ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Student Success, a provider of online sexual assault prevention and bystander intervention programs for college students, announced today a new course, Title IX Essentials for International Students, which provides international students with background information about American culture and laws, as well as college-specific rules, pertaining to Title IX and interpersonal relationships.
“We developed the new course in collaboration with clients nationwide who want to guide and educate international students as they acclimate to campus life,” said Dave Stobie, President of Student Success. “Many international students come from very different cultures where these issues are seldom discussed, where domestic violence is tolerated, where behavior that is acceptable in their home country is a violation of U.S. laws and campus policies, and where women have fewer rights.
“Some students are intimidated by a co-ed campus where parties and alcohol may present new social challenges and where they may encounter a 'hook-up' culture for the first time.
“Once on a U.S. campus, international students need to understand U.S. laws and legal terms, as well as the important difference between laws and university policies. Beyond that, they need the guidance offered by Title IX, namely an understanding of bystander intervention tactics, active consent requirements, and steps for preventing sexual assault, dating violence, harassment, and stalking,” said Stobie.
As part of the 30-minute Title IX Essentials for International Students course, current international students present personal experiences and insights that illustrate real-life social issues, concepts, and actions on U.S. campuses. The program offers pre- and post-testing of student knowledge as well as the tracking of student completion.
The program is video-based, online and interactive and can be used in conjunction with other Student Success programs or by itself. The content is in English, with selectable subtitles in English, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Spanish languages. It also meets 508-compliance requirements.
A video overview of the program is available on the StudentSuccess.org website under the International Student menu option. To view the entire program, contact David Stobie at David.Stobie@studentsuccess.org or (314) 495-7241.
About Student Success
Student Success educates college and university students at some 200 colleges and universities nationwide about interpersonal violence prevention with interactive, online programs. Student Success programs are research-driven, video-based, online programs that resonate with students intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Specialized versions of the program focus on different college populations, including undergraduate students, non-traditional students, graduate students, community college students, and international students, as well as staff and faculty. All programs feature customizable pre- and post-test metrics for verifiable results of both educational outcomes and anticipated behavioral change.
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