates awareness of the value of this problem-solving text and has an influence on encouraging more students to purchase copies of their own. (i.e. optional extra credit out-of-class reader, etc.)
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