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International Student Adaptation XIEP 4030

Intl Education Practitioner Course

Course details

​An investigation of the lived experience of international students examines the relationship between cultural transitions, adjustments to daily life and stress during the acculturation process. Best practices for facilitating strategies that foster healthy student adaptation and inclusion in different cultures will be explored through discussion and assignments. This introductory course will develop practitioner's competencies to support international student adaptation.​


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of XIEP 4030 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 68646


Tue Jun 06 - Tue Jul 04 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 68646
  • $85.00
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 06 - Jul 04 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Erin Smith

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.




Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the myths and realities associated with the lived experience of international students.
  • Recognize the drivers behind acculturative stress for international students.
  • Articulate the role(s) and responsibilities of an international education practitioner in facilitating international student adaptation.
  • Identify strategies at the individual level or institutional level that foster international student adaptation and inclusion.
  • Explain the dimensions of inclusion and what makes an inclusive learning space.

Effective as of Winter 2023

Related Programs

International Student Adaptation (XIEP 4030) is offered as a part of the following programs:

BCIT International

  1. International Education Practitioner - Foundation
    Microcredential Part-time


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