|dc.description.abstract||The portfolio will focus on the increasing internationalization of programs and student populations in Canadian Universities. It will largely focus on the roles, support systems and responsiveness by Lakehead University in assisting and integrating international students. This study will also focus on international students’ academic, social-emotional, cultural, linguistic, and financial challenges, and how University faculty and staff need to recognize students’ needs in order to effectively offer supportive campus resources and services. The study will also examine how Canadian (or North American) Universities have made policy commitments to service international students in order to expand their university’s market and revenue generating potential.
The study will critically examine a range of literature (academic, policy reports, university statements, etc.) in order to gauge the changing landscape of higher education through internationalization. I put forward some of the recommendations that may prove helpful for the Lakehead University to better assist international students. If these recommendations followed in a meaningful way, it might better integrate the practice of sahanubhooti in the daily lives of international students.||en_US