Empowering International Student Success in Pennsylvania

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In this episode, Bakhtiyor Isoev interviews Dr. Martyn Miller, Assistant VP of International Affairs at Temple University, Chairman of StudyPA a consortium of higher education institutions in Pennsylvania. Dr. Miller, holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Fantasy and Medieval English Literature from The University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree (with distinction) in English Literature and Teaching Diploma in English as a Foreign Language from the American University of Beirut.

Dr. Miller has held leadership positions in such organizations as Georgia Association of International Educators, Georgia TESOL, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Pennsylvania Council on International Education (PaCIE), and TESOL; and he currently serves as inaugural Chair of StudyPA. An Arab-American, Dr. Miller grew up in Syria and Lebanon and has lived in the U.S. since graduating from AUB.

In the podcast, Dr. Miller will share his insights about creating successful international student programming that sets international students for success beyond the classroom. You will learn first hand from someone well experienced both as a scholar, but also as a leader who ran some of the most successful international programs and internationalization efforts with higher education institutions in Pennsylvania. 

Story Notes:

  • Academia and International Higher Education
  • Narrative of going into Higher Education
  • Youth Development
  • Empowering people through Education
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • How Programming Outside the Classroom impacts Student Success
  • Student Success outside of the Classroom
  • Foundational Aspects
  • Models and Factors Affecting Student Success
  • StudyPA and plans to support International Students and International Efforts
  • Empowering Student Success Programming: Challenges and Lessons
  • Outsourcing and Technology Transformation of Student Programming
  • Partnerships and Collaborations

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