High Level University Representatives Forum (HLURF) aims at creating a high-level platform to discuss opportunities and challenges regarding regional cooperation on higher education. The second HLURF focuses on daily challenges experienced by international students regarding their adjustment to a new environment.
The expected outcome is to identify challenges and devise appropriate, beneficial and sustainable modalities to support internationalization of higher education in the region.
The language of the Forum is English. Translations to/from Persian and Russian will be available. Participants are expected to fill the registration form at https://forms.gle/DJ1BRH8tBN1HFaZr6 by 8 December 2023. The Zoom link and the final program will be sent to registered participants.
12:30-13.30 Opening Speeches
13:30-15.00 Session 1: Roundtable on Personal and Social Challenges
Each speaker is expected to make a 5 minute speech sharing their views on the following and related issues:
Social integration and cultural adjustment,
Discrimination and prejudice
Housing and accommodation challenges
Other personal and social challenges
15:30-17.00 Session 2: Roundtable on Administrative Challenges
Each speaker is expected to make a 3-5 minute speech sharing their views on the following and related issues:
Visa and immigration issues
Internship and employment,
Navigating healthcare systems
Other legal and administrative issues