Faculty and Staff Workshops

The Reves Center provides W&M faculty and staff workshops that offer knowledge, skills, and resources for supporting W&M’s diverse international community. If you have suggestions for workshops, please contact [[m|ywong,Eva Wong]].

Spring 2017

The International Student Experience

Thursday, March 23, 12-1pm. Reves Room (1st floor of the Reves Center)
Presenters: Eva Wong, Assistant Director for International Programs and Zabrina Williams, Immigrant Systems Technician

What is it like to be an international student? Learn about the international student’s “life cycle” from applying for admission to post-graduation opportunities. Presenters will provide a review of administrative processes and basic immigration information. A panel of international students will be invited to share their experiences.

Bring your lunch, we’ll provide the desserts!  

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Previous Workshops
Crash Course Chinese

Friday, February 24, 2:30-3:30pm, Waterman A/B (Virginia Institute for Marine Science)
Presenters: Yanmin Liu and Lu Yang, WMCI Volunteer Teachers

Every year more and more international students and scholars join the W&M community, with Chinese students and scholars making up the largest proportion of this population. To better educate and relate with Chinese international students and scholars, the Reves Center is offering a brief workshop on the basics of Chinese language. Topics will include the Chinese naming culture, basic pronunciation, character composition, and simple greetings.

Supporting W&M’s International Community

Tuesday, October 4, 12-1:30pm. Reves Room (1st floor of the Reves Center)
Presenter: Office of International Students, Scholars, and Programs Staff

W&M has a diverse community of international students, scholars, faculty, staff, and families. Who are they? Learn about the different groups represented on campus and discover Reves resources on how to better support them. Bring your lunch, we’ll provide the desserts.

Becoming a US Citizen

Wednesday, October 5, 3-4pm, Reves Room (1st floor of the Reves Center)
Presenter: Helen Konrad, Esq., immigration attorney with McCandlish Holton, PC.

Interested in becoming a US citizen? Or do you have family and friends going through the process and would like to understand it better? This session will outline the eligibility criteria for naturalization, the process, potential pitfalls and complications, and situations where you may want to hire an immigration attorney.

Crash Course Chinese

Wednesday, November 2, 12-1:30pm, Reves Room (1st floor of the Reves Center)
Presenters: Yanmin Liu and Lu Yang, WMCI Volunteer Teachers

Every year more and more international students join the W&M community, with Chinese students making up the largest proportion of this population. To better educate and relate with Chinese international students, the Reves Center is offering a brief workshop on the basics of Chinese language. Topics will include the Chinese naming culture, basic pronunciation, character composition, and simple greetings. Bring your lunch, we’ll provide the desserts.