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International college students up for 7th year

More than 1.1 million students are either crossing borders in or out of the United States to pursue college, according to the 2013 Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education. Record highs were reported in each direction, with … Continue reading

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100 Questions About Americans Coming Dec. 1

On Nov. 8, we received proof for our next guide. It was written by American students for international students studying in America. We think it is useful to people of all ages and are excited about the way it is … Continue reading

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Our next guide: Helping international students

This fall, our Bias Busters class will create and publish a guide designed to help international students acclimate to life on U.S. college campuses. We will update you on our progress here, and provide updates on other issues related to … Continue reading

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U. of Montana hosts 600 international students from 70 countries

International enrollment is up at universities across the United States. The University of Montana is seeing its international enrollment go up by about 170 students in 2013, compared to 125 new students the year before. They come from a surprisingly … Continue reading

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Focusing on differences rather than similarities backfired

New Hampshire Business Review details how an effort at a warehouse in California to foster inclusiveness tripped up Target because it dwelt on differences, rather than similarities. The article contrasts that with New Hampshire’s Stonyfield Farms, which used shared interpretations … Continue reading

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Obama nominates Indian-American as pointperson for South Asia

President Barack Obama has nominated Nisha Desai Biswal as assistant secretary of State for South and Central Asia. The position is the lead policy maker for India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Biswal … Continue reading

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Indians: Detroit’s largest immigrant group

A new report by Global Detroit and Data Driven Detroit says that the largest immigrant group in metro Detroit is from India. That is an anomaly in a nation where immigrants from Mexico outnumber all other groups. Niraj Warikoo has … Continue reading

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Indian American cultural competence guide available

This new guide, which clears up some basic questions about Indian Americans, is now available from Amazon. We will be making the book available on pretty much any platform you like. Order your copy today, read it and then keep … Continue reading

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Cross-cultural communication and business

Advice from Gayle Cotton’s new book, “Say Anything to Anyone, Anywhere: 5 Keys To Successful Cross-Cultural Communication” is paraphrased by Entrepreneur’s Gwen Moran.

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Man who beat Sikh driver charged with hate crime

In another case where a Sikh was attacked because someone thought he was Iranian or Iraqi, the suspect is being charged in Seattle with a hate crime. The Los Angeles Times reports that in October the 49-year-old beat, punched, stomped … Continue reading

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