Category: Assessment and Evaluation in International Education

The Impact of International Student Programs on Cross-Cultural Learning and Retention

Thursday, Jun 1
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Table 16

This poster will display data on the impact of international student programs on cross-cultural learning and retention.

Gita Maharaja

Senior Academic Advisor/Adjunct Faculty
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Gita Maharaja is coordinator of advising and adjunct faculty at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. She received her Doctoral degree in Education with a focus on international education from Duquesne University. She has been advising domestic and international students since 1987. In addition to being coordinator of advising, she has many years of teaching experience in courses related cross-cultural learning, cross-cultural adjustment, intercultural competence, academic success of international students, and international business and economics. She also works in close collaboration with the ESL and International Programs Offices at the university to offer cross-cultural learning opportunities to international and domestic students, faculty, and staff to enhance their intercultural competence. Her research interests include the development of intercultural sensitivity and cross-cultural adaptability skills of college students, impact of study abroad on students, and leadership and emotional intelligence skills of managers in multinational enterprises. She has presented her research at several national and international conferences.