Workshop on Best Practices in Hosting U.S. Students and Visiting Scholars

Hanken School of Economics, Arkadiankatu 22, 00100 Helsinki
Logoes of the Fulbright Finland Foundation and USA Study Abroad

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Venue: Hanken School of Economics

The workshop brings together hosts of U.S. students, teachers and scholars from Finnish HEIs, and provides them with an opportunity to share and discuss best hosting practices. The workshop will be facilitated by an experienced administrator in the internationalization of higher education. Best practices will also be shared by higher education administrators and faculty members from Finnish HEIs with a proven track-record of going beyond basic procedures in helping U.S. students and visiting scholars to feel welcome, get settled and connected with professional networks.

The workshop is free of charge. Lunch and afternoon refreshments are provided.

Program

11:45 Registration
 
12:00 Networking lunch (provided)
 
13:00-16:00  Workshop on Best Practices in Hosting U.S. Students and Visiting Scholars
 
13:00-13:40 Fulbright Finland Foundation Services and Resources

Welcome Remarks
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation

Fulbright Finland Foundation Services and Resources for Hosts and U.S. Fulbrighters

  • Pre-arrival:  Webinars, Online Guide, Advising Services
  • In-country: Orientations, Program Coordinators, Annual Events, Fulbright Buddy
  • Beyond grant period in Finland: Alumni network
  • Fulbright Finland Foundation Programs to deepen and continue collaboration with the U.S. Fulbright Visiting Scholars and Teachers: Travel Grants, Specialist Program

Fulbright Finland Foundation Guidance on Host Responsibilities
 
13:40 Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Hosting U.S. Students and Visiting Scholars

  • National Perspective: Internationalization of Finnish Education and Attracting Talent to Finland
    Tiina Vihma-Purovaara, Senior Ministerial Adviser, The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Host Perspective: Making Most of the Host Experience
    Hanna Pöyliö, University Teacher, University of Jyväskylä; Project Coordinator, Niilo Mäki Institute; 2018-2019 Fulbright Finland Travel Grant Program Alumna
  • Visiting U.S. Scholar Perspective:
    John Broussard, Professor of Finance, Estonian Business School; 2016-2017 Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics   

14:30-14:50 Coffee Break
 
14:50-15:50 Workshop: Taking Hosting to the Next Level
Brainstorming concrete ideas to help current and future hosts to make the most of the experience (in small groups)
 
15:50-16:00  Closing Words, Steps Forward

 

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