International Student Experience: Orientation, integration and wellbeing

*The micro course is currently not being offered due to ongoing border uncertainty. Micro-course options will be re-assessed as the pathway to a re-opened sector becomes clearer in 2022

An online course that supports sector recovery

  • Are you interested in developing key skills and strategies for supporting international students in New Zealand? 
  • Are you ready to explore and discuss ways to provide wraparound support for new students entering the country?

Starts: 28th September 2020

Duration: 20 hours over six weeks, flexible learning 2-4 hours per week

Why do this online course?

The International Student Experience: Orientation, Integration and Well-being micro course will help you develop competence in providing tailored support to current international students and new students entering New Zealand under managed isolation.

Who is this course for?

Staff in international education programmes in schools and tertiary education institutions, student services, secondary and tertiary teaching, regional education managers and education-related public services.

Course weekly themes:

• Perspectives on international education post-COVID

• Identifying cultural values and models for intercultural support

• Orientation and managing the student transition

• Tailoring services for supporting international student wellbeing

• Facilitating student learning and integration

• Professionalisation and sustainability beyond 2020

Course cost:

$200 GST incl. = Early-bird special for ISANA NZ members only, expires 7th September

$250 GST incl. = Non-ISANA NZ members and ISANA NZ members after the 7th September


A limited number of scholarships of up to $250 are available. For scholarship inquiries please email [email protected]

Taught and facilitated by highly experienced international educators and practitioners from the school and tertiary sectors with support from government agencies.


Sector-specific course development

ISANA NZ is currently working with Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Education to promote its newly approved International Education specialisation for its MEd programme to supplement its current online EDUC504 course. The association is also liaising with a university subsidiary to develop a microcredential in International Education.



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